IPAD in Nursery School

    My Kid's Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. …

    3 Simple Ideas for Nurturing Your Child’s Independence
    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 po…

    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids
    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 teach…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    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 giv…

    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air
    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, …

    How to Find a Great Babysitter or Nanny
    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 …

    Touchdowns, Take-downs, and Toddler Tussles
    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 a…

    Day Care and Colds -- Good News!
    Day Care and Colds — Good News!

    On average, kidsin 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…

    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?
    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 Adol…

    Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care
    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'…

    Sick Children in the Daycare Setting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This is a very complex and important question. It concerns the care of millions of kids in the United States alone -- over 50 percent of preschool-age children are in group day ca…