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What is Emergent Curriculum?

What is Emergent Curriculum?

What a year it’s been! My daughter has gone from a clingy stage where the teachers had to pry her from my arms at drop-off to running off to her friends after a swift kiss ...

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Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

My daughter has always been a little more on the sensitive side. It takes her a while to warm up to new environments, people, and situations. That’s why I think her transition to child care ...

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Preparing for Maternity Leave

Preparing for Maternity Leave

Congratulations! Whether you’re preparing for the arrival of your first baby or second, getting all your ducks in a row to take an extended time off from work to care for a newborn requires some ...

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Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

As I look back, I’ll admit there are a few things that I miss about the infant stage. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I’m realizing that there’s a lot about toddlerhood ...

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Choosing the Best Child Care for Me: Near Work

Choosing the Best Child Care for Me: Near Work

When it came to making the decision about whether to choose a child care near work or home for me it was a no-brainer that my daughter would attend the child care center right on ...

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Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

We’ve spent a decent amount of time on the road with Kayla. We started at three months with our first family road trip to my in-laws, which took about 4-5 hours. We certainly learned a ...

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5 Ideas for a Summer Bucket List with a Toddler

5 Ideas for a Summer Bucket List with a Toddler

Every winter I dream of summer, and as the season approaches, I get more eager to get out of the house and spend some quality family time outside. But the reality is when summer finally arrives, it ...

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25 Truths About Toddler Teachers

25 Truths About Toddler Teachers

Toddler teachers inspire me. They truly do. Not only can they redirect a toddler in the blink of an eye but they can transform the most ordinary activities – a walk to the park – into ...

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How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

I was working from home when my daughter was sick with the stomach bug. Usually when she’s out sick, she’s her usual energetic and playful self, which makes it difficult to get a lot of ...

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Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

I can admit I am one of those parents that says, “oh, every child grows and develops at their own pace,” only to look to good old Google later that night to search if my ...

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