I felt that it was important to comment on a recent news article. It was the story of a person picking up the wrong child at a daycare facility. I can’t even imagine how scared and panicked both the child and the parent were. The child was 4 years old, which means she was old […]
Jackie Rioux and Jo-Ann Parylak, authors of Dear Daycare Parent: The Must-Have Guide to Daycare, join the Army Wife Network (AWN) Core Team to discuss tips for working parents with children in daycare.
Dear Daycare Parent: The Must-have Guide to Daycare for Working Parents has been “Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016”. This recent announcement culminates a year in which the book received critical acclaim and achieved recognition from industry-leading publications.
I always feel the need to acknowledge Dr. Seuss’ birthday because his books made such an impression on me as a child! As a result, I have always enjoyed sharing his stories with the preschoolers I have worked with over the years. Many people don’t realize that his first book, And To Think I Saw […]
We often get some great ideas from parents and when we do, we love to share! Well, you all know that bringing an oversized toy to daycare is not really the best idea but some children just find it so hard to part with a particular toy for the day because they are attached. One Mom came […]
Jo Ann and I always believed in having fun and celebrating the holidays with the children. We would ask each family what they celebrated and we would also do so at school. Walking into our classroom you would see footprint Rudolphs next to popsicle stick Stars of David, Xmas tunes would be playing and a […]
I love November, it means Tellabration! All over the world, storytelling events are being held to promote the oral tradition of storytelling. Over 20 years ago, my director sent me and a fellow teacher out to Tennessee for the National Storytelling festival, a weekend event. I have to admit, I really did not know what […]
Halloween is quickly approaching and it should be a fun time for all children to enjoy! However, 1 out of 13 children deal with food allergies and Halloween only reminds these kids that they can’t indulge in the the sweet treats. Three years ago, FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) campaigned to educate people about food allergies. […]
I just wanted to give a shout out to parents who make a difference in the day of a preschool teacher! Ours is a unique experience as we are caregivers as well as educators and our bonds with you and your little ones are quite personal. So when we receive a thank you or compliment it really means […]
Yep! You can feel it in the air, we are just a few days away from September. I tend to think of this month as a time of new beginnings! Most schools have just started or are about to begin the new school year! This is also true of many childcare facilities that are transitioning […]