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What is a nap mat?

Posted by Kelly Friedl on

Congratulations, your child is successfully enrolled for preschool or daycare! Most likely, either your family was looking for some childcare so the mother or father could work, or perhaps your individual child simply needed some...

The connection between nap time and toddler learning

Posted by Anne Del Valle on

Who loves nap time? (I am raising my hand as you read this.) While nap time is always a much-needed mom break, it is - more importantly - a biological necessity for toddlers. Children learn...

40 Questions to ask at preschool pickup instead of “How was your day?”

Posted by Kelly Friedl on

For those of us that seem to get stumped at getting our kids to talk about their school day, here are some fun suggestions for alternative questions. See if any of these icebreakers help instigate...

Top 5 tips for easy naps at daycare or preschool

Posted by Kelly Friedl on

I remember dropping off my two-year old daughter at the Lincoln Park Preschool on her first day, and being frozen. I walked her into the adorable school, hung up her coat in a bite-size cubbie,...

How To Guide: Preparing for Preschool and Daycare

Posted by Kelly Friedl on

A classroom can be an important place for children to learn social skills, develop their unique personalities, and acquire basic learning and concentration abilities. With so much to gain, parents can be confident that daycare...