The Modern Parent

Getting Involved in the Special Olympics

How can we begin to teach our children how important it is to volunteer in their community?  Certainly, we can initiate this process by starting early and as their primary adult role models, begin by setting a good example for our children.  If your family is involved in volunteering in the community, then it will become second nature to your children.  You know that old saying, “lead by example”, well that is very true when it comes to young children.  If they see that you put a lot of value on assisting others, then they will too.  How can we get involved with the Special Olympic with our

Mar 28, 2017

Preschool Preparation

If you have small children at home, you might be wondering when the right time to introduce your child to “school” is.  If you’re thinking about Preschool for your child, it’s important to remember that some schools are actually open year round – no need to wait until the fall! Miss Heather dicussed this on The Rhode Show. Watch the segment here!

How do I know my child is ready for preschool?

Mar 13, 2017

What to Know About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby provides many positive outcomes for you and your baby, other than good nutrition!  Breastfeeding allows you and your baby special time to bond, relax, and make eye contact, enhancing the emotional development of your baby and you as their caregiver. Miss Heather discussed this topic on The Rhode Show. Watch it here!

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Mar 10, 2017

Want the Best Employees? Consider Child Care Benefits

Employers that provide child care programs as an employee benefit gain from this for a few key reasons, making this an asset for companies worth considering.

Mar 02, 2017

Diversity in Classrooms

Early childhood educators work with children and families from all types of diverse backgrounds, multi-cultures, multi-races, and languages. As educators, we seek to instill the foundation that will nurture an environment where all children can develop the skills needed to embrace and respect each other’s differences. And we, as their teachers, play a key role in this early development. Ms. Kelli discussed this on The Rhode Show. Watch it here!

Feb 13, 2017

Date Night

As parents, we get so wrapped up running here, going there, working, shopping, and everything in-between, that we sometimes forget about our partners. This doesn’t have to be impossible or even difficult. Don’t dwell on money, time, or scheduling. Below are some tips and tricks to get you out to recharge and relax. Ms. Tracy discussed this topic on The Rhode Show. Watch it here!

If money is a slight problem:

Feb 06, 2017

Support Grieving Children

The loss of a loved one is difficult for adults and children alike.  The grieving process is complex, and, sometimes as parents, we struggle with how our children may grieve during difficult times or with the loss of a loved one.  When a loved one dies, children feel and show their grief in different ways, just like adults do. How kids cope with the loss depends on things like their age, how close they felt to the person who died, and the support they receive. Miss Heather discussed this topic on The Rhode Show.

Jan 30, 2017