February 2015 6
Across the United States, millions of working parents know that finding and accessing childcare resources can be difficult. While numerous studies have shown that high-quality early child education programs can help children become considerably more successful later in life, most people find themselves choosing childcare based on cost and other practical factors instead. However, that could soon change for families in New Mexico: a new program could allow more children to receive government-funded childcare assistance, the state’s latest step in preventing child abuse, neglect and other prevalent (more…)
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that kids get exercise every single day by participating in age appropriate activities, and some of the most important of these are playgrounds and dance classes. The CDC also recommends that children participate in aerobic activities at least three time a week, and as a parent this can be difficult to execute because it is hard to make sure your kids have access to children learning activities that serve this purpose. If you’re overwhelmed by this task as a parent, don’t worry, because many other parents feel the same way and don’t know how to get regular physical activities into their children’s lives.
Some of the best news about getting your kids into active lifestyles is the fact that you can incorporate ideas for indoor birthday (more…)
For many people, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in their skin is a priority as they age. Of course, short of a time machine, there is not yet a way to reverse the aging process altogether. Preventing wrinkles is much easier than removing them, and fortunately, there are many ways to preserve your skin’s smooth appearance for the future.
One of the easiest ways to prevent the formation of wrinkles is to avoid direct sunlight. While that may not sound like very much fun, UV exposure is the leading cause of skin wrinkling. If you must go outside on a sunny day, be sure to use adequate sunscreen, and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat for shade.
Another way to prevent wrinkles is to improve the overall health of your lifestyle. Getting adequate sleep and staying hydrate (more…)
Teaching special needs children with autism spectrum disorders has always been somewhat of a challenge. Children with autism have an array of special needs ranging from social and communcational challenges to an inability to tolerate certain sounds or bright lights.
To offer even more learning resources for children with autism, the Flynn Center in Burlington, VT is taking a unique approach.
On Sunday, Feb. 15, the performing arts center will turn down the lights and lower the volume for its autism-friendly performance of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The live-action stage performance will feature the same musical lessons about math, grammar and history (more…)
Given the numerous studies that have shown the positive effects of high-quality early childhood education, there’s really no debate as to whether the benefits of pre kindergarten or preschool exist. The question, then, is how to choose the best preschool program for your child. One of the best ways you can do that is by asking the right questions when you interview preschool directors. Here are five you won’t want to forget:
- What Is the School’s Educational Philosophy?
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the major educational philosophies that tend to influence preschools, such as the Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Waldorf (more…)
Are you happy with your job? Are you happy with your rate of pay? If you are one of the workers in America who is looking for a way to earn a bigger salary, or you are just looking for a change of pace, it might be time to consider heading back to the classroom. […]
Education is important. This is something most of us know. What might be less obvious, however, is just how important education is at an early age. From the time a child is born to the time they are three years old, their brain will develop at the fastest rate it will develop in that person’s […]
Children do not always receive the testing and monitoring that they require when it comes to their health. Routine checkups may include basic monitoring, but do not measure a child?s vision or hearing. This can be a problem, because most vision and hearing problems are best diagnosed and treated early on. For this reason, many […]