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by Administrator | February 1, 2017 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

 Watch your groundhog pop in and out of his burrow with this simple Groundhog Day craft!   Materials: Styrofoam cup Popsicle stick Green, brown, black and white construction paper Wiggle eyes Glue Instructions Cut a medium-sized heart shape and two small rectangles with rounded tops out of the brown construction paper. Cut a small heart […]

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by Administrator | February 1, 2017 | Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and for many people that means Date Night. But that can be challenging with kids. Sometimes you can’t find help or a babysitter when you need it. So, here’s our guide to navigate a family night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Be brave, be prepared—and have fun! Pick your restaurant wisely. […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 31, 2017 | Child Development | Ideas

How many times have you told your children it’s too cold to go outside, or too wet, or too hot? We have probably all said it once or twice. Or, “You’re going to catch a cold if you don’t put on your coat and hat.” That’s why some parents have tucked away in a closet […]

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by Administrator | January 11, 2017 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

Forget about those old resolutions. This year, be bold and adventurous. Take the opportunity, as a family, to grow your horizons, to explore new experiences, and discover what’s out there. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Have fun creating your own list at home with your family. Be sure to try everything, […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 10, 2017 | Child Development

Your friend has a young daughter who makes her own snack and packs most of her lunch. Your sister’s 2-year-old son cleans up his dishes after dinner. How did these parents get so lucky? It isn’t luck—they’ve raised their children to make responsible choices. Teaching children how to take responsibility is not easy and takes […]

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by Administrator | December 28, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Jessica, the Lead Infant Teacher at Childtime in Penfield, NY! She has worked at Childtime for four years and has years of experience as a nanny, as well as an education in childhood education. Read on to learn more about this fabulous member of our Childtime team!   What’s special about teaching your […]

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by Administrator | December 21, 2016 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Have your little ones color these gift tags to add a personal touch to festive holiday gifts! Happy wrapping and happy holidays!  

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

A new study from Childtime and her sister schools reveals that the company has achieved three times growth in school readiness among its Pre-K students during the fall 2015-spring 2016 academic year. This is the second consecutive year that the Learning Care Group’s schools – which include Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Everbrook Academy, La Petite […]

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by Administrator | December 16, 2016 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

Naturally, we need a whole day to celebrate this delicious syrup! We hope you can indulge in a bit of sweet maple syrup today, whether it’s on your pancakes, in a yummy recipe or as a candy. Now, here are some fun facts about maple syrup that you might not have known! (Click the image […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | December 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

Feeling tired? Stressed out? Tired of all the negativity in the world? Try doing something nice for a stranger. Scientific studies have revealed that there is a strong link between appreciation and random acts of kindness and overall good health. Never underestimate the impact of a single act of kindness. You may change just their […]

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