Teaching manners to young children

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/24/17 5:13 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, development

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Teaching manners to young children

With all the responsibilities you juggle on a daily basis, it can be hard to invest time in teaching your child to be polite outside of the standard “please” and “thank you.” But did you know that good manners are often the first step in teaching your child right from wrong?

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Second annual Par-Tee for Tots

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/23/17 12:56 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, children

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Join Brown & Brown to hit with the pros on the beautiful greens of the exclusive West Bay Club in Estero on Friday, Sept. 15 for the second annual Par-Tee for Tots to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. Register to golf alongside PGA players Nolan Henke and George McNeill at parteefortotsgolfouting.com and take advantage of a variety of attractive sponsorship opportunities.

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Preschool changes lives

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/17 2:56 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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As a leading child care center and parent resource in the region, Child Care of Southwest Florida's CEO, Carol Conway, will be speaking at the upcoming fourth annual Business Building Symposium on Wednesday, August 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Click here for more information.

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United Mechanical is teaming up with Child Care of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/17 3:26 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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We've teamed up with United Mechanical to launch "Helping Our Mini Engineers," or "HOME," to teach pre-schoolers about STEM fields.  Southwest Florida children will now get the chance to learn about mechanical, electrical and plumbing concepts and careers.

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Some life lessons from Dr. Seuss

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/17 3:15 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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Wednesday is National Book Lovers Day! Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel), created some of the world’s most famous children's books and illustrations, including such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Cat, and The Lorax.

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Why preschool is the smart choice for your child

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/6/17 10:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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90% of a child's brain growth occurs before they turn 5 years old, which means that more and more parents are choosing preschool for their children. Check out this infographic that helps explain why preschool is the smrat choice for your child:

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How pre-reading skills can help prepare your child for adulthood

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/17 1:57 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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We all know that learning to read is important skill young children need to develop, but did you know that reading skills are directly correlated with success as an adult? Developing pre-reading skills improves your child’s phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds within spoken language. According to Ruth Rumack, creator of Alpha Mania Adventures, pre-reading skills have a significant impact on a child’s ability to read and understand.

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Coloring books aren't just for kids

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/4/17 5:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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This week, schools across the country celebrated National Coloring Book Day! Did you know that coloring books aren’t just good for children, but for adults as well? Some benefits of coloring books include experiencing feelings of relief by entering a meditative state, less negative thoughts, focusing on the present, and lower stress and anxiety levels.

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Tune in to ABC7 to hear about our STEM trailer project with United Mechanical!

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/26/17 4:46 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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Child Care of Southwest Florida's Chief Executive Officer, Carol Conway, and United Mechanical's Service Business Manager, Jill Moreland, will be appearing on ABC7 this Thursday, July 27, to talk about our new STEM trailer project. Be sure to tune in to ABC7 at 6:45 am!

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What is STEM and why is it important?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/20/17 5:23 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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It seems like educators everywhere are talking about STEM, and with good reason. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, and research shows that STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers…but what is STEM, anyway?

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Grammy Tammy’s tips for keeping your child learning all summer long

It’s summer time and the living is easy! But that’s why most children tend to fall behind in their schooling for the upcoming year. This “summer slide” refers to the way children can forget what they have learned during the previous school year over their summer break. We’re not just talking about the little things like knowing their state’s capital or how to write their name, but more important skills such as math and reading. For preschoolers, especially, these are the skills they need to keep building for the following school year.


 

 

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