Parent To Parent
Is your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, work out more, and improve your overall wellness? As a working mom with a young child, I can completely understand how difficult it can be to stick to these goals. By the time I get home from work at our early childhood learning center in CT, I’m already feeling tired – the fact that it turns dark at 4pm doesn’t help either! Once dinner, bath time, story time and bed time are over, there’s very little time left for Mommy to focus on fitness. One solution to this problem is to get the entire clan on board with a whole family fitness and health routine for 2012. Continue reading
The holidays are here! This is a wonderful, exciting time of year —especially if you have small children. Little children allow us to see the magic of the holiday season. Everything is new: the lights, the music, the decorations. Their excitement is contagious. Everything is a discovery!
As parents, we’re making discoveries too. We’re discovering new aspects of our children’s personalities every day. As they grow and change, we’ll see them differentiate between items and exhibit preferences —the favorite toy, the only blanket they’ll fall asleep with. It’s a fascinating process – and one we can use to guide our answers when people ask us for gift suggestions for our children. Continue reading
Can you believe we’re already nearing the end of 2011? This time of year, I still can’t help but feel as excited as a child. For those of you who have young children as I do, I think the holiday season is particularly special. It’s during this time that you instill family traditions, ones that your little one will likely pass down to their own children someday. Cherish these moments.
This is a time to give thanks, and at our Stamford daycare, we have a lot to be thankful for. We couldn’t’ be more grateful that you and your children have become a part of our Stamford daycare family. Continue reading
If you are the parent of a young one like I am, it feels like every time you blink your eyes, your child has grown just a little bit more. You’re overfilled with pride when you watch your tiny tot reach a new milestone – like when they roll over for the first time, start to walk, begin speaking in easily identifiable sentences or pour their first glass of milk on their own.
It’s bittersweet, isn’t it? One moment, you can’t stop beaming. The next moment, you’re filled with a sadness that you never expected. Your baby is growing up and becoming independent. Hard as it may be at first, learning independence is a very important step toward your child’s early childhood development education. Continue reading
Recent studies are showing that in the fight against childhood obesity, the focus should be shifted to local daycare centers. Childcare providers as well as instructors of CT early learning programs are responsible for our children while we’re away at work, and often times, that responsibility includes feeding our children. Continue reading
As another new school year begins at Building Blocks Early Learning Center, many parents at our day care in Stamford CT and Stamford preschool learning center have approached us with the same question: “What kind of lunches should I pack for my child to bring to their childcare learning center?”
As we all know, lunch time is very important for re-energizing our children mid-day so that they can run, jump, play and, most importantly, learn. Bologna sandwiches in the lunchbox just aren’t cutting it anymore. There’s a strong focus today on making sure our children are eating healthy when they are away from home and at their Stamford preschool learning center or school. Unfortunately, as working parents, we don’t always have a ton of time in the mornings to make super intricate mid-day meals. Thus, there must be a balance between quick and easy, healthy and nutritious and portable. Continue reading
“Who’s a great big boy? Dylan is a great big boy! He’s a big strong woo-boo goo-boo nummy super star!” Regan nuzzled her son’s belly, provoking squeals of laughter from the four month old. “Look how ooper-dooper-super strong you are!”
Regan’s husband Derrick scowled. “You shouldn’t talk to him like that. Real people don’t say woo-boo goo-boo super star. You’re teaching him nonsense.”
“It makes him happy,” Regan shot back. “And that’s what matters. Besides, it’s not woo-boo goo-boo super star. It’s woo-boo goo-boo nummy super star.”
Being a new parent brings indescribable rewards to our lives, but we can’t discount the challenges we must face along this new journey. One of the first challenges we encounter is the choice for early childhood education. Some of us have a few options ranging from family members, to staying home or finding a CT daycare center. When the decision is made that the best choice is an early childhood learning center in CT, the next step for many parents can be difficult. How do we overcome the separation anxiety as we go to work and our child goes to their CT daycare center?
Searching for daycare is tough; especially if this is the first time you’ve ever had to look! There are lots of criteria that any CT daycare center must meet:
First and foremost, you’re trying to find the best people to care for and nurture your child. Pragmatically, they have to have a convenient location – mornings are busy enough without driving an hour out of your way to bring the baby to their CT daycare center – and be affordable.
How will you find this child care in Stamford CT? It helps to have a search strategy. Consider the tools and techniques you used during other searches in your life. The approaches you used to find a college, job, and partner can be adapted to help you find great child care in Stamford CT now. Continue reading