As childhood obesity and attention deficit disorders in young children continue to increase, more and more research is being done about the effects of physical activity on children’s health. This research shows that regular exercise is not only vital to physical development, but also brain development in young children. Here are a few examples: Basic […]
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Ms. Lin is lead teacher in the four year old classroom at our Childtime location in Ankeny, IA. She has been working in early education for 32 years – seven of those with Childtime. Read our Q&A to learn more about her passion for early education and why after three decades on the job, she […]
By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD There’s more to food than just taste. Or so that’s what I’ve learned in my six years of studying nutrition science. Food provides our bodies with the nutrients it needs to function, just like fuel to a car. But what foods constitute as healthy? How can you maintain a healthy […]
It won’t be long and your child will be moving up our School Readiness Pathway and heading to a new classroom. We want to ensure this transition is a win-win for your child and for you. Transitions can be stressful, so the sooner we begin thinking about the transition, the easier it will be on […]
With 2015 coming to a close, it’s important to reflect on the past year – what we learned and what we accomplished – while focusing on our goals for the New Year. Here’s a free printable New Year’s “Resolution” worksheet that kids can fill in as we prepare for 2016! From all of us at Childtime, […]
Ms. Viannie, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at our Sugar Land, TX location, has been a part of the Childtime team for almost 17 years and has been working in the field of early education for 30. Read on to learn more about Ms. Viannie and why feels an early education program is critical in today’s day […]
Every morning, we get up, brush our teeth, take a shower, get dressed—it’s our morning routine, and every step of the way, we’re ensuring that our day gets off to the right start. It’s the same for young children. Research shows that even the youngest infants are healthier and show stronger executive function and self-regulation […]
By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD Once Halloween comes and goes, parents often are reminded it’s not just the spooky holiday that presents our children (and us) with sugary treats. The reality is that many celebrations from October through the New Year are accompanied by sugar, sugar and more sugar. It’s the […]
Help us to blanket the world with goodness by participating in our “You’ve Been Hugged” activity! By doing so, you’ll spread the word about our Season of Kindness program and fill your community with happiness! Instructions are below. To print off each page, simply click each image to view the PDF.
At our school, we have made a firm commitment to preparing each and every child for elementary school. That’s why our Preschool and Pre-K programs and curriculum are supported by Learning Care System (LCS), our digital lesson planning tool. LCS enables teachers to generate customized curriculum, based on assessment and observation, to meet the developmental […]