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by Administrator | May 20, 2016 | Nutrition | Press Releases

Today we were honored to be recognized by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for the work we do every day to help children Grow Fit and learn to make healthy choices. Speaking at the fifth Annual Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA President and CEO Larry Soler recalled the impression our children made […]

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by Administrator | May 20, 2016 | Nutrition

May 20th is Pick Strawberries Day and to celebrate, we wanted to share some interesting facts about the delicious berry. Check them out below and then gather your family together to go out and pick some of your own!

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 4, 2016 | Child Development

Communication is the sharing of information between two or more people. It takes both verbal and non-verbal forms. As one of the major developmental tasks in early childhood, learning to communicate is vital for children in order to interact with the people in their life and to have their social, emotional, and physical needs met. […]

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by Administrator | April 27, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Ms. Liz is the lead infant teacher at our location in Arnold, Missouri. She works with our littlest learners – ages six weeks to seven months – and has three years of experience at Childtime, as well as her Child Development Associate’s credential. Read our Q&A with Ms. Liz to learn more about this wonderful […]

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by Administrator | April 20, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

With kindergarten on the horizon, Childtime is giving parents the confidence of knowing that when the time comes, their little one will be ready for the big leagues. Childtime provides a customized learning experience for each child as a foundation for future academic success. Parents can be assured their child’s learning goals are being met, […]

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by Administrator | April 18, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas | Learning Activities | Nutrition

By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD April is a month where we celebrate all things green: Earth Day (April 22nd)and National Garden Week (the second week of April). While it’s easy for parents to understand and honor the environment, there’s a simple way you can carry this theme throughout your kitchen and straight to your family: eat […]

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by Administrator | April 12, 2016 | Child Development | Nutrition

When it comes to discovery and adventure at home, one room stands apart as an enticing and delicious wonderland where your child can contribute and feel grown up. “Most children love to help in the kitchen, and can start as early as age two,” notes Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Childtime. “It’s a terrific […]

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by Administrator | April 8, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas

Spring cleaning is a great time for children to learn about being responsible and taking care of themselves and others. Chores don’t have to be a chore—work together to figure out the best system for your family and in doing so, you’ll discover how helping can be fun!

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 7, 2016 | Child Development | Kindergarten Readiness

The ability to self-regulate is an important skill for children to develop. It helps children as they learn to follow rules and understand limits. Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness. There is also evidence that self-regulation levels have a stronger […]

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by Administrator | March 30, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Ms. Tierra is the lead teacher in the school-age classroom at our Childtime center in Fairfax, VA. She has been at Childtime for just over three years and recently graduated from George Mason University where she studied English and early childhood education. Read on to learn about this wonderful member of our Childtime team!   […]

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