First day of preschool! Woohoo! Right? Not for some. For kids and parents alike, the first day of preschool can be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. Being nervous about making new friends, being in new locations, and being away from parents can make it hard for kids.
You’re somewhere public — the store, the park, a religious service — and your preschooler decides to shout a four-letter word they recently heard someone else use. Every judgemental eye in the crowd turns to you, waiting to see how you’ll respond.
The hope we have for every child at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse® is that they grow up to feel powerful! That means feeling secure in themselves, making positive life choices, learning to think critically, expressing and acknowledging their feelings and thoughts, and leading full lives.
So how do we raise girls to be powerful when all of this junk is getting in their way? Start early!
If you’re a new parent, you’ll have lots of questions when choosing the best child care program in your area. Will your child be safe and happy? Will caregivers provide enough love and attention when you’re not around? How will child care affect your baby’s relationship with you? Researchers have been looking into this for […]
Parents relish the joy of watching young children form relationships with friends, teachers and others. It turns out that socialization is actually an important part of early childhood development and promotes positive outcomes later in life. Even better news is that social skills can be taught, similarly to academic subjects like math, reading or science. […]
As a national preschool organization we know how picky children can be about what they eat – we get it! That’s why we put a lot of thought and planning in to making sure our meals and snacks not only taste good, but also provide lots of nutrients needed for children to grow and maintain […]
At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, we encourage all interested families with preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners to participate in a trial exploratory day. We schedule these for two hours during the most active period of the day so the child and parents can get a glimpse of our daily schedules, which include circle time, art class, […]