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Separation Anxiety – Why Are You Leaving Me At Daycare?

Separation Anxiety – Why Are You Leaving Me At Daycare?

Separation anxiety is normal in very young children, and they typically react by being clingy. If this occurs with a child over the age of 6 then you may be looking at SAD (Separation Anxiety Disorder) and now with a pandemic and children returning to daycare and...

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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

Getting Kids to Eat Healthy A healthy diet is important, but families struggle due to busy schedules. There are many options but what is cost effective is usually the healthy items such as fruits and vegetables. Everyone knows this but the benefits are great for...

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Enhancing Communication with Children vs Saying “No”

Enhancing Communication with Children vs Saying “No”

When it comes to parenting it is the toughest job, yet the most rewarding! After working all day, it can get easy to just say “no” all the time to your children which unfortunately will leave them frustrated and does not enhance the communication channel. Our parents...

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Good Decision Making

Good Decision Making

What is the one thing we all do the most every day is make decisions. This of course is not different for children. A toddler must decide on what to wear, what toys to play with, what to say or how to ask for something, etc. From the moment a child wakes up till going...

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The Importance of Gratitude

The Importance of Gratitude

Children only learn what they experience and learning gratitude is important. We value this at our center and know our parents do as well. Learning gratitude at an early age will carry out to be a caring adult. Gratitude is simply empathy, which is becoming sensitive...

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The Importance of Child Care over Daycare

The Importance of Child Care over Daycare

During COVID parents have found even more the importance of childhood educational facilities. The administrators and teachers at Close to Home Childcare and Preschool, maintain the highest educational credentials to their positions and are always striving to learn how...

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The Importance of Reading

The Importance of Reading

  Once entering any of our classrooms (babies, preschool, toddler, pre-school, pre-k or our after-school program) there you will notice books everywhere. We know that reading is critical to the development of a child. With each day planned out around a specific...

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Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Our teachers always focus on showing acts of kindness, so the preschoolers see these acts for themselves. Naturally exhibiting acts of kindness can have the ripple effect with children wanting to model the same behavior. Our teachers know that demonstrating kindness...

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