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How to Create a Daycare Newsletter

March 9, 2011

Tweet Tweet If you own a daycare, consider writing a monthly newsletter. Why is this important? A great newsletter is a simple tool that helps keep the lines of communication open between parents and staff. What’s more, daycare newsletter helps you grow your business, increase enrollment, and stand out above and beyond your competition. Not [...]

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How the Economy has Affected Daycare and Childcare Businesses

March 19, 2010

Tweet Tweet Owners of daycare centers, family daycares, and preschools are feeling the effects of our declining economy.  While every childcare business is different news articles state that daycare enrollment rates have decreased as unemployment increases. This causes childcare center owners to lay off staff or cut staff hours and reduce services. OwnADaycare asked childcare [...]

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Autism in Preschoolers: An interview with Diane Van Driesen Part 2

March 17, 2010

Tweet Tweet Autism is a huge issue that may affect many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers.  Diane Van Driesen, Director of Autism Services for the Wawa Eden House, clarifies autism spectrum disorder and describes special services for autistic children. Van Driesen also provides advice for parents of autistic children who are searching [...]

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Autism and Daycare: An interview with Diane Van Driesen Part 1

March 15, 2010

Tweet Tweet Autism is a huge issue that may affect many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers.  Diane Van Driesen, Director of Autism Services for the Wawa Eden House, clarifies autism spectrum disorder and describes special services for autistic children. Van Driesen also provides advice for parents of autistic children who are searching [...]

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Spring Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

March 12, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is a marvelous season. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the air is crisp with renewal and hope. Daycare providers can enhance their curriculum with story-time books and activities that celebrate the spring season. Spring Art Activity Eggshell Tulips* You will need: Eggshells, pipe cleaners, tempura paint, markers, and glue [...]

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Teaching Young Children Foreign Languages: Interview with Myelita Melton

March 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Experts agree that introducing children to foreign languages should begin as early as possible. The earlier, the better! Teaching young children foreign languages a huge topic and one that many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers debate.  In our interview with Myelita Melton, CEO of SpeakEasy Communications, Inc, and author of [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter S: Alphabet Recognition Activities

March 5, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter S through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter S. The students make and recognize the S sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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Crayon Melt Preschool Activity: Creative Development Lesson Plan for Daycare

March 3, 2010

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development. According to Art and Creative Development for Young Children by Schirrmacher and Fox [Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008], “Creative expression fosters emotional development and positive mental health by validating the uniqueness of the individual…Creativity fosters success and mastery since there is no one right [...]

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Spring Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Spring Activity Printables

February 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is the season of the year between winter and summer when the weather becomes warmer and plants revive and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Spring is a great time for daycare providers to enhance their curriculum with story-time books [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter D: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 22, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter D through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter D. The students make and recognize the D sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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