When disasters happen it can be frightening, chaotic and confusing. Children, especially, can feel very frightened during a disaster and afterwards some can exhibit temporary changes of behavior. For most children these changes will be mild, not last long, and diminish with time. However, reminders … [Read more...] about Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Media Coverage of Crises
Riley Crossing Child Care understands that due to COVID19, there may be many uncertainties or concerns for your pre- kindergartner’s learning experience. For this reason, we are thrilled to take some weight off your shoulders and make it known that we are remaining open and will not be partaking in … [Read more...] about Concerned about distance learning for your pre-kindergartner in the Fall?
If you’re returning back to work and considering putting your baby in infant care, it can be a challenge to find daycare. How do you find care, and how do you know if it’s the right fit? Use these tips to help you with this process and know you’re leaving your child in capable hands. Where to Find … [Read more...] about How to Find Infant Care
Starting daycare is a stressful time for both parents and children. For parents who want to avoid separation anxiety and tears (on both sides), there are some steps you can take before the big day. Visit the daycare with your child – before the first day Transitioning to a daycare is a stressful … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Children for Full Time Daycare
Reading is a vital skill for every child, and a love of reading takes reading from something academic to something pleasurable. Fostering a love of reading empowers preschoolers to develop and sharpen their reading skills, creating a critical foundation for success in both school and … [Read more...] about How to Foster a Love of Reading for Preschoolers
When your child ages out of toddlerhood, it’s time to start considering preschool. But what exactly is the difference between preschool and daycare? And is there any real benefit to choosing preschool over daycare? Purpose The purpose of a daycare is to provide care, a safe environment and … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Preschool and Daycare?
Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8. This is the perfect time for grandkids and grandparents to spend the day together. For preschool-aged children, crafts are a fun way to bond and leave with a tangible memory. Riley Crossing is hosting a special event on Monday September 9 where families can … [Read more...] about Grandparents Day Craft Ideas for Preschool
It can be hard for you and your child to separate on the first day of daycare. Check out our tips on dealing with separation anxiety so that you and your child can have a smooth process of transitioning between home and the care center. Meet the Teacher Before Daycare Starts Sometimes, a daycare … [Read more...] about How to Ease Daycare Separation Anxiety
Once you start the process of looking into child care options, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. It’s hard to know which questions are the most important. There are so many questions to ask a child care provider, but we recommend these 10 questions to ask on any potential child care … [Read more...] about 10 Questions to Ask a Child Care Provider