Teachers: Where would we be without them?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/10/18 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Teachers, children, education, Teacher Appreciation Week

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Early education offers children the chance to socialize with other children, learn more about themselves, learn how to problem solve, build confidence and much more. But this doesn’t happen alone – it happens at the hands of teachers!

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5 easy ways to incorporate math into your child’s day

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/16/18 1:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, education, math

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Math is everywhere. Concepts such as counting, sorting and time are involved in pretty much everything we do. That’s great news for parents, because we have lots of opportunities to give our little ones a head start and get them comfortable with math at an early age.

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Why is goal setting important for children?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/16/18 12:18 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, education, goal-setting

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Encouraging your child to set goals is important because not only can it improve their confidence and build their self-esteem, but it also helps them focus and make better decisions. Along with this, goal setting can be used to motivate your child by ensuring that they achieve smaller goals on a regular basis. With this in mind, teach your children the importance of goal setting and how to go about it.

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Early Learning Coalition Quality Rating Improvement System

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/8/17 11:46 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, education

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All six of our centers participate in the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) that is used by the Early Learning Coalition to improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood programs. We are pleased to announce that our centers have received 4 and 5 star ratings!

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Child Care of Southwest Florida  implements "Focus on Four" initiative 

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/8/17 11:06 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, education, focus on four

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The “Focus on Four” initiative started in June 2017 and the purpose of this program is to provide 4 hours of free early education to 4-year-old children during the summer months.

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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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