GROW Nugget: How effective communication can help make child care easier - for all child caregivers!
Because some times we need a little guide to show us the way
All journeys begin with the decision to take the first step.
Every strong building starts with a strong foundation. Start your child's education with a good preschool foundation.
Enrolling a child in any kind of school can be a daunting task for even the best parents. For many of you, it may be the first time you're having to experience an enrollment process. Having been through this process myself, I've jotted down some of the things I consider when looking at preschools or other programs.
As parents, we know eventually our children will be going to school. So what do we do to prepare our kids for that day?
Just like with parenting, there are hundreds of different schools of thought when it comes to our kids' education. What age to start. What to teach. Whether to use a commercial facility. Whether or not to home school. Bottom line: like with parenting, there is no one right answer. Each family, each parent/guardian, each child will have a different path that's right for them. So then, how do we figure out what our child needs?
Here are some tips and advice I have gathered throughout the years that could help with that decision.
One great way to burn off cabin fever energy when it's too hot to go outside.
Tips on how to balance working from home and child care!
Little Genius Preschool is my at-home preschool and the motivation and inspritation for Little Genius Projects. Everything you see here on this website was put together and tested with my kiddos. In 2010, a friend of mine asked me to help prepare her daughter for kindergarten. At the time, I had no idea what I could do, but I knew I wanted it to be fun. In fact I wanted my preschool to be so much fun, my students would have no idea they were actually learning. Being an artsy person, I decided I wanted my preschool to center around art projects. I had trouble finding resources on-line to help supplement this endeavor of mine. The free resources I found lacked a certain quality that did not appeal to my artisitic senses. The projects and templates that blew me away cost more than I had available to me. So I ended up hand drawing almost all my resources I used to teach my first little student. Before I knew it, word got around and my class has grown to 7 kiddos ranging in ages from 2-5. By this time, I learned how to design the templates I needed digitally and launched this site to share my journey and resources with others.
On Life, Light Ice, and Caramel Drizzle, I will share my preschool and life experiences with you. It is the most amazing feelings to see the growth and development of each child that come through this home. Though I am no expert, I offer advice and stories of my experiences that maybe they can help or inspire others. Everything I post on this site, I try with my kids here. With everything we do, it's difficult to keep up-to-date on absolutely everything, but I do my best! Keep on the look out for throwback posts and pictures to come.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my life with you!
America is hurting. It's evident everywhere you look. I, myself, got lost in the sea of negativity and doubt in the future. I don't know when this feeling is going to pass, but as I look for answers to my questions about the future of my family, I see hateful messages everywhere I turn. Whether it's Hillary supporters infuriated with the election results or Trump supporters shamelessly rubbing salt on the wounds of those grieving, much of what is being said and shared is rooted in hate. Friends are turning against friends. I know people are hurting and confused. That they're impassioned about their future and their rights. Not knowing what the future may hold is a scary challenge to face. But is anger really going to help us make the world whole again? Is hating each other really going to bring a solution of equality? Is indigence really going to forge a path that is best for all? I am just as afraid and unsure as millions of other out there. But I know if I want to change the world and I want to stop feeling hopeless, I first need to change my thinking.
Mom of four.
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