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Nine Qualities of a Great Summer Camp

| Brandie Heiseler

When you are looking at North Las Vegas child care options, summer camp may not be at the top of your list. However, camp is an excellent way to provide your child with a fun, safe learning experience during the warm summer months. If the thought of coming up with arts and crafts activities for your child to do or running all over town to try new activities overwhelms you, camp may be a great option for your preschool age child.

Summer camp statistics show that more than 6,000 children attend summer camp in the United States each summer. There are many benefits of summer camp that range from academic and social to lifelong fitness.

1. Social Experiences

Summer Camp Statistics

Kids meet and have fun together

One of the biggest benefits of summer camp for preschool children is the social interaction they have with one another. Through these interactions, preschool children learn skills necessary for teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Our children today need opportunities for free and unstructured play in a safe environment. This will build the social skills they need to be successful adults. These experiences can also increase your preschool child’s self esteem.

 

2. Fine Motor Skills and Large Motor Skills

Another important benefit of camp for preschool children is improvement in fine motor and large motor development. Whether it is learning to hold a pair of safety scissors or understanding how to kick the ball in the goal during a game of soccer, your preschool child will continue to develop into a blossoming adolescent.

3. Academic Success

The importance of summer camp for academic success cannot be overstated. The “summer slide” that occurs between May and August accounts for most of the loss of learning from one grade level to the next. Choosing a camp that has an academic component in addition to games and exercise will ensure that your child starts school in the fall ready to succeed.

4. Physical Fitness

Children do not get as much exercise at home as they need to be considered physically active. Enrolling your child in camp ensures that they will have all the exercise they need through both free play and organized games and sports. Establishing physical fitness routines in early childhood can help promote lifelong physical fitness and prevent childhood obesity.

5. Structure

Your preschool child is used to a certain routine and camp can help them stay on that routine. This will ensure that your child stays on a consistent sleep and eating schedule. We know that young children on a routine experience more stable moods, which makes everyone at home much happier.

6. Less Screen Time

Our children today are always plugged into something. Televisions, tablets, and video games prevent our children from exercising their minds and bodies. Sending your child to a quality camp will allow them to take a break from the screens and use their creativity in a whole new way.

7. Have new experiences

Benefits of Summer Camp

Summer Camp give kids new experiences

Most camps provide field trips either off campus or in-house that provide children with new and amazing experiences from engaging with insects to roller skating. Many of these experiences are not something you may do on a regular basis. Your child is sure to have all sorts of new adventures to talk about with you over dinner each evening.

 

 

8. Independence

Camp provides preschool children with the opportunity to learn and do things for themselves which increases their sense of independence and self confidence. In addition, persevering at these tasks during camp will teach them that persistence pays off when they face challenging situations later in life

9. It’s fun!

Probably the most important reason to send your child to camp this summer is that it is fun! You won’t have to hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored”, from your child because their days will be filled with endless hours of fun and exciting activities with their new friends. Your child will wake up excited to see what the day has in store!

As you search for a North Las Vegas child care center, remember to keep in mind summer camp options for your child. The benefits of summer camp are so numerous that it has become an essential part of quality child care. During your search, make sure to check out your provider’s certification and accreditation, and ask about additional safety features they provide. Then prepare to give your child an amazing experience they will never forget

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Take Action!

| Brandie Heiseler

What is NCAPM All About?

April of 2017 marks the 34th year of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM), a time dedicated to raising awareness of this devastating social issue and ending child abuse once and for all.

Since 1983, this month has been a time for communities to have a dialogue about the ways to not only stop the abuse of children, but providing education and resources for families and young adults to make sure that the abuse and neglect of children doesn’t carry on for even one more generation.

What the Statistics Say (And What they Don’t Say)

child abuse

Cases of abuse are still high

Are the numbers of abuse victims still high enough to warrant a month of awareness and advocacy? Sadly, the answer remains an absolute “yes”.

Despite what you might think, America still has a huge abuse and neglect problem. Current statistics report a staggering 3 million children a year who deal with some form of abuse. Sadly, these are just the cases that are reported; we will likely never know the true statistics.

This is one of the worst rates of abuse in any industrialized nation. The time has come to say, “Enough!” We can do better, which is why each April we renew our promise to the children of America.

Time Can’t Heal All Wounds: Ongoing Symptoms of Abuse

Abuse would be bad enough if the hurting ended with sores and bruises, but abuse creates many scars that do not manifest until later in life (often manifesting in dangerously rebellious teenage or young adult behavior).

