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by Administrator | August 28, 2015 | Get to Know Our Staff

Miss Natalie, Program Assistant Director at our Oviedo, FL location, has an 11-year tenure at Childtime. She started as a part time teacher and worked her way up to her current position, which she has been in for just more than a year. Along with her Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in [...]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2015 | Early Education & Literacy | Ideas | Work/Life Balance

Summer is over and you’re probably still getting used to that “back-to-school” mindset. Here are some tips for helping you maintain good communication with your child’s school, as well as how to manage homework time.   Maintaining Home and School Communication Introduce yourself to your child’s teacher. Communicate any specific goals you may have for [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | August 26, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

As children grow, the skills they need to learn and develop change. Normal developmental growth frequently involves children taking on and practicing milestones or challenges until they master them. But it’s also important for children to positively embrace learning, and that begins with a strong start in early childhood, that will lead to success in [...]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2015 | Nutrition | Safety and Security

By Colette Martin Approximately 8% of our children now have food allergies – that’s an average of two in every classroom. Food allergies have reached epidemic proportions (having grown 50% between 1997 and 2011), and it has changed the way we need to think about food in the classroom. Whether your child with food allergies is [...]

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by Administrator | August 20, 2015 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day! Today is for celebrating this exciting folklore about the fairy who gives a small gift to children after they lose a tooth. Next time your kiddo loses one of their pearly whites, leave this printable “receipt” along with their gift! To download and print the receipt, click the [...]

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by Administrator | August 7, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

What better way to celebrate Book Lover’s Day on August 9 than by reading a book with your little ones? We asked some of our staff members to share their favorite children’s book, and we’d like to know what yours is, too!   Nikki Dettore – Director, Laguna Niguel, CA Favorite Book: The Dot by [...]

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by Administrator | August 6, 2015 | Recipes

By Andrea Lynn This simple no-cook ice cream base is a breeze to make—kids can even do the first step of adding all the ingredients together into the bowl. Just lend a hand when it comes to pureeing the mixture. Homemade ice cream has never been so easy.   Easy Blueberry-Lime Ice Cream Want to [...]

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by Administrator | July 30, 2015 | Safety and Security

by Tired Mom Tésa As a tech blogger and mom I’m always concerned about my children’s safety, whether it’s online, offline, or out and about. With back-to-school around the corner it’s a good time of year to re-evaluate what methods we have in place to address these concerns. Thankfully there is a lot of tech out [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | July 21, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Finding the right preschool for your child is an important step in their development. Having a formal educational experience before entering elementary school contributes significantly to their cognitive development, social skills, and autonomy. Here are five essential considerations when deciding on your child’s early educational experience: Parenting Style – You have your own communication style [...]

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by Administrator | July 21, 2015 | Ideas

Summer’s a great time for togetherness. So bring the whole family together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as fun activities, tasty snacks, and plenty of laughs. Indoor Beach Party - Bring the beach to you! It’s easy: Make tropical punch. Serve tropical foods. Set up beach towels (and inflatable palm trees, if you want). [...]

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