Focusing kindergarten students on life skills is not only important to parents, its important to teachers as well. It's no surprise that academic rigor has become the main focus of kindergarten in the United States. Kindergarten teachers are expected to teach a total of 98 academic standards to … [Read more...] about Focusing Kindergarten Students on Life Skills
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Making Sure Your Children Stay Safe in Our Care During this pandemic, young families have wondered about the safety of child care centers during COVID-19. They often have to make difficult decisions on whether to bring their child to childcare center or keep them home. With fear of exposing their … [Read more...] about The Safety of Child Care Centers During COVID-19
Here at Riley Crossing childcare in Chanhassen, we are committed to providing high quality and safe environment for our families. In this pandemic time, families can be assured that we are here for their children. Being a part of Fairview Health Care Systems, gives our families and children the … [Read more...] about The Benefit of Consistency in Childcare
We live in an uncertain world. Many circumstances that affect our lives often feel out of our control, causing anxiety, feelings of helplessness, even fear. A crisis situation exists any time that your child is no longer safe by himself or with others or when there is a need for immediate action or … [Read more...] about Helping Children During Times of Crisis and Trauma
Riley Crossing child care takes a very unique approach to preschool by offering a special intergenerational program that brings preschoolers together with our seniors from the Riley Crossing Senior Living community. They are known as the children’s, “grandfriends.” This unique experience offers both … [Read more...] about Virtual Intergenerational Connections Help our Young Ones Learn and Grow
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?
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?
Even though children and seniors are at the opposite stages of life, they have a surprising amount of similarities. We see firsthand the profound impact seniors – who we call our “grand friends” – have on children and vice-versa. Intergenerational child care offers many benefits to childhood … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Intergenerational Care