A Place to Grow Learning Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Staying Connected: Formal and Informal Ways Parents Can Get Involved With Their Childcare Center

    Posted by on April 22, 2015

    Quality childcare is a joint effort between parents and their childcare center. At A Place to Grow, we recognize that childcare occurs within the larger context of the family. As a result, we seek parents’ insights, feedback, and personal involvement. When your child attends A Place to Grow, we offer a variety of formal and informal ways that parents can get involved. Every one of our childcare centers has an open door policy. Parents are always welcome in the classroom, whether it’s dropping by for lunch, […]

  • Choosing a Child Care Center: A Five Point Checklist for Making the Right Decision

    Posted by on March 27, 2015

    Selecting a child care center can be a stressful experience. Of course, you want the best environment for your son or daughter, but sometimes the options can be overwhelming. It can be helpful to structure the decision-making process by using a checklist to evaluate different alternatives. Here are five factors that our parents found useful as they selected a child care center: Frequent communication from teachers and administrators. No one likes a feeling of uncertainty, especially about people as important as your child. Parents should look […]

  • Theme Study: A Unique Way to Engage and Teach Preschool Children

    Posted by on March 17, 2015

    Preschool is such an exciting time in your child’s development. At this age, children are curious about the world and are building confidence as learners. Their literacy skills are emerging and they are beginning to think critically, solve problems, and ask questions. At A Place to Grow, we are committed to educating preschool children in innovative ways. All of our centers use our Creative Curriculum for Preschool Children and follow the Massachusetts Preschool Curriculum Guidelines from the Department of Early Education and Care. One of the […]