Child Care Champlin

01 Apr Investing in Early Childhood Education

Investment into Early Childhood Education Investment into Early Childhood Education is one of the wisest and future-oriented decisions we should have in mind. There is an incredible amount to gain for your child in setting them up for success. A study recently showed the investment has return of 7-10 percent. Knowing the brain develops the most during years 0-5, Early Childhood Education is very important to life long learning. Overall, a study recently documented a return to society of more than $17 for every dollar invested in the Early Childhood Education Program. Early education is one among the most important and well spent investments we can make in our nation’s future. It amplifies and solidifies the child’s development and helps nurture and improve the child’s performance in school and also contributes to boosting the long-term social and economic rewards....

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14 Jun Read Participation Books To Keep Your Child Engaged

Books are a great tool to use to teach kids many different aspects of life. Whether you’re trying to teach your kiddo how to use their imagination, or you’re teaching them the colors of the rainbow, using books is one of the best ways to accomplish this. In our last blog, the leading child care center located in Champlin, Little Newtons, gave parents and guardians a type of book to purchase: Picture storybooks; however, there are more types of amazing books out there you must know! Types of books to read to your young child: Participation Books Children love interacting with their parents, and anyone for that matter. If you’re wanting to give your child a chance to interact with you, it’s important you buy the right book for the job. Participaction books, although another type of storybook, are a wonderful tool, and these books ask children to participate. Participation books will suggest actions, such as asking your children to clap their hands, cover their eyes or touch their toes. Another type of participation book children highly enjoy are Lift-the-Flap books. Specifically interacting with the book itself makes children excited to learn what’s to come. New discoveries are fun for kids, and for parents too! Participation books we suggest you read include the following: Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Caulery Spot Goes to the Park by Eric Hill Enroll your child and get to know the books we have! To learn more about the books our child care center in Champlin provides its kiddos, give us a call! We’re more than happy to give you a list of books we read, as well as accept suggestions....

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03 Jun Reading Is Not a Chore, It’s a Habit

Growing up is fun and exciting, yet, there are plenty of times throughout school when reading doesn’t seem like a habit, it acts as a chore. This is mainly due to the fact that you were not read to growing up like you should have been. In our previous posts, we started giving parents some reasons why reading to their children is so beneficial. If you’re just joining us, we highly recommend you read the benefits, then continue reading today’s post! So, without further ado, here’s how you can make reading not a chore, but a habit. Reading is highly beneficial to children, especially as they grow older. Did you know that the earlier you start reading to your child, the better? Think back to when you were in school; did you ever skip out on reading chapters in the novel you were assigned to read as homework? If so, you can bet that it was because you didn’t read enough when you were younger. Studies have revealed that the earlier exposure to reading books, with an adult and alone, can aid in wanting to read when growing older. Instead of reading being a chore, it’ll hopefully become a habit! Plus, you’ll reap many of the previous benefits too! Let us read to your kiddo at the leading child care center in Champlin. It’s time to learn more about our child care program in Champlin. We are a child care center that thrives on interacting with your child, including reading. To learn more about our program and the books we read to the kids, we encourage you to reach out to us! ...

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06 May Reasons To Be Reading To Your Child Everyday

Reading to your child can be extremely beneficial, and if you haven’t made it a common practice, we highly recommend you do! But why? Well, there have been plenty of studies done that prove reading to your child during their developmental stages can help them later in life. Why? Because books are everything. Books let your child’s mind evolve, and once they get older, they’ll begin to pick up words to use in their own vocabulary; they’ll be able to use their creative mind to write their own story; and, they’ll be able to understand context better. Are you convinced you should be reading to your child everyday? We hope so, but if not, just like our previous posts, today’s blog will be giving you more great benefits why reading to your child everyday is highly recommended. Benefits of reading to your child include the following: Did you know that preschoolers who have been read to tend to do much better in upcoming language classes as they grow older? If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. From a young age, these children have been given words to add to their vocabulary. Hearing these words and knowing how to use them in conversation can help them do well in the future. During many different studies, children who were read to during early education, such as daycare, child care and preschool, all did well in grade school, middle school and high school. Do you want your kiddo to excel now and well into the future? If so, it’s time you pick up a book and read to them daily. To keep your child engaged at child care, you can expect our child care professionals to read to them too. Are you wanting to learn more benefits of reading? We recommend you stayed tuned for our next blog: Why You Should Read To Your Kiddos At Bedtime....

