Managing Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

As a parent with an autistic child, you want to do everything you can to protect your child, especially in daycare. We don’t want to place our children in circumstances that scare them, however, setting your child up in a program or providing them with social activities can significantly help. Did you know autism affects […]

Hearing Aids to Best Suit Your Kid’s Needs

Studies show that one-tenth of the American population is hearing-impaired, and numbers are increasing among children. Over the years, hearing aids have helped a great deal in eliminating this deficiency, but finding an aid for your daycare-aged child can be difficult.   Hearing aids are small audio devices which are attached to the ears. Most models […]

Waiting for Day Care

Earlier this year, the National Association for Family Child Care published a list of ten child care trends on the rise in the United States. A few things stick out on this list, specifically numbers 1 and 6.  “Competition from other child care programs will continue to increase.  6.     “It will take longer to fill child […]

Growing Evidence Suggests Benefits of Redshirting Pre-School and Kindergarten

Redshirting, or waiting to start your child’s academic education, is growing in popularity, and further evidence suggests the benefits of the practice may outweigh the drawbacks. Estimates of redshirting rates often fall between 3.3 and 5.5 percent of children eligible to enroll in kindergarten based on their age.   What is Redshirting?  As a term, redshirting has its […]

Understanding Cost vs. Value

If you spend any time researching day care and child care, you’re likely familiar with the contentious side of the industry: Regulation. Child care is currently regulated via accreditation; the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for Family Child Care are the two most common accrediting organizations, but in […]