At Little Sunshine’s, giving back to our 23 communities is so important to us, that’s why we’ve identified November as our month of “Giving Back”. Better yet, it’s our curriculum theme! That means we’re teaching the importance of helping thy neighbor to our students, the future leaders of America. In honor of our theme, we’ve compiled a list of five simple things you can do with your children to give
Did you know 2 children die of poisoning every day? Poison exposure sends 300 kids or teens to the emergency room each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. And young children are at especially high risk. Out of nearly 2.12 million incidents reported to Poison Control Centers in 2017, 45% of them involved kids under 6 years old! How can you protect your own children? It’s
Every parent understands the importance of children feeling good about themselves. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we understand that too! Throughout the month of August, our I Am Special/All About Me lesson theme includes lots of fun activities to promote self-confidence in preschoolers.
As math grows more important for the careers of the future, a quality preschool math curriculum will play a crucial role in preparing your child for a lifetime of success. Knowledge of math at ages 3 to 5 improves kindergarten readiness and predicts future achievement well into high school, and kids with better math skills in early childhood are more likely to attend college. Early math also promotes development of
Many parents worry about introducing the internet to their children. At what age is it okay to go online? What content is appropriate? How much time is too much? How can you protect your child from the dangers that may be lurking in cyberspace?
As your child’s first teacher, you can promote early learning in many ways, such as reading bedtime stories and even pointing out the meaning of traffic signs. Participating in your child’s preschool experience is also essential. Research published in 2017 found that parent-teacher partnerships promote academic success and social-emotional development. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, biannual parent-teacher conferences are an important part of our curriculum and provide an opportunity
You notice a red mark on your child’s cheek after preschool. When you ask her what happened, she replies “Stacy bit me.” Or you find out that your child recently had an argument over a toy in which he hit his classmate. As disturbing as it can be, hitting and biting are a normal stage of development for some kids. Why do these aggressive behaviors occur at preschool, and how
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