Over time, the young victims of abuse may also be affected by the following issues:

  • Increased tendency towards drug and alcohol abuse
  • Serious depression, including suicide attempts
  • Higher instances of “risk-seeking” behavior, such as multiple sexual partners, and other unsafe sexual practices
  • An almost 80% instance of some type of psychological disorder

The list of effects is startling, but what is most unacceptable are the nearly 1,600 children who died as a result of abuse last year. Until that number reaches zero, the NCAPM will advocate and raise awareness of these issues affecting countless American families.

History of the NCAPM

Did you know that the first specific laws regarding child abuse were only signed in 1974? While we’ve certainly come a long way since then, there is still a social stigma and problem of reportage and awareness that we need to deal with as a nation.

What started as a single week of awareness in 1982 became a full-fledged month of action starting in 1983, and the events and actions have inspired the creation of new laws and statutes that aim to eliminate harm to innocent and vulnerable children.

Whether in your own community, online, or by joining a larger march or event somewhere near you, you can become part of the NCAPM’s history this April–don’t wait until next year.

Ideas to Get Involved

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Participate in abuse prevention

There are many ways you can participate in this nationwide awareness month. Activities can be simple:

  • Organizing a block party or “meet and greet” with your neighbors
  • Attending parent meetings at your children’s school
  • Finding city or government-organized events for NCAPM

Or, you can organize with other parents and local families to put on bigger events, such as:

  • Running for local office or a PTA board
  • Attending and speaking at local government meetings (such as city council)
  • Organizing letter-writing campaigns and petitions

Keep in mind, these are just a few ideas. Be creative and think about new and interesting ways that you can help children and families who have been affected by neglect and/or abuse.

Moving Our Communities and Families Forward

Whether you visit the official NCAPM website (provided by the government’s Child Welfare Agency) or you find local events to raise awareness, the important thing is to get involved. It’s also important to remember that April is only the beginning–staying vigilant and engaged in your family and community throughout the year is the best defense we have against future abuse and neglect.

For too long, the victims and families who have suffered from abuse and neglect have been silent. April is a time for these voices to be heard, loud and clear. Now is the time–take a stand against abuse and neglect!

11 Reasons Why Dance is Important for Children!

| Brandie Heiseler

Benefits of Dance in Child Development

benefits of dance in child development | Watch Me Grow in Las Vegas

Plenty of benefits & it’s fun too!

There are many benefits of health education that give younger children an advantage. Dance is one of the activities that, when practiced regularly, can help a person develop physically as well as mentally.

In order to optimize the benefits of dance for youths, young children should enroll in a dance education program as early as possible. The North Las Vegas child care education program highlights the importance of having parents as active team members in their child’s development by keeping them informed.

An increasing number of research studies proves that dance instruction during the first five years of a child’s life helps the child’s physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and psychological development.

The following list of 11 fitness benefits of dance for youth will show you how and why!

  1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains that regular exercise builds strength and endurance and is essential for building healthy bones and muscles. There are wonderful physical rewards to dance!
  2. Preschoolers, like older children, need daily exercise and have a lot of energy. The dance education program combines these two facts to ensure that your children get the exercise they through fun movement, engaging dance, and beats and lets them reap the benefits of dance education.
  3. Children’s motor skill abilities, such as running, jumping, walking, balancing, and throwing develop most during the early years. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains that regular exercise builds strength and endurance and is essential for building healthy bones and muscles.
  4. You have probably heard that play is a child’s work. Well, this is absolutely true. The need to play and move and try new things is what drives child development. Dance education helps your young child develop healthy habits. A supportive environment helps to make children feel more comfortable about trying new dance moves.
  5. Expectations are reasonable. Each child is encouraged to try and is praised for the effort alone. This makes children feel secure enough to move with the music and enjoy themselves.
  6. These classes take place in a group environment with all children encouraged to participate. This makes all children feel included. A Teacher watches all children closely to make sure that the environment stays positive and welcoming. All children are encouraged to participate in easy, age-appropriate dance routines to make each child feel successful.
  7. Like the positive effects on the brain that adults experience after exercise, the young child’s brain releases dopamine (also known as the happy hormone). Also similar to adults, physical activity helps alleviate stress in children by teaching muscle relaxation techniques and body movement.
  8. The same Edutopia article discusses that as children get older they have fewer opportunities to exercise regularly and their physical education requirement decreases making early childhood dance education important for showing children how enjoyable exercise can be and for encouraging some to adopt this as a hobby in the future.Edutopia explains that physical activity (including dancing) aids in cognitive development. The A Fit Body Means a Fit Body article states that regular physical activity can improve focus, increase attention span, and improve memory and learning.
  9. Anyone can participate in the dance activity regardless of physical ability. Besides the above fitness benefits of dance, children with or without a disability can take part in the program and gain socio-emotional benefits. Children with disabilities enjoy music and can move to the beat gaining all the rewards of dance education as children without disabilities.
  10. The same Edutopia article discusses that as children get older they have fewer opportunities to exercise regularly and their physical education requirement decreases making early childhood dance education important for showing children how enjoyable exercise can be and for encouraging some to adopt this as a hobby in the future.
  11. In October 2016, Oregon State University published an article about early childhood development in relation to school readiness explaining that motor skill development in the early years is important for a child’s school readiness. The article also states that these skills are essential for lifelong health and quality of life.
Feeling the music

