childcare Tag

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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18 May Go Shopping For New Children’s Books & Get To Reading

How many children's books do you own? If you are a parent, it’s time to make sure you’re well-stocked on books. Just like you, our goal is to provide your child with all tools possible to succeed in life, even though they are just young tots right now. Because of this, the child care providers at Little Newtons read to your child every single day. If you aren’t sure why reading to children is so incredibly beneficial, it’s time to learn the benefits. But first, catch up by reading some of our past posts, then continue. Why should you read to your child daily? When you’re a child, the world is a big and vast place. Reading a book allows a child’s mind to escape and create a whole new world and characters with their very own imagination. Imagination as a kid is an evolutionary experience that deserves attention. When your child is involved with reading, it will allow them evolve their imagination while improving their listening skills to do so. Your child will first learn about colors, shapes, letters and numbers when they pick up a book. If you read to them daily, they’re more likely to learn the alphabet sooner, will be able to count to 10 before child care starts and may even learn the entire rainbow! Read with your child and get to know our child care center. Learn more about our child care center in Plymouth. Our leaders read to children every day to make sure they’re growing as a little adult. To learn more about our processes, the books we read or anything else you want to know, please feel free to contact 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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27 Apr Why You Should Read To Your Child

Do you remember being read to when you were a child? If so, what types of books did your parents read to you? Were they picture books, story books or participation books? No matter what type of book it was, it’s important you keep the tradition alive for your children to experience. So, why would you want to read to your children anyways? Well, did you know that reading to your children can provide them with many great benefits? When reading to and with your child, they will derive many wonderful benefits, including the following: When you read to your child, you will create a bigger bond. Doing this activity together gives your kiddo a great sense of well-being and intimacy. This well-being and intimacy will give your child the closeness to you they prefer: The feeling of being undoubtedly loved and receiving attention they need to help them grow their intellectual mind. If your child loves when you read to them, they’ll look at reading as a pleasurable experience. Having this is vital for growing up. When your child grows up and starts taking classes where reading is part of homework, they’ll be more likely to complete the reading hassle-free, as well as read in their spare time. Clearly, reading has an impact on your kiddos. Just like you, reading is important to our child care center in Maple Grove. If you are searching for a child care center that will provide your child with the expandable knowledge reading can bring, look no further than Little Newtons. Don’t go anywhere just yet, stay tuned for our next blog for more great benefits of reading to children: Benefits Of Reading To Your Child....

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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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25 Mar Teenage Sleep Cycles

Did you know that as children age, they need less sleep? For some, this makes plenty of sense, but for others, they would think it’s the exact opposite. If you’ve been following Little Newton’s child care blog, then you have learned from newborn babies to children that are 12-years-old, sleep cycles change. Like we previously promised, here is what older children, or adolescent adults require to maximize their day-to-day lives. Teenagers Contrary to popular belief, teenagers still need a wicked amount of sleep. In fact, researchers recommend that children 13 years and older get at least nine hours or more of slumber per night! Every teenage life is different, and during this age many teenagers are out participating in sports or other after school activities. But not only that, teens are learning a vast amount of information. If your kiddo hasn’t been performing well in school, showing signs of bad behavior or lacking in energy, it may be time to take a look at their sleep cycle. Depending on what time school starts will decide the time your teen should hit the hay.  Remember, it can take up to 15 minutes to fall asleep, and if you have a teen with a lot on their mind, it may take longer. Contact us! If you have any questions about our child care and sleep schedule, we welcome you to give us a call. Also, feel free to read through our past blogs to learn about newborn and toddler sleep cycles depending on age....

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15 Mar 15 Months to Three Years Old Sleep Cycle

There’s no doubt about it, children need to conquer deep sleep in order to accomplish daily mental and physical development. If you have been relying on a child care provider and you’re not happy with their current sleeping arrangements, it’s important to understand that at Little Newtons in Maple Grove, we make it a priority for your child to get the amount of sleep they need each day. But the question is, “How much sleep does your newborn or 10 to 15 month old need?” Catch up by reading our previous post to learn the answer to that question, and then continue by reading to learn how much sleep a child between the ages of 15 months to three years needs. 15 Months to Three Years Your child still needs quite a bit of sleep to have a good day of development, both mentally and physically. Your young child needs about 12 to 14 hours of sleep per day, and that’s without naps. So, it’s important that you move their bedtime to an earlier time of day to help them adjust to not taking a nap. We recommend that you move your child’s bedtime to 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM in order for them to stay consistent in their sleeping habits. Sleeping is highly important for everyone, but it is especially important to children who are continuing to develop both mentally and physically on a daily basis. To learn more about how our child care in Maple Grove accomplishes consistent sleep cycles, give us a call. Meanwhile, stay tuned for our next blog if you have a child who is three to six years old. ...

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