Early education is most effective when it’s fun! And dancing brings the curriculum to life by tapping into preschoolers’ natural curiosity and energy. It combines the power of sensory stimulation with physical movement to make lessons more memorable. One study published in the journal Social Development randomly assigned a group of preschool students to an 8-week dance program or a control group who received no dance instruction. The researchers found

Like all parents, you love your children more than anything and want them to be healthy, happy and successful. Perhaps that’s why discipline can be so frustrating and even downright exhausting sometimes. What do you do when, despite all your best efforts, your child still refuses to eat his or her veggies, hits another child or throws a tantrum? Take a deep breath and be patient. Kids don’t grow up

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, we are firm believers that our preschool teachers are the game changers. They show up each day eager to educate, connect with and inspire their students. To continually honor our passionate educators, we identify and award a National Teacher of the Month each month. This award is highly regarded among our staff and is just one way we continually invest in our educators who

It’s our favorite time of year again! We are so thrilled to reflect back on what an amazing year 2018 was, but more importantly we want to celebrate all of the amazing early childhood educators who make it possible year after year. Our teachers are beyond dedicated to providing the very best in early childhood education to students at our preschools across the country. They are the game changers who

We are honored to work alongside such hardworking men and women who educate and love on our students day-in and day-out! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from for recognition as our December teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement: Tanesha Jones

Most people have fond memories of playing on the playground as a child. Playgrounds are a great place for preschoolers to get much-needed exercise, use their imaginations and participate in fun learning activities in lots of academic subjects. But the playground can also be dangerous, especially for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that more than 200,000 kids go to the emergency room each year because of playground

Where has all the time gone? Almost overnight, it seems, your beautiful baby has grown into an energetic 4-year-old eager to learn and show off more exciting new skills every day. And now kindergarten is right around the corner! A good pre-kindergarten program helps your child prepare for this important new adventure. What should you look for in a pre-k for your child? Experts from the Brookings Institution and Duke

We are honored to work alongside such hardworking men and women who educate and love on our students day-in and day-out! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from for recognition as our November teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement: Jessica Ray

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we believe that some of the best learning takes place when kids are active. Regular physical activity plays an important role in early childhood development and supports everything from your child’s overall health to their success in school. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of exercise for preschoolers in particular. Exercise and Academic Achievement A review of over 60 years of research

With only ⅓ of American children currently reading at grade level, parents today are looking for effective ways to help their kids read with confidence and instill a lifelong love of reading. Learning to read is a process that occurs in phases, not a single event. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the preschool years are an important time for awareness and exploration of spoken