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23 Apr Ask Our Daycare Questions

It is vital you know what questions to ask your child’s prospective daycare. Whether your child will be going to the daycare part time or full time, you need to feel comfortable dropping your kiddo off for the center to care for your child all day. If you’re trying to prepare to drop your child off at the most recommended daycare in Champlin, it’s time to prepare yourself with a set of questions. We highly recommend you catch up by reading our previous posts to learn more, and then continue reading. Child Care FAQs What is your daycare’s visitation policy? This question must always be asked. Every child care facility is different than the previous and the next. If you were once used to the idea of having your sister come pick up your child without it being planned out first, it’s important you ask your new daycare if the same actions are OK. There are reasons every daycare facility has policies put into place, and that’s for protection of the children. However, we do believe you as the parent should never have to schedule an appointment to stop by and visit your little one, or the people caring for your kiddo. Have you chosen a daycare yet? Has the time come for you to set your eye on the day care of your choice? If so, we highly recommend you take a look at our daycare facility, Little Newtons. To learn more and have all of your child care FAQs answered, give us a call!...

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18 Apr Questions to Ask Prospective Child Care Facilities

If you’re looking for a new child care center for your kiddo, it’s time you take a look at what Little Newtons has to offer. With our superior programs and child care providers that are out of this world, it might be hard to find another child care center topping what we have to offer, and for good reason. We have worked hard to get our name to the top. But if you want to learn more about us and some other child care facilities in the area, we welcome you to do so. In our previous posts, we started posing great questions you should make sure to ask when you’re considering the facility. Here are more. Child Care FAQs What is the parenting and curriculum style? It’s important you get to know the in’s and out’s of every facility, including their particular curriculums and parenting styles. If they don't’ mesh with how you’re raising your child, you’re better off going elsewhere. To learn more about our curriculum and parenting style, click here. What are the transportation situations? It’s important you understand if there are transportation services you can enroll your child in. If there are none, you may need to enroll your child at a different child care facility. However, if it’s important to know the transportation situation for day trips, you can ask more detailed questions regarding this topic as well. To learn about Little Newtons’ transportation services, click here. We have one more important questions to provide to our readers. Check back with Little Newtons, the leading child care provider in Champlin to learn more!...

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05 Apr Child Care Touring Questions You Should Ask

When your child reaches the age when they are dependent enough to rely on a child care facility for day-to-day care while you’re off at work, it’s important you ask each child care center the right questions. After all, we’re talking about the safety and care of your child. You must feel comfortable knowing your child is in the hands of professionals you trust. Without further ado, here are the top questions we welcome you to ask. Child Care FAQs Is your child care center qualified? It’s important you start your search for the perfect daycare/child care center online. This way, you can weed out any unwanted options without wasting your time with a tour. We recommend you choose a child care center which has been in business for a few years and has positive reviews. To learn more about Little Newtons, visit us here. How safe is the child care center? It’s important to always understand the safety procedures which are followed when enrolling your child in a new child care center. Ask whether each staff member is trained in CPR and other certified pediatric first aid. Also, be sure you insist to know the answers on simple, yet important topics. For instance, ask  if the providers always place the baby on their back to sleep. To learn more about our safety procedures, give us a call! Don’t go anywhere just yet. Little Newtons in Champlin has more great questions you should be asking a daycare/child care facility. Stay tuned for more....

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13 Feb V-Day Love Blossom Tree Craft

Holiday crafts are an easy way to connect with your kids during the best holidays of the year, such as Valentine’s Day. Our childcare providers at Little Newtons have been thinking of some crafts that you can do with your kiddos on the weekends. So if you’re searching for ideas, here’s one: the love blossom tree. Love Blossom Tree What you’ll need: Printer or construction paper Red paint Brown paint Pink paint Paint brush What to do: This craft is incredibly fun for children of all ages and the best part is that it’s easy! First, make sure your child is wearing clothes that can get messy. Start by painting the palm of your child’s hand and inside forearm with the brown paint. Once painted, have your child press his or her hand flat on the paper of your choice. Be sure that when your kiddo places their hand on the paper, they’re also pushing their forearm into the paper. The brown hand and forearm print is now the trunk of the love blossom tree. From here, have your child stamp their thumbs into red or pink paint to create heart shaped leaves on the fingers (branches) of the tree. For best practice, have your kiddo press their thumb onto the paper in opposite directions with the base of the thumbprints touching, making a heart. Let the love blossom tree dry and then proceed to hang your child’s Valentine’s Day artwork on the fridge or wall where you can view it for the entire month of February! Take a peek at some of our past childcare blogs to find more fun V-Day crafts to do with the entire family.  ...

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