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Oct 22, 2020

How do I know what child care program is the best fit for my child?

Whether you are searching for a large child care center, a faith-based center, or a smaller in-home program, the one common trait you should always seek in all options is the quality of the program. It can be hard to recognize quality — especially if you’re searching for child care for the first time—and a program that’s the best fit for your child. 

Sep 22, 2020

What are the benefits of sending my child to a child care program?

For families trying to juggle the many needs of a growing household while working or going to school, child care is one of the most beneficial options you can choose for your child. Child care allows a child to develop socially and academically as well as provide a safe, nurturing foundation for future success.

Sep 4, 2020

Why are the first five years of my child’s brain development so important?

During the first five years of life, a child will undergo such intensive developmental transformations that it’s often hard for parents to recognize their newborn as the same little person entering kindergarten. These first five years are often called “the leap years” not only because a child grows by leaps and bounds but also because a child’s ever-changing brain is continually evolving—literally leaping forward with learning, developing, absorbing and building a foundation for how they will learn for the rest of their life.

Aug 11, 2020

Can playing in the dirt boost my child’s immune system?

If you’re like most parents and caregivers, you’ve spent a good deal of time teaching your young child the importance of proper hygiene. From taking nightly baths to scrubbing those little hands before mealtime to rubbing on the hand sanitizer, we all work hard to ensure our kids are staying as clean and germ-free as possible. But what if our kids are too clean for their good?