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Learning Differently: Why Every Child Caretaker Should Have Training In Special Needs

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The Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing program requires no fewer than 10 training hours in 8 CDA subject areas. In addition, candidates must complete at least 480 hours of professional work experience in an appropriate setting. Although specific knowledge in the area of special needs is not included in this list, many available courses would qualify for one or more of the above categories and also better prepare caretakers to serve a wider variety of children.…

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Advantages Of Your Child's Daycare Having No Set Naptime

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Naptime is an important part of the day for many children, which means that it’s often a fixture at daycares. Different daycares have different approaches to naptime. At some, there will be a set naptime every day — for example, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every afternoon. Other daycares don’t have a set naptime, which means that a child is free to go to a designated area and have a nap whenever he or she wishes.…

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5 Essentials To Send With Your Baby To Daycare

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If you’re preparing to start sending your baby to daycare, you might have diligently done your research to find a childcare facility. Now, you might be worried and stressed out about making sure that everything goes well. Packing the right items to send along with your baby to daycare can help you make sure that everything goes smoothly. These are some of the essentials that you shouldn’t forget to pack when preparing to drop your little one off at a childcare facility.…

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Reading Tips For Parents Of Preschool Kids

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Seeing your child go off to preschool for the first time is a major milestone in the life of every parent. But as your child begins his or her education, you, as a parent, will likely have to take on additional responsibility. Your child’s school might encourage you to actively read stories your kid on a regular basis. Most parents are already reading books with their kids even before preschool begins, but it’s important to keep up with this routine if you want to give your child an advantage at school.…

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3 Important Tips When Choosing A Daycare For Your Child

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If you’re a busy parent, you may not always have time to watch your child. That’s where daycare centers come in handy. You shouldn’t just choose any daycare, though. You need to consider these tips so that your child is in good hands while you’re away. Identify Your Priorities  If there are many daycare centers in your city, it’s a good idea to first identify your priorities. Then, the selection process will be a lot faster.…

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Three New Mom Tips That Will Help You Adjust

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Becoming a new mom can be one of the joyous times in your life, though it is filled with uncertainty. Every mother wants to become the best mom that she can be – and this means different things for different people. Regardless of your career, age or hopes and dreams for your family, there are a few good strategies that you can put into place. Follow these three useful mom tips below, in order to get your new motherhood phase of life started off on the right foot.…

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5 Ways Child Care Programs Help Kids Learn That You Might Not Know About

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Child care programs provide safe, nurturing environments when mom or dad is away. Right? Of course. But, what else does your local child care center offer? Early childhood education and care programs often provide much more than parents think. These ‘extras’ add to your little learner’s experience, helping her to grow and develop. Check out these not so well-known parts of the daycare day. At-School Field Trips Some centers bring experts into the classroom for a ‘field trip’ without ever leaving school.…

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5 Fun Ways To Prep For Daycare

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You’ve bought a backpack, labeled your child’s lunchbox and have taken a tour of the school. No, your child isn’t getting ready for kindergarten, she’s starting daycare. If this is your child’s first time in out-of-the-home care, you can making the prep fun! How? Check out these tips that will help to prepare your little one for her first day of daycare. Pretend. The national early childhood organization Zero to Three suggests using pretend play as a way to get young children ready for preschool or child care.…

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Make Your Child's Transition Into Preschool Easier With These Quick Tips

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Starting preschool can be intimidating for many children because they are anxious about being alone without their parents and about being around new people. There are things that you can do to help your child feel more comfortable with their new adventure into preschool though. The following guide walks you through a few ways to make the transition from home to preschool easier for your child. Go for a Tour…

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