Sometimes a parent will ask if there is a certain book their child really enjoys. Well, just about everyday I will hear, “Can you read No, David!?” Kids just love this book and so do I! I have to keep buying new copies because they get so worn out. Author and artist David Shannon (website) has […]
Children love to play with slime! But, you must make sure they don’t put it in their mouths since it is typically made with glue. I came across this recipe using PEEPS that I want to share. You may have some of these marshmallow colored candy chicks left over from Easter, and it is […]
The word “success” holds a different meaning for everyone. I was just thinking about this a few weeks ago as I was going about my day at the preschool. First I observed a four year old who noticed his classmate was sad when her dad left. I could see he wanted to do something to […]
A dad, Eli Spector, posted a video to YouTube to show other parents how he got his son to stop crying, and since then it has gone viral. I love this video! It demonstrates what Jackie Rioux and I wrote in our book, Dear Daycare Parent: A Must Have Guide To Daycare For The Working […]
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 […]