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Social Butterflies: Enhancing Your Child’s Interpersonal Skills
The most common interpersonal skills in child development are learning to talk to people, emotional intelligence, working with others, negotiating, persuading, and influencing skills, handling conflict, solving problems, and making decisions.
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Making Connections: Fostering Friendships in Your Child’s Life
One of the best things about life is having friends. You can enjoy your time with them, depend on them, and be honest with them. Without friends, what would the world be like? Because you're a parent, you know how important friendship is and want nothing more than to help your kids make and value these special bonds with other people.
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Socialization Skills for Preschoolers
One of the hardest, most confusing, and most satisfying parts of being a parent is teaching kids how to get along with others. Preschoolers need to learn how to get along with others to grow and develop.
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Developing Life Skills
Developing Life Skills: Practical Lessons in Before and After School Care
For both children and adults, life is a learning and development process. Young people may find the world to be frightening. For children to mature into well-adjusted, prosperous people, we must assist them in learning how to handle the many problems they may encounter.
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Water Safety Watchwords for Childcare Givers: The importance of water safety for kids
According to the Childrens Safety Network (CSN), there are nearly 3,700 unintentional drowning-related deaths recorded annually in the U.S. Over 24% of those (more than 900) involve children and adolescents between ages 0 to 19. These are scary numbers, but they’re even scarier for caregivers of younger children.
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Toys for Outdoor Play
Choosing The Best Toys for Outdoor Play: When safety and fun can come together
Kids of all ages, from toddler and preschoolers, to school-age children and beyond, need to get outdoors as often as possible. Outdoor fun and games offer both mental and physical benefits, and that’s why kids at our daycare in Rockville, MD experience scheduled activities outside of the classroom.
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toys best for preschoolers
Which toys are best for preschoolers?
If there’s one thing common about kids of all ages, it’s toys – and kids enrolled at our Olney daycare have access to a lot of them! At home, you can get creative too.
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Healthy Snack Ideas
Healthy Snack Ideas: How you can give your kids fruits and veggies for snack time – and make them love it!
Kids are fussy eaters – and Olney daycare staff are likely the first ones to admit that! However, these dedicated and trained child care professionals know that feeding healthy snacks is also critical. While child care professionals have the advantage of training and experience to guide them in making healthy snacks, here are some great ideas for parents to try at home. Kids will eat healthy…and they’ll love it!
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Social-Emotional Learning, Childcare in Maryland
Social-Emotional learning in preschool age children: How early childhood educators, parents and caregivers play their part
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an area of childhood development where young kids grasp how to interact with others. They also learn (consciously and subconsciously) about various emotions, and how to control them and respond to them. While the SEL development process begins at birth, preschoolers attending our daycare in Rockville, MD benefit from an environment that also helps develop their various social and emotional aspects. By focusing on all developmental areas, the Creative Curriculum® targets developing the “whole child”.
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Teaching preschoolers responsibility: It’s a partly acquired and mostly learned trait
There’s no greater satisfaction for a young child, than to accomplish something that they’re responsible for. Staff and teachers at Silver Spring preschool know that discharging those responsibilities successfully, and consistently, is vital for building self-confidence in children. And knowing they’re responsible for doing something – even something as small as leading a group of youngsters out of class and onto the playground – can be a huge morale booster. The challenge for parents, teachers and home caregivers, however, is how to teach preschoolers about responsibility.
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The importance of simple chores for kids
Participating in simple chores, whether it’s around the home, when living with grandparents or family as part of family homecare support, or in a Bethesda daycare center, is critical for young kids.
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