Category: Educational Philosophy

  • Helping Your Child Adjust to the First Days at Day Care

    Posted by on September 25, 2015

    Once you have found the right childcare center for your family, the next step is helping your child transition into the first days in their new environment. Every child is unique, so it’s no surprise that each child responds differently to the first few days at school. In our experience, however, there are a few guidelines that help make the transition smoother. By following these four tips, starting at a new childcare center is more likely to be filled with smiles than with tears. Set the […]

  • Learning at Home: 5 Activities and Experiences that Complement School

    Posted by on August 26, 2015

    Whether children attend a childcare center during the work day or go to kindergarten or elementary school, it’s important to remember that learning happens all the time – not just in the classroom. At A Place to Grow, we believe that parents are young children’s most important teachers. Sometimes parents ask us what sorts of activities and experiences they can provide at home to promote learning and complement what happens in our classrooms. Here are five suggestions: 1. Read and write with your child. Reading together […]

  • Toddlerhood – How Child Care Centers Can Help Toddlers Learn at Their Own Pace

    Posted by on July 23, 2015

    Toddlerhood is a stage in which children’s curiosity is high. At this age, children are constantly testing their environment and they need a creative and stimulating setting to learn. Toddlers’ struggle for independence can be easily frustrated by a poorly designed classroom. As you explore child care centers for your toddler, keep an eye out for the following characteristics that will promote joyful learning: Are there opportunities for toddlers to learn in a variety of different ways? Toddlers learn through trial and error, as well as […]

  • Child Care for Your Infant: Finding a Partner Who Will Continue the Care Provided in Your Home

    Posted by on June 22, 2015

    Balancing work and parenting is a tough job. One of the most stressful times in a parent’s life is finding child care for their infant, so they can return to their job. As you evaluate different child care providers, it’s important to find a partner who will continue the care that you provide for your infant in the home. The transitions between home and the childcare center should be as seamless as possible. Here are four ways that A Place to Grow strives to provide outstanding […]

  • The Importance of Different Care Approaches for Children of All Ages

    Posted by on May 13, 2015

    All children develop at their own pace and in their own unique way. However when selecting a childcare center, it’s important to find a place that plans activities appropriate to each stage of a child’s development. The activities that are appropriate for a toddler, for example, will not be right for a pre-schooler. A Place to Grow is proud to have developed distinct educational and care philosophies for children of all ages. We believe this makes us unique among childcare centers. Here is a brief overview […]