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
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
Non-cognitive behavior is a key part of early childhood education. These behaviors of empathy, kindness, understanding of diversity are all a part of the social/emotional development for children ages infant to preschool. The following article shares insight on the importance of quality early … [Read more...] about Social and Emotional Development
Intergenerational programming is important for all who are involved. This article uses our sister program "Ebenezer Ridges Child Care" as an example of quality intergenerational centers. By Trent Stamp September 26, 2016 Intergenerational Programs: Not Just Nice, but Necessary: Bringing older and … [Read more...] about Intergenerational Programming is Important