There’s been some buzz on media lately, talking about the way our kids are just too busy these days. As parents, we want the best for our kids, so we fill their day with anti-boredom activities and learning opportunities. Swim class, soccer, dance, playdates - and the list goes on. But what happened to the days when mom and dad expected kids to entertain themselves? Where are the balls to kick … [Read more...] about 3 Top benefits of downtime for kids and why they need it
Learning how to parent can be hard. How do you know if you’re making the right choices? And, should you feel guilty about your parenting choices? How do other parents do it? Are your kids ‘normal,’ or are you doing something wrong? All of these are questions that can be answered, believe it or not. There are not only support groups for parents who can relate to what you’re going there. There are … [Read more...] about Free parenting classes and learning resources for Vancouver-area residents
An early childhood educator is an accredited profession in B.C. That means that a person who works in childcare or as a preschool teacher must be certified, and approved by the government to do so. There aren’t a lot of professions that come with so much oversight. So, it would be far from the truth to believe that a daycare provider is ‘just’ watching kids. In fact, early childhood educators … [Read more...] about What does an early childhood educator do at work?
Do you love kids and making an impact on their lives? If you’re thinking about a career working with little ones, we congratulate you! Certainly those who work at our daycare centres have found joy in the profession. Below we’ll explain how to become a preschool teacher in Vancouver (meaning, the Metro Vancouver, or Lower Mainland area). Learn about the childcare jobs and roles that you can fit … [Read more...] about How to become a preschool teacher in Vancouver
Circle time or carpet time at preschool or daycare is an essential part of any classroom. The routine helps ‘calibrate’ the toddlers for the day, and brings them together for social interaction in a group setting. While there are ‘tricks of the trade’ to keeping the kiddos’ attention, and helping them sit still, it all comes down to content. What should you do during circle time? How do you keep … [Read more...] about 4 Essential circle time ideas for preschools and daycares
With the busyness of life comes the lack of time, and the forgetfulness, to show love to our children. But, children really need their ‘love tank’ filled. They need to know, through actions and words, that they are loved (and thus safe, and secure). If they don’t get enough visible love, they suffer. Quite literally - it affects their mentality and behaviour a lot. So, how can parents show … [Read more...] about 5 significant ways to show children they are loved, and why it’s important