Feel the beat and just dance!

Our North Las Vegas child care has competent educators who have years of experience teaching children each with a different personality and preferences.

Your child can get all the fitness benefits of dance education at one location. Help him or her develop and learn every day by doing something they’ll enjoy in a supervised setting.

Throughout the years, our dedicated staff and teachers have worked with parents to make sure their young children get the most out of dance education from the physical and social benefits to the psychological. Visit the website and contact us.

It’s National Kidney Disease Month. Read These Tips for Better Kidney Health

| Brandie Heiseler

Your kidneys are very important organs in your body. Taking proper care of them will help you live better and longer. Many people don’t understand kidney disease or how to prevent it. For National Kidney Disease Month, you can learn how to better care for your kidneys and prevent disease.

Get Tested

kidney Kidney failure is a slow and progressive disease that usually has no noticeable symptoms. Kidney disease awareness is important. Unless your kidneys have been injured in an accident, you may not know you have kidney disease without medical testing. Your doctor can perform a few types of tests to determine kidney function. These are usually blood tests or urine tests.

The blood test for kidney function is called glomular filtration rate or GFR. This measures the amount of creatine in your blood. Creatine is a waste product produced by working muscles. Your kidneys are responsible for filtering this waste from the blood. If the kidneys are not working properly, this acid will build up to unsafe levels in the blood stream.

The urine test for kidney function is called albumin-to-creatine ratio or ACR. The urine is tested for the protein albumin. This protein that should not be found in urine. If the test is positive, it indicates your kidneys are not functioning as well as they should.
There are five stages of disease that lead to kidney failure. There is no way to correct full kidney failure, so it is a life-threatening disease. The best option for a person in the advanced stages is a kidney transplant. Health can be maintained with dialysis, but this does not heal the kidneys.

Diabetes and Sugar

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. When you have diabetes, your body has trouble maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Your kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood, so when you have high blood sugar your kidneys are under a lot of pressure to balance your system. They eventually become overloaded and begin to fail.

There are many things that may contribute to developing diabetes. Sometimes the disease is genetic, and there isn’t much you can do about that. Most diabetes, however, is brought on by a poor diet. Excess sugar in the diet is one of the leading causes of diabetes. It is important to avoid excess sugar. The American Heart Association recommends that children consume no more than six teaspoons of added sugar per day. This is also a good rule for adults to follow. Diabetes can affect a person of any age. The sooner you take steps to avoid it, the healthier your kidneys will be.

Salt and Blood Pressure

Blood pressure also has a major impact on kidney function. When blood pressure is high, more blood is forced through the sensitive tissues of the kidney faster. Over time, this may damage the kidney tissue that filters the blood. This tissue is very difficult to heal once damaged.

Too much sodium in the diet contributes to high blood pressure. Salt may also pose a danger to the kidneys directly. Sometimes minerals like sodium will harden in the kidneys. The result is a kidney stone. The kidney eventually forces the stone through the kidney tissue. The process is very painful. It may also damage the kidney tissue, which reduces function. The damage caused by passing a kidney stone often does not heal. A scar will form that is never able to filter any blood.
You do not have to eliminate all salt from your diet, but you should keep it to a healthy level. This means not adding salt to most foods and avoiding processed foods already high in salt. You can help balance sodium levels by also getting plenty of potassium from food and drinking plenty of water each day.

Drinking Too Much

too much alcohol Your kidneys are responsible for getting toxic substances out of your blood stream. Alcohol is highly toxic to the body, so your kidneys work extra hard to get rid of it. When you drink too much, you put strain on your kidneys and may damage them.

Alcohol also dehydrates you. Your kidneys’ other job is to maintain the right balance of water in your body. Consuming alcohol can make this job much more difficult. Over time, this may result in lost kidney function.
It is important to know how much is too much. Three drinks or less per day is considered safe for your body and is unlikely to cause serious problems.

Your diet has a lot to do with your kidney health. By maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and smoking and choosing healthy foods most of the time, you can keep both your kidneys functioning for your entire life. Many of the conditions that lead to kidney disease are preventable.

Good Nutrition Made Simple: What to Remember During National Nutrition Month

| Brandie Heiseler

If you feel like you’ve fallen off the healthy habit bandwagon, you’re in luck. March is National Nutrition Month, so it is the perfect time to tackle that health commitment you made at the beginning of the year with renewed energy.

You may be wondering why we celebrate nutrition month and how it can help you get back on track. It’s simple really. Nutrition Month is a time set aside to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits.

This year the National Nutrition Month theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” So instead of feeling like you have to change everything at once, you can start small, with just one fork at a time. Whether your eating habits involve preparing meals at home or making choices while eating out, it’s important to develop a way of eating that is sustainable.

Are you ready to join the movement? Then here are a few effective ways you can start putting your best fork forward.

  1. Eat a balanced, varied diet.

    balanced diet Eating a variety of nutrient dense foods across all of the food groups reduces your risk of many preventable and primarily lifestyle-based chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Work to incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats into your daily diet.

  2. Choose lighter options while dining out.

    Finding healthy options at restaurants is now easier than it ever has been. Most restaurant chains offer lighter, healthier choices. As you peruse the menu, look for options that are steamed or roasted. Likewise, ask for sauces, dressing, and cheese on the side, and control your own portions by asking for a to-go box and putting half of your meal in the box.

  3. Set a good example for children.

If you have children, you know how quickly they pick up on things. That is why it is especially important to model good eating habits for children. This modeling begins in the kitchen. Inviting your child into the kitchen to participate in age-appropriate cooking tasks is a fun way to get young ones involved. Serving balanced meals and making the time to enjoy dinner together is also important to help your family build healthy, mindful eating habits.

  1. Eat breakfast every day.

Breakfast is one of the most frequently skipped meals by everyone, but it’s also one of the most important. Breakfast helps get your metabolism going and sets the tone for your eating all day long. If you really don’t have time for breakfast, then at least grab a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts to give you a good mix of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

  1. Drink more water.

drinking water Water is another essential to a healthy lifestyle. Your body uses water for nearly ever metabolic process it completes. If you have a hard time drinking enough water, try keeping a water bottle with you all day, using a simple tracking system, or flavoring your water with a few pieces of fresh fruit. Try to drink at least half your weight in ounces of water each day.

  1. Adopt the “one more” mentality.

It can be tough to completely overhaul the way you eat all at once. Instead of trying to do it that way, focus on getting in just “one more” healthy food choice each day. If you struggle with veggies the most, work on fitting in one more serving each day. Then once you have that mastered, move on to another healthy habit. Doing a little at a time will make the process much easier and help you stick with it.

If you really want to make your celebration of this month fun, then consider getting involved or organizing some nutrition month activities, such as

  • A cooking demonstration or nutrition event
  • A presentation at your local park or senior center
  • A food donation campaign for your local food pantry or shelter
  • A commitment to try one new healthy recipe as a family each week
  • A visit to a local farmers market or farm
  • A “lunch and learn” on healthy eating
  • A scavenger hunt for healthy foods or recipe ingredients

National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to refocus on the healthy habits you started in January or to invite others to join you in your efforts. Use these tips and remember that it’s about starting small and making simple changes every day that you can stick to long term.

Seven Reasons Why Your Child Should be in a Preschool Program

| Brandie Heiseler

Some parents are wary of sending their child to a preschool program. Some think the child is too young even at three or four to leave home for an extended time. There are even parents who aren’t ready to let their child go just yet. But research has shown that a preschool program is beneficial for the majority of children. Here are seven reasons why.

1. Kindergarten

A good preschool program prepares a child to go to kindergarten. A lot of kindergarten classes focus on preparing young children to succeed in the higher grades. The less rigorous preschool program activities and the child’s learning to interact with a group of children and other adults besides parents makes the transition to kindergarten a bit easier.

2. Building Social Ties

North Las Vegas Preschool Program A three year old child is old enough to build social and emotional bonds with people outside of their family. This includes their preschool program teacher and their classmates. A good preschool teacher understands the stages of a child’s social development and nurtures them. At the same time, the child’s parents are folded into this network of teachers, school friends and maybe even the parents of school friends.

3. Structure

Though a person who simply walks into a preschool program one morning might think they’re seeing a lot of colorful chaos, they aren’t. A good preschool environment is quite structured. The children learn the rules of play and other types of interaction, and the teacher is calm and in control.

4. Options

Children learn that they have options, even if it comes down to which color finger-paint to choose to create a picture. A good preschool teacher is always on the look-out for that one child who seems to not know what to do with themselves and will gently guide that child to a choice of activities.

5. Agency

In a preschool program, children learn how to operate as part of a goal-oriented group. Even a very young child can clean up when preschool program activities are done, feed the class pet or make sure the plants are watered. They take responsibility for themselves. They learn to wash their hands, put their things away and even exercise their natural empathy by helping another child who seems confused or doesn’t quite understand the rules of a certain activity.

6. Curiosity

The purpose of the preschool should be to encourage and satisfy a little child’s curiosity and fierce desire to learn about the world. Even the smallest discovery can be an occasion for teaching.

To that end, a good preschool should have a nice selection of costumes and properties, perhaps including corners of the room set up with a child-sized kitchen or a child-sized mom n’ pop store where children can take the roles of cook, customer, cashier and other people.

7. Language and Thinking

Being in a good preschool program encourages a child’s acquisition of language and their ability to think. The teacher engages the child in conversation, gently challenges them to try new ways of thinking and expands their already expanding vocabulary by seasoning their conversation with new words. This does not have to be very formal and can be done during playtime or snack time or even before nap time. Preschool is the place to sing, listen to stories and act them out.

The trick for the preschool teacher is to not try to explain things in ways that are beyond the child’s understanding. It is good to remember that little children rely on magical thinking more than adults do.

Difference Between Before North Las Vegas Child Care and Preschool?

Preschool program activities A child care program such as North Las Vegas day care is where children are looked after while their parents are at work or school. Unlike before school, a North Las Vegas daycare center is opened on holidays and during the summer and accepts a wider age range of children. But day care and before school care can overlap in that they often require the same accreditation and are similar in cost.

What to Look for in Preschool

Like everything else that’s important, choosing the right preschool program requires some research. Some of these programs are part of North Las Vegas child care programs. Parents should get recommendations for a good preschool from other parents and take into consideration the location of the preschool and its schedule. Is it a morning program? Is it two or three times a week? The school should be state-licensed, and the best are accredited by NAEYC, or the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

After a list of schools has been gathered and whittled down, the schools under consideration should be called. The parent should ask about their fees, if any, how old the child has to be before they’re admitted and the syllabus. Parents should meet with the school’s director and observe a class. This is the best way to determine which preschool is right for their child.

February 2017 Curriculum

| Admin

The February monthly curriculum theme is
Transportation and Community Workers!

In the transportation unit, classrooms will be discussing the different ways to get around; by land, by air and by water. Activities will include an outside game of red light/ green light, creating shape/ name trains, and going on an imaginary boat/ bus/ airplane ride.

In the community workers unit, children will learn that a community can be small with only a few buildings and homes or large with many buildings and homes. The people in the community help each other by offering goods and services. Activities will include making badges, hats and community vehicles.

Children will also engage in celebrations that occur during this month. For Groundhog’s day, children will learn about what the shadow of a groundhog means and engage in a game of shadow tag. For Mardi Gras, children will learn what the colors purple, green and gold symbolize. They will also be making festive masks.

For Valentine’s day, children will be talking about friendship, making Valentine cards and Valentine bags. On February 14, classrooms will host parties for the children to celebrate.

In the transportation unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as caravan, cargo and transport. In the community workers unit, vocabulary will include the names of the jobs, such as, doctor, firefighter, dentist, mechanic, and shop keeper. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Reflection.
Social and Emotional Development: Conflict resolution.
Physical Development and Health: Personal care and healthy behavior.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Reading. Book enjoyment and knowledge.Writing.
Mathematics: Data analysis.
Creative Arts: Pretend play.
Science and Technology: Tools and technology.
Social Studies: History.

Color of the month: Pink 
Shape of the month: Heart 
Letters of the month: K & L
Numbers of the month: 11 & 12

Child Care Center Near Home or Work? A Working Parent’s Dilemma

| Brandie Heiseler

North Las Vegas day care Watch Me Grow Many parents ask, “should I put my child in a child care center near my home or near my job?” Many parents can become frustrated when considering the inconveniences that are associated with each of them.

Some are already hesitant about having to take their child to a daycare center in the first place. This can be due to the fluctuating economic factors that so many of us face today.

Having to grapple with which is best, a child care center near the home or near the job is always a tough decision for parents to make.

Some parents prefer placing their children in a childcare center near their job. This way they can be close to them during the day should an unforeseen situation arise. Being near their children provides most parents with a peace of mind.

However, other parents prefer their children to be near their home. That way they can attend school in the same area as some of the other neighborhood kids. This issue in general can be frustrating for many parents. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration.

Before you decide which is best for you, consider all of the advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of Placing Children at a Child Care Provider Near Home

Having child care providers near your home is convenient for those who may need pick children up and take them home. The child will already be in the neighborhood, which makes it easier for the person picking them up. Also, if the child care center is near your job, what happens if you lose your job? What if you get transferred to a different location or need to make major changes to your schedule?  All important things to consider when choosing a childcare center.

When attending day care centers near the home, children can go to the same elementary school as some of the other children in the neighborhood. This makes a much easier transition for the child

Parents needing to stay home due to an illness may find having to take their child to a day care center (that could be an hour away) could be an inconvenience. Especially if they have to get up during their normal working hours and take the same commute that they would take to drive to work.

If they happen to take the day off for an appointment or for other business, they may still need to travel close to their job to drop their child off. Then they’d have to take that same drive later to pick them up again.

Advantages of Placing Children at a Child Care Provider Near Work

child care provider Watch Me Grow LVSome advantages of having a daycare center close to the job is that it could reduce the cost of the day care provider. If childcare is paid for by the hour, money could be saved if children are dropped at the daycare center an hour later rather than an hour earlier.

Once they’re dropped at the day care center near the home, parents would be paying an extra hour for fees incurred during the hour commute. It would essentially cost less if they were dropped off near the job.

Likewise, parents who pick their children up from daycare that is 10 to 15 minutes from their job could reduce hourly fees.

Some women have to reduce their maternity leave and return to work while their child is still an infant. Having a child care near the job would make it easier for moms to stop by to breast-feed their child during the day.  Some parents like to visit their children during their lunch break.

Some schools near a parent’s job are in better school zones than the schools near their home. Therefore, it may be wise to have children attend both the child care and the schools that are closer to parent’s job than their home.  You may want to check with the school districts first to see if this is permitted.

It’s tough for working parents to make a decision about the best child care center for their child.  That’s why childcare centers such as the Watch Me Grow day care in Las Vegas is a great choice. We provide transportation to and from many schools and just make it easier when addressing complex child care issues.

We are an excellent choice when deciding whether to choose a child care center near the home or school. In fact, Watch Me Grow day care in Las Vegas can be helpful in assisting you think through these logistics. We understand the importance of doing what’s best for the child and the family as a whole.

Contact us today to learn more.

December 2016 Curriculum

| Admin

Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Hanukkah Sameach – Heri za Kwanzaa
The December monthly curriculum theme is
Holidays Around the World!!

The children will experience winter holiday traditions celebrated in different countries. Children will learn that winter holidays are not celebrated the same everywhere.

In the United States, most children celebrate Christmas. In class children will decorate a Christmas tree, make holiday wreaths, candy canes and reindeer.

In Mexico, children have a Christmas celebration called La Posadas. Santa Claus is not a symbol of the holiday but the bright red suit is represented by the traditional flower of the season; the poinsettia.

In Israel children celebrate Hanukkah. Children will make and play a game with their self-made dreidels. They will make a menorah and learn the meaning of the 8 candles and the reason for the 9th candle.

In Africa, children celebrate Kwanzaa. Children will make woven placemats, which will reflect the traditional Kwanzaa colors; red, black and green and learn the meaning that each color represents.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Initiative and planning.
Social and Emotional Development: Emotions. Building relationships with adults.
Physical Development and Health: Gross motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Speaking. Listening and comprehension.
Mathematics: Number and counting. Geometry: Shapes and spatial awareness.
Creative Arts: Art.
Science and Technology: Observing and classifying. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions.
Social Studies: Knowledge of self and others.

Color of the month: Red and Green 
Shape of the month: Triangle
Letters of the month: G and H
Numbers of the month: 7 & 8