Daycare Plymouth

30 Sep Solutions for Your Toddler’s Stress – Part 2

In our last blog post, we got started talking about a few of the reasons that young children experience stress. While we would rather there not be plenty more reasons that your child could wind up stressed at a young age, there are unfortunately more reasons that children undergo this stress. At Little Newtons, we do our absolute best to provide the best experience and exposure for your children so that they’re able to develop to the best of their abilities. In posting about these stressful factors, we hope to help you recognize when your child is under stress so that you can act accordingly before it becomes a bigger issue. Changes at Home Big changes become stressful for anyone, but when something is off in the only stable environment that children have, they’re aware of it. Whether it is something like a divorce, a big move that’s about to happen, a new birth or some other form of high anxiety experience in the household, your children can pick up on this energy. There isn’t any great way to avoid this stress from happening, especially since it’s difficult for adults to contain the stress they undergo. However, rather than let your child be exposed to it, do your best to discuss these stressful matters in private quarters where your child won’t ever have to pick up on something being wrong or out of the ordinary. It also helps to disclose that there may be a stressful environment at home to your child’s daycare teacher, just so that we can be aware and make note of any change in behavior that we see in the classroom. Too Busy for Their Own Good While our little ones aren’t walking around with a planner and a Blackberry, they are definitely still held to a schedule. Aside from the time spent at daycare, plenty of children are also spending their time participating in sporting events, attending religious services and still spending time with the family. When a child is too busy, they can become quickly irritated and can carry this mood into their everyday life. Sometimes the simple change in a schedule can be enough to create aggravation in a child’s life. Make sure to be conscious of your child’s tiredness levels and how easily they are sleeping at night. We can also keep an eye out on their napping and do our best to play a part in the rest that they’re getting. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Little Newtons is dedicated to providing your child with the best experience that they can possibly have at this age. We’re able to do that through our challenging curriculum and the environment that we create for them at our daycare. Make sure to check our blog out on a regular basis so that we can continue to provide you with helpful information and guidance on what your child is experiencing at this age. We can’t wait to see what your child can become after they settling into our daycare center....

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03 Jul The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 3

Hello again! Welcome to the final part of this blog series. If you’ve followed thus far, you’ve learned about why packing diapers, bibs, burping towels, blankets and extra clothes are so important for every kiddo that is headed to daycare. While it may seem that we’ve covered it all, there are two more items that will always be helpful for your child in daycare. Without further ado, here are the last two items that you should be packing into your child’s daycare bag. Bottles One of the absolute must haves for your little one at daycare is a bottle. Just as with diapers and the other essentials, bottles should be packed based on the amount of time that your child will be in daycare. If they are planning on being there for a full day, you need to make sure that you have enough, if not a little bit extra, milk or formula to keep your baby content through the day. A hungry baby is never a happy baby, so this is another instance where it is much better to over prepare than to under prepare. Sheets or Blankets Nap time is a staple in the daycare routine. We’re able to provide your baby with the supplies they need to get a good nap in, but we do ask that you bring in a sheet for us to put on top of the mat or inside of the crib. This makes it easier to wash sheets and keep them from getting mixed up within a daycare. It also provides a sense of comfort to your little one, making it easier for them to get comfortable for a nap. Always consider the material that you’re bringing in and how it relates to the season; fleece will always be a better match for the cooler seasons while like materials are great for summer. We have finally completed the list of essentials for your daycare bag. Each of these items truly will make a difference for your little one while they stay with us. Be it a half or a full day, coming in prepared will make a difference in the way that they adapt and the way that they act when they go home with you. For any further questions about any of these essentials or any questions regarding other supplies you think may be suitable to bring to daycare, call the Little Newton office. We are the leading daycare in Plymouth and would be more than happy to help you along this new journey! That’s it for today, check back frequently to see what other topics we cover here!...

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27 Jun The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 2

Welcome back to the Little Newton's blog post! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you know that our current topic of discussion is properly packing a daycare bag! In our last blog post we covered the ideal amount of diapers to pack for a day at daycare, as well as why a few extra pairs of clothes can make all the difference. Today, we are going to cover two more essentials to every daycare bag as well as why we believe them to be an absolute must for your child to have access to while at daycare. Blanket or Teddy When babies have a tough time falling asleep at night, we comfort them by giving them a blankie or a teddy bear. Once this bond is made, it’s pretty hard to break. When your child comes to daycare, it only makes sense that they have access to the teddy or blanket that provides them with comfort. Being able to find that comfort in the classroom keeps your child from getting fussy and allows for them to develop a routine, which is one of the primary necessities as a child grows and continues on in daycare. Whether it be a teddy, a blanket, or both, we do strongly suggest at least bringing one item that your child consoles for comfort so that nap times run smoother. Bibs or Burping Towels Every good meal ends with a burp, and if it doesn’t, it ends with a bigger mess. We love those tiny little burps, but it definitely saves a mess when we’re able to tuck a nice bib in during the meal and use one of your burping towels immediately after. When you pack burping towels, consider how long your child is going to be at daycare. We suggest packing one for each meal, simply in case their little burps call for a bigger mess. We aren’t done yet. There are a few more essentials to double check for. We’ll be back in the next couple of days to dive into yet another two items that we love to see in the bags of our daycare students. See you next time!...

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23 Jun The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 1

In our last blog post we briefly went over how beneficial packing a bag for daycare can be. From the times that your child has an accident and needs a new pair of clothes to the times that they’re upset crying and asking for their favorite stuffed bear, packing a bag allows us to be the best possible care providers for your child, simply by being prepared. If you are dropping your kiddo off at daycare, these are a few of things to include in your bag, regardless of their age. Diapers This is one of the things that parents always remember to pack, but won’t always pack enough of. Diapers are an essential to the comfort of your child, and if while we are often able to improvise in the instance that your child doesn’t have enough, it doesn’t help us to be under prepared for an accident or too many dirty diapers. We suggest anywhere between 8 to 10 diapers for a full day at daycare. It doesn’t hurt to pack a few extra. Extra Clothes Let’s face it, as adults we still have accidents where our shirts end up with lunch or coffee displayed on them, so can you imagine what the life of a baby is like? We suggest bringing at least two or three extra outfits each week just in case. If your child does have an accident, it helps to bring an extra pair of clothes to replace that set. Many parents are accustomed to bringing one set of extra clothes each day their child goes to daycare, but there are definitely days where more than one spare pair of clothes is used, so keeping 3 sets with us is never a bad idea. These two crucial components of your daycare bag will definitely make our life easier, but there is so much more that you can help us out with. Check back in a couple of days to see what other essential items you should be packing in your child's daycare bag....

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01 May Benefits Of Reading To Your Child

What was your experience with reading when growing up? Did you parents read to you every night before bed? Were you cared for at a daycare that read nap time stories? If so, can you remember your favorite books? We bet you can! Now, do you want your child to have the same experiences with children’s books growing up just like you? If so, you’re in the right place. Our incredible daycare, Little Newtons, has been providing parents with the benefits of reading, and why it’s incredibly important to read to your kiddo, and better yet, to choose a daycare that incorporates reading in their program, like us. We recommend you catch up by reading our previous post, then continue reading. Great benefits your child will receive from reading include the following: Did you know that reading can calm your child down? If you have ever experienced a hard time putting your kiddo to bed, try reading to them. It naturally calms restlessness and fret-filled kiddos. Reading automatically increases the amount of communication you and your child have. When you read to your child, they’re more likely to ask you questions, such as “What word is that?”, or make comments to you about the silly pictures in the book. Are you convinced that you should be reading to your child every night before bed? If not, we encourage you to keep reading, because there are some great benefits your child should not have to miss. Because we know how important reading is, we make it part of our daily curriculum here at Little Newtons. Learn more when you contact us. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more great benefits of reading to your child: Reasons To Be Reading To Your Child Everyday....

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01 Apr 3 Ways to Get Your Kiddo Comfortable At Daycare

All kids are different which means each and every child’s experience at daycare will be exponentially diverse. If your child seems to be a bit frightened of daycare, they are more than likely uncomfortable with the whole idea of daycare. This is not a problem; in fact, most children are not excited about daycare at first. Since it is very common for kids who are new to daycare to be a bit frightened, our daycare providers at Little Newtons in Plymouth has some handy tips for you to try. Ways to make your child comfortable at daycare: Let your child bring their favorite blanket, binky or toy. Basically, whatever makes your child happy and calm is what you should allow your child to bring to daycare. Or both! There’s nothing wrong with your kiddo taking their favorite toy and blanket to daycare; we actually encourage it! If your child is upset about daycare, let them bring their favorite family photo. Depending on age, your child may reap the benefits of bringing their favorite family photo into daycare. They can keep it in their pocket, in their lunchbox or in the backpack. But if it makes them feel more comfortable, we’ll call it a success. Whether you have a little boy or girl, you can choose to give them a bracelet you will also be wearing. Let them know you are always with them, and if they’re feeling scared, sad or alone, you’re only a glance away. Since you both have the same little bracelet, your little one can feel like they’re protected, even though you’re away for the day. We hope this helps to get your kiddo comfortable at daycare in Plymouth. To learn more about our daycare and its teachers, contact us today!...

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23 Nov 6 Ways To Keep Your Child From Getting Sick

Daycare is a scary around this time of year. Getting sick is something that everyone tries to avoid at all costs, but when you have a child who attends daycare, it can seem inevitable that you’ll be getting the wintertime bug that’s flying around. Luckily, we understand that nobody wants to come down with a cold, which is why we’re giving you 6 ways that you can keep your child healthy at Little Newtons’ daycare in Plymouth. Do what you can do boost your child’s immunity. Experts everywhere agree that a healthy diet that is high in vegetables, fruits and iron-rich foods, as well as plenty of restful sleep are key to any strong immune system. Iron may be a tough food for your child to enjoy, so if your kid is having trouble getting enough iron, give your pediatrician a call. Insist on clean hands. Poor hand hygiene is the most common way illness is spread. If you want to reduce the spread of illness, make sure you keep your child’s hands as clean as possible. Our daycare staff is also very good about keeping up on their hand hygiene. We wash our hands frequently throughout the day, including before and after feedings, after checking or changing diapers, after using the restroom and wiping running noses, drool or spit up. Do not bring your child to daycare if they are sick. No matter if your child has a runny nose or high fever, out of respect for the staff and the other children, it’s a good idea to find other arrangements for child care. Make sure your child is properly vaccinated prior to enrolling in daycare. Your child should have all their immunizations, and a record may be requested by our daycare. It’s important to make sure your child has all of their proper immunizations in case another child does not. Keep them safe and away from illnesses that are no fun. You can rest assured that all of our daycare staff is also vaccinated. Be conscious of cross-contamination. Let’s face it, infants put everything in their mouth, and at daycare, it is no different. Although we do what we can to keep all the toys clean, some germs can simply not be cleaned in time. Do your job at home by cleaning toys after they have been played with to keep things clean and avoid cross-contamination. It's good to ask about our daycare’s regulations and standards. Understandably, every daycare is different. You’ll want to learn all about Little Newtons’ daycare regulations, like the sick policy, when toys are cleaned, etc. To learn more about these procedures and policies, feel free to drop by or give us a call! Contact Little Newtons online now to enroll your child in our daycare services in Plymouth. ...

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23 Oct 6 Awesome Reasons Why Daycare is Great for your Kid!

For many parents, the thought of sending their  child to daycare can be overwhelming. We understand that you’ve brought your child up from the get-go, which is why we understand how deciding if daycare is right for your child or not is a big deal. However, it’s great to point out the amazing features of introducing daycare to your child at Little Newton’s in Plymouth. 6 awesome reasons why daycare is great for your kid: Lower chance of depression. Did you know that your child has a lower chance of becoming depressed if they join a daycare? Depression is a struggle that many mothers go through, and a recent study found that if you put your child in a daycare, there’s less of a chance of passing down depression to their child. If you think about it, it does make sense. When they’re in daycare, they’ll be surrounding by friends who love them, doing fun things together! Socialization. Kids who are exposed to socialization early on are more likely to be outgoing and have great social skills as they grow older. The opportunity to grow their social skills with other kids is likely to help them come out of their shell much easier, and by the time preschool rolls around, it’ll be easier for them to make friends and communicate with others. Structure. Structured days are important for a child. You can expect your child to go about a scheduled day every day in daycare. A day usually goes like this: play, nap, eat, play, snack, play, play and play. Did you know that a child’s developing brain craves routine? Routine even improves their brain! With daycare, you can be excited to know that your child is getting great care and is provided with a daily routine that they’ll appreciate and love. Zero Boredom. Rest assured in knowing that your child won’t be experiencing any boredom when you enroll them in Little Newton’s daycare center in Plymouth. Daycare will keep your child active with play and interaction. They’ll learn to thrive with others as well as on themselves for entertainment. Regardless, your child will have a ton of activities to choose from and other kids to interact with. Academic Readiness. Your child will have the skillset and social experience that prepares them for early childhood education, like preschool and elementary school that follows. Studies have shown that kids who attend daycare from an earlier age tend to be more ready for school than their stay-at-home counterparts. Very basic language and math skills are often learned at daycare, which means the transition to preschool will be that much easier. Your child is in great hands. We understand that it can be difficult to let your child be cared for by another person, but when you put your trust in the daycare professionals in Plymouth at Little Newton’s, you won’t have to worry! We are trained professionals with certifications to back it. We keep our teacher/daycare professionals to child ratio up to standard so that your child is getting the best care and as much attention as they need.   Get to know Little Newton’s and schedule a tour online with us today!  ...

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