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How to Home School

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Montessori teacher Kim Derrick is an advocate for home schooling. Her three-year-old and 18-month-old sons have been learning at home because Kim knows that very young children are capable of extraordinary things, given the proper tools and space to work. Here are 5 things she has found helpful during her ... Read More »

5 Things to Know Before Sending your Child to Daycare

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ECE Kim Derrick has worked in childcare and early learning centers for nearly a decade and she’s learned a thing or two about first-timers. Here are a few tips she wishes more parents knew before that very first day. Keep the goodbyes short and sweet. While it may feel tough ... Read More »

Rearing Respectful Children

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Teaching respect to young children happens when parents model the behavior that they want to see. Children learn most by watching what their parents do and say on a daily basis and are their major source of inspiration. The following examples are prime times to demonstrate respectful behavior: Manners at ... Read More »

5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

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Unless you’re in a haunted house, Halloween shouldn’t strike fear into parents’ hearts. Follow these tips to ensure a safe and friendly trick-or-treating experience so you can focus on having fun with your loved ones. Costume. Try it on before the big night. If your little princess is tripping over ... Read More »

Involved VS Independent Play

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As we know, children learn best through play. With a lack of playtime available in schools today, parents have an increased responsibility to teach children how to be independent and problem solve through play at home. There are two forms of play, independent play and involved play. They are equally ... Read More »