Toddler Childcare Related Articles & Blog Posts
3 Simple Ideas for Nurturing Your Child’s Independence
If you have a toddler, you’ve likely heard this phrase many times before: “Mommy, I do it.” They are four simple words that can be the start of a thrilling moment of development or the prelude to a power struggle. Throughout their lives, our kids want and need our support, but they also need to [...]Read full story
Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids
Some of our children’s food choices are made at home – but as they grow, many are made in childcare or at school. We need our schools and daycare centers to be working with us, not against us in teaching children to enjoy healthy amounts of good food, cultivating Nutritional Intelligence. About half of all [...]Read full story
How Green is your Childcare?
As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us give a thought to environmental health? We should, because young children’s developing bodies are very susceptible to chemical exposures.Read full story
Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air
As most parents know, childhood asthma is on the rise. In fact, 1 in 10 American kids now develops this chronic health condition during childhood. If your child is fortunate enough to be asthma-free, chances are she or he has at least one school or daycare buddy with the disease.Read full story
How to Find a Great Babysitter or Nanny
Who said going out with your sweetie on a date night would never happen after having a baby? Well, I believe going out on a date night is a must to keep your relationship strong and friends are bound to invite you out to a special event. So, it’s definitely in your best interest to [...]Read full story
Touchdowns, Take-downs, and Toddler Tussles
A contagious skin infection that was once thought of as primarily limited to hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes is now showing up in healthy children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These skin infections are caused by tough-to-treat bacteria called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, or resistant staph). As the name implies, antibiotics [...]Read full story
Day Care and Colds — Good News!
On average, kids in day care during the first three years of their lives get about twice as many colds as their peers during those years. But each time a child fights off a cold, she develops immunity to that virus.Read full story
When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?
“I’m sorry, but your child can’t come back to daycare until she starts antibiotics.” Statements like this led to a study that was published in the February 2000 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The report concluded that directors of child care centers, in their wonderful efforts to protect children, often exclude sick [...]Read full story
Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care
As a parent, when you get a call saying that you need to leave work to pick up a sick child, you are put in a tough spot. You don’t want to use your vacation to stay home with a miserable child (that’s no vacation!), you may have limited sick leave, and you may not [...]Read full story
Sick Children in the Daycare Setting
What is your opinion on Fifth’s Disease? Should children be sent home with this? We call parents to pick them up, but parents say some doctors are saying that children with this disease should be able to remain in…Read full story