Top 5 Tips for Creating a Back to School Routine

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/17 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in First Day Of School, Behavior

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The school bells are ringing and kids are back in the classroom! While this comes as a relief to some parents, it also ushers in a new set of issues, including getting back into a daily routine.

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What are Small Group Activities and Why are they Important?

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/17 12:03 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in First Day Of School, Learning, Children, Development, Activities

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There are plenty of good reasons to send your child to preschool. Not only does preschool prepare children for kindergarten, but it’s also an opportunity to help promote social and emotional development. The preschool classroom environment is structured to help children make new friends, learn how to play and build relationships with others.

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Infographic: National Kindergarten Day

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/21/17 8:56 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in First Day Of School, Children, Development

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It's National Kindergarten Day! Celebrate by taking the time to say thank you to a kindergarten teacher today and share your kindergarten memories using #NationalKindergartenDay on social media.

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Vlog: Kindergarten Anxiety

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/22/17 10:11 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child Care, First Day Of School, Vlog

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Many children--and their parents--worry about the transition from preschool to kindergarten, which is understandable. Kindergarten may be a very different experience, and this fear of the unknown is enough to cause anxiety about starting "big kid school."

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5 Tips for Your Preschooler’s First Day of School

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/15 1:27 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Teachers, First Day Of School, Learning, Development

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Whether you dread it or love it, it’s that time of year again- back to school! But if your little one is starting preschool, it’s not “back”, it’s “starting”. Most children feel a mixture of excited, nervous and a little scared on the first day of school because of all the big changes.

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