Tips for Easing Transitions

Tips for Easing Transitions

Picking Up and Dropping Off: Tips for Easing These Transitions   For young children, transitions can be difficult, and while your child may have a perfectly lovely day at daycare, dropping her off and picking her up may be a bit stressful. Keep our tips for a smooth dropoff and pickup in mind.   Dropoff   Say goodbye, and then …

Three Creative Ways Save for Your Child’s Future

Three Creative Ways to Save for Your Child’s Future

Three Creative Ways to Save for Your Child’s Future You knew, when you decided to start a family, that there would be expenses. More living space. Childcare. Extra tickets to the movies, and extra seats on the plane. And while you’ve figured out ways of handling your current expenditures, saving for your child’s future can seem daunting. College tuition costs …

How to Make Friends at Daycare or Preschool

How to Make Friends at Daycare or Preschool: Strategies for Your Child

How to Make Friends at Daycare or Preschool: Strategies for Your Child First, recognize the different stages of play and at which ages they occur. If your child is not making friends yet, it may simply be because he is not old enough to play with others in an interactive way. Many infants and toddlers begin with solitary play. This …

Getting Up to Speed and Back to School!

Getting Up to Speed and Back to School!

While some kids may be in daycare year-round, others take the summer off from preschool, or may be beginning at a new preschool this fall. Our five tips will help you to transition your children from lazy summer days to the back to school routine. Take the tour. Nothing is more frightening to a child than the unknown. Take your …

Children’s Nutrition at Preschool

Children’s Nutrition at Preschool

With the launch our Summit Kids Academy’s new healthy food program, this week’s blog is all about nutrition. The food your child will eat at preschool or daycare is a significant part of their diet and plays a vital role in your child’s overall health and development. Kids’ nutrition goes beyond the four food groups and three square meals per …

Catching ADHD Early

Catching ADHD Early: Keep an Eye Out for Signs and Symptoms in Your Young Child

Many parents, teachers, and doctors catch signs and symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children once they reach grade school age.According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 11 children of school age are diagnosed with ADHD. And while diagnosing and treating the disorder before it becomes out of control is important, research now suggests that ADHD is diagnosable …

Tips for an Active Summer for Your Entire Family

Keep Kids Moving: Ten Tips for an Active Summer for Your Entire Family

Sometimes, when late June arrives, our families find their level of activity screeching to a halt. Lazy weekend days are spent in pajamas, in front of the air-conditioner. Backyard lounge chairs and hammocks become ground zero for relaxation, but also a bit of laziness and inertia. And it’s important to allow kids some amount of downtime, so that they can …