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Infant Sign Language

Daycare, Childcare, Quality Childcare, Best Childcare, Premier Academy, Daycare on Maple St., Maple St. DaycareAre there benefits to teaching your child baby sign language? Although some studies point to increased intellectual development, the primary benefit of using baby sign language is decreased frustration for both you, your daycare provider, and your baby. Babies can use sign language to communicate their wants and needs long before they begin using words. Premier Academy Maple St. daycare introduces infants to sign language around eight months old.

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Understanding Quality Childcare

Childcare, Daycare, Quality Childcare, Best ChildcareUnderstanding Early Childhood Education


These days, parents have so many different options when it comes to childcare. Parents can choose from childcare centers, home care providers, nannies, non-profit programs, state-funded programs, and so many others. There is a variety of titles for these services, including childcare, daycare, preschool, or early childhood education. Are these terms interchangeable? And how do they differ in terms of quality?

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Teaching Healthy Eating Habits and Positive Body Image

Childcare, Daycare, Quality Childcare, Best ChildcareWeight and body image are extremely sensitive topics to discuss with your children. It is our goal as parents and as daycare teachers to teach healthy eating practices while also contributing to making sure our children have a positive body image. This can sometimes be tricky. We know we need to start young and set the stage for healthy lifetime habits early. 

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The Importance of Outdoor Play

Childcare, Daycare, Quality Childcare, Best Childcare, Premier AcademyThe Importance of Outdoor Play


Do you remember having long extended periods of time outdoors where you invented elaborate play scenarios? Perhaps you played pirates or were part of a new made-up family. Maybe you planned adventures like building a fort or tried new skills like catching salamanders. Children benefit greatly from open-ended time where they are in their parents' or daycare teacher's view but have some independence in solving problems and determining how the play proceeds.

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