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Parents Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month

Parents Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month at Bright Horizons. This month is dedicated to those who dedicate each and every day to caring for the children and families in their lives. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, we ...

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Daycare

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Daycare

“We’re not a daycare. Our caregivers and teachers take care of children not days.” When I started working at Bright Horizons more than seven years ago, this comment was made in one of my first meetings. ...

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9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

I watched in awe and admiration as my 4-year-old son scaled the climbing wall at our favorite ski resort. This was his third try. He refused to give up … he was going to ring that ...

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25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

My son has been in preschool for over a year and a half and I’ve watched him grow in so many ways – socially, emotionally, developmentally, and cognitively. But there is one secret I want ...

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Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

The one truth I’ve learned about parenting is to expect the unexpected. That rang true last week at Curriculum Night at my son’s preschool. Curriculum Night at Bright Horizons gives parents the chance to hear ...

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Optimal Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Optimal Parent-Teacher Partnerships

This post was written by Melanie Brooks, a Bright Horizons education expert, mom of two: Ruth, a fellow education expert, and I co-hosted a webinar about parent-teacher relationships, during which we discussed the idea of having optimal parent-teacher partnerships. ...

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Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

My daughter (age 8) started a new elementary school this year. She was more than ready to make the transition after months of thoughtful planning and special “move up” days by her K-2 school. I ...

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End-of-Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

End-of-Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

For many children, the school year is wrapping up and summer break is about to begin! While children are often more than ready to kick off their summer break, they still may experience some feelings of sadness ...

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#SocialParenting: What Do You Love About Your Child’s Teacher?

#SocialParenting: What Do You Love About Your Child’s Teacher?

What do you love most about your child’s teacher? May is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Month at Bright Horizons – a time to celebrate those at the heart of all we do. As part of this month’s ...

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Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Would I have benefited from academic redshirting? Academic redshirting is the practice of holding kids back from starting kindergarten (typically those with birthdays close to the cut-off). I entered kindergarten at age 4 in the late 70’s. My ...

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