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Teaching Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special holiday: a whole day focused on spending time with loved ones and being thankful, without much of the commercialism that has crept into many other holidays. But before you pull up to the table to enjoy your delicious Thanksgiving feast, consider the opportunities this day presents to teach children about the important values of Thanksgiving, such as thankfulness, gratitude, and family.

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Importance of School Readiness

The first five years are critical to a child's lifelong development. Early experiences influence brain development, establishing the neural connections that provide the foundation for language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior, and emotional intelligence - characteristics that often determine how well a child will do in school and in life.
Because early childhood is an important stage of any kid’s life, today's parents share high expectations for early achievement, including school readiness. 90% of parents surveyed cited academic preparedness as the most important factor in their child's preschool experience. They want to ensure that their children enter school ready to meet or exceed academic expectations and with a demonstrable ability to apply their newly developing skills in reading, writing and math.

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Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine for Daycare

Why do mornings seem so difficult? For parents, especially working parents that use child care Omaha Nebraska, there is typically so much to do in a short period of time. "Morning is the time in which temperamental differences may be most evident - the child who is slow to get going clashes with the mother or father who is fast paced. Or the child who is crabby clashes with the parent who is also crabby," say authors Ellen Galinsky and Judy David in their book The Preschool Years: Family Strategies That Work - from Experts and Parents. Mornings also provide the perfect opportunity for children to assert their individuality. With the clock ticking for work and meetings, this is prime time for power struggles.

Whether your children are going back to school or struggling with a new morning routine, getting ready for school or daycare at Premier Academy Omaha Nebraska doesn’t have to be a struggle. The Canadian Child Care Federation offers these tips for discovering how to get ready for school in a way that works for your family.

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Toilet Training in Child Care

We face many challenges as parents, but toilet learning may feel like one of the more daunting ones. And now that your child seems old enough tobegin toilet learning, you also wonder how toilet learning works in child care. Relax. Like every other aspect of child care, you and your child's teacher at Premier Omaha Nebraska will work as partners in the process of toilet learning. We offer the best Toddler care Omaha Nebraska. Toilet learning while in a child care or daycare setting may be easier than it is at home. At Premier Elkhorn Nebraska, your toddler sees other children visiting the bathroom, which can create a powerful incentive and example. Teachers are usually very experienced in toilet learning and can offer you a lot of support. Many schools have toddler-sized toilets and sinks, which can make the process much less intimidating. Ask for the teacher's insights, and try not to compare your child to other children in the center. Soon, your days of changing diapers will be over and your toddler will seem oh, so grown up.

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