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by Administrator | February 8, 2018 | Holiday Activities

Make these adorable paper hats for your cute little love bugs this Valentine’s Day!   Materials ·      White, pink and red construction paper ·      Glue stick ·      Tape ·      2 white pipe cleaners ·      2 red pom poms ·      Hot glue gun   Instructions 1.     Cut two strips out of the pink construction paper for […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | February 7, 2018 | Child Development

It can be hard to tell the difference between age-appropriate behaviors, and those behaviors that may signal a deeper problem. Age-appropriate behaviors, even if they are challenging, are behaviors that help children learn and progress in their social development. It is normal and necessary for children to test limits in order to learn about relationships […]

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by Administrator | January 30, 2018 | Child Development | Ideas

No time to exercise? Think again! As our kids head back to school, we’re squeezing more than ever into our hectic schedules. But you can work in plenty of physical activity for the whole family — simply by walking more. No other form of exercise is as easy, convenient and inexpensive. All you need is […]

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by Administrator | January 17, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Megan, the lead early preschool teacher and safety captain for our Children’s Courtyard location in DuPont, WA! She has a Child Development Associate’s and is nearing her one-year anniversary at this location. Read on to learn more about this fabulous member of our staff!   Why did you decide to take a job […]

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by Administrator | January 11, 2018 | Safety and Security

The Children’s Courtyard’s parent company, the Learning Care Group, is opening a window for parents into their child’s school day with real-time photos, videos and updates anytime, anywhere. The early childhood education leader is ensuring that families enrolled at its preschools nationwide feel as close to their children as possible during school hours through brightwheel […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 3, 2018 | Child Development

As parents, we want our children to be generous, kind, and cooperative with others. We may think we can help them learn these skills by requiring them to share with others. However, many educators now believe forcing children to share does not actually teach the intended lessons. So let’s start by thinking about the social […]

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by Administrator | January 3, 2018 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

There are many important life lessons we want to talk to our children about. Sometimes it’s not easy to find the right words. But what if they were already written for you? No matter the subject you want to explore with your child, chances are there’s a children’s book that talks about it. Fun, colorful, […]

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by Administrator | December 13, 2017

December 14th is Roast Chestnuts Day! Here are 5 interesting facts about this seasonal snack.  

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | December 6, 2017 | Child Development | Ideas

During the holidays, there are often many extended family meals and get-togethers. Once the holidays are over, however, we often go back to our busy, everyday lives. School, work, homework, and after-school practices and activities take over, while family meals and time spent together often take a back seat to quick, on-the-go meals in the […]

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by Administrator | November 22, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Read our Q&A with Ms. Tracey, the talented lead infant teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in Suwanee, GA! She has been at this location for seven years, has a Child Development Associate and many years of experience working with little ones. Read on to learn more about this fabulous teacher!   Why did you decide […]

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