Preparing for a New, Different School Year
As the nation continues to deal with COVID-19 and its variety of effects, your children will be returning to school this fall in a new way. What this means is still up in the air for many areas; it could mean more online learning, or it could mean a return to the classroom with procedures in place aimed at keeping kids safe. We’re here for you. We’ve recently written blogs to teach you how to talk to kids about COVID-19, how to avoid summer sickness, and how to social distance in
Your Child’s Health & Safety is Our Top Priority
ABC’s & 123’s Learning Centers has always made the safety and wellbeing of our children our top priority. As we navigate through this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic together, we want to assure you that we are working harder than ever to provide a safe environment for your family. Enhanced Disinfectant Procedures Our strict cleaning and disinfecting procedures have always adhered to CDC guidelines, however, with the onset of this outbreak, we have taken further steps in our hand washing and disinfecting procedures. All staff members wear face masks. Teachers conduct a deep
Kindergarten Checklist for Parents
As children go back to school this fall, maybe you’re starting to think about getting your little one ready for Kindergarten next year! Now is a good time to start thinking about it and preparing your child for his or her first year of school. Kindergarten is a major turning point for kids. A smooth transition will help your child deal with transitions, develop positive self-esteem, learn independence, and tackle obstacles. You can do so much to help your child succeed in these moments. At ABC’s and 123’s Learning Centers, our mission
Morning Routine Tips for Kids With Separation Anxiety
Parents of kids with separation anxiety know just how difficult school drop off can be in the mornings. Kids may cry, plead, scream, or cling to their parents during this time, even though most of them are fine as soon as their parents leave their sight. The fear and anxiety some kids feel about this can be overwhelming to parents, who might feel doubt and uncertainty. Are we doing the right thing? Is she ready? How can I help him be more confident and less afraid? As childcare providers, we understand
Want to Help Your Child Make Friends?
Developing friendships is an important life skill—one that seems very natural, but can actually be difficult to teach. Good friends build our self-esteem, help us understand who we are, support and encourage us, and show us how to care about others. On the flip side, learning to cope with the negative aspects of having friends, such as differences in opinion or broken trust are just as important. Help your child learn to become a better friend by practicing skills like: Understanding. Teaching your child to consider different perspectives and viewpoints is both
Routines for Success!
Study after study shows the same thing: when we set healthy habits, we will have energetic, focused days and can be more successful in everything we do.
6 Steps to Success for Kindergarten
Kindergarten is around the corner for many families. This can a big transition for your child even if they went to preschool.
Tips for Success This School Year
The start of the school year is right around the corner. To help make things easier for you and your kids, we’ve gathered a few tips for success and good habits that can make a big difference.
Transitioning to Kindergarten
As stated in the previous blog, starting school can be a scary moment for you as a parent, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Worrying about your child just goes to show that you are a great parent!
The Back to School Checklist for Parents
The 2014-2015 school year is about to begin for your children. This can be a time of excitement and anxiety for kids and parents. It’s exciting to see your child grow up, it makes you anxious wondering how your child will react, and it is hard not to completely know how this school year will bring.