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Sherwood Park, AB

Why a Schedule is so Important for Kids

We could all benefit from schedules, structure, and routine. But for children, learning to follow a schedule can be even more important. There are so many uncertainties, even for a young life, that can cause fear, anxiety, and apprehension. Children can learn several lessons from change but it can also be stressful. Comfort and stability can be found in maintaining a schedule. There are other benefits that a schedule can offer to a child (like quality day care services) and all are important for healthy development. Circadian Rhythm Daily routines like getting ready for school in the morning, bath times, bedtimes, and mealtimes allow children to get to…

Why Gardening is Good for Kids

Spending time with your children is never the wrong thing to do, but finding new ways to engage them and give them new experiences can sometimes feel like a chore. Gardening is a great way for you and your kids to enjoy each other’s company, get in touch with nature, and have a good time getting a little dirty. There are several benefits the kids can gain from gardening and you can make it even more fun by making it a “themed garden.” Your kids will love seeing all the colors of the rainbow as your plants bloom. Or, they will be excited to find their favorite pizza…

How to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with Reading

Reading is not usually the activity of choice for most children and as a parent, you probably wish your kids would do more of it. It’s definitely possible to help your kids fall in love with reading and the journey actually begins when they are babies. Infants take in everything they see and hear, so reading aloud to them using a fun tone with a rising and falling pitch is an important key. As they grow, there are certain things you can do to encourage that love of reading in your kids. As a trusted Sherwood Park daycare provider, we understand the impact reading can have. Children Aged…

How to Pick a Face Mask Your Kids Will Want to Wear

We all expect life to get back to normal at some point and we are all waiting for that day to come. But the truth is, that day is still some time in the future, so we must continue taking precautions like social distancing, washing hands, and of course, wearing masks to try to avoid the COVID-19 virus. Mask wearing is not the biggest intrusion on the life of the typical adult, but when it comes to children, it can be quite difficult. Kids will tend to want to remove their masks if you can get their masks on at all. Then there is a matter of colors,…

The Importance of Diet in Child Learning

Diet is important for everyone but for children, it’s a key ingredient to development as much as it is a source of energy for the body. It all begins at the very earliest stages of a child’s life and runs through to about the age of 25 years when the brain fully matures. But let’s take it from the beginning when a child’s formative years require them to eat the most nutritious foods to achieve academic success in the near-term and through their entire school experience. Here are three ways a child is influenced by nutrition and why County Place Early Learning & Care Centre daycare in Sherwood…

Positive Social Development for Toddlers

We may not remember it, but we all began learning our social skills and behaviours between the ages of 24 to 36 months. This is the stage for early social and emotional development to begin formulating our personalities and interactive skills we will use for the rest of our lives. At this young age, children begin to explore more of their surroundings in a playful manner, and interacting with their peers allows them the opportunity to not only express themselves but to also learn appropriate manners of expression. They build confidence through a safe, loving environment in which they can feel comfortable with the emotions they don’t yet…

Bright Colours and Child Development

Children take in everything they see and hear like a sponge. So bright colours are noticed by young children as they help a child distinguish form when looking at the world around them. Colours are also very appealing to children, attracting their attention and creating a sense of wonder, and we see this daily at County Place Early Learning & Care Centre. Children begin to see colours by around the age of 5-months and the brighter the colours, the easier they are to see. And as we have come to learn, colours can affect mood, which also affects