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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

You’ve heard it a million times: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” but how can we practically relate this to illness prevention? Changes to lifestyle will go a long way to preventing illness as you support the body to function optimally. Some changes include avoiding refined sugars and grains, be sure you get enough vitamin D…

Creating Inclusive Movement Activities

Creating Inclusive Movement Activities

Movement is important for childhood development. In group settings, planning activities that all children can participate in is the goal of educators and families, but these activities are not always the easiest to plan.  To ensure activities are inclusive, change your mindset to focus on the process vs the final result – meaning that the key is the children being…

December is a time to learn about holidays around the world!

December is a time to learn about holidays around the world!

The last few months of the year are filled with family celebrations in many cultures.  This time of year presents a unique opportunity to teach children about different celebrations and observances such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. In daycare, we focus on ensuring that all children feel welcome and have a true sense of belonging and having the opportunity…

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

On March 13, 2022, we move our clocks forward one hour, which means losing one hour of sleep. This adjustment can be difficult for kids’ sleep schedules. We are sharing some tips to help ease the transition. Go slowly. Consider adjusting your child’s schedule gradually, starting a few days before the day of the change. Move your child’s bedtime 15 to…

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women and their strengths and achievements.   The day is also focused on breaking down barriers that continue to exist.  The strong, vibrant women of tomorrow are girls today and it’s never too early in a child’s development to think about our own biases (and how to overcome them) and…

6 Tips for Raising Strong, Confident Girls

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day for Canadians and many countries around the world to celebrate women and their strengths and achievements.   The day is also focused on breaking down barriers that continue to exist.  The strong, vibrant women of tomorrow are girls today and it’s never too early in a child’s development to think about our own…

How to Create Your Own Family STEM Game Night

Family game night has been a long-standing tradition in many homes. It’s a great way to bond and have fun as a family. But how about adding a little educational fun to the mix by exploring STEM together? STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and has become widely popular in preschool and school curriculums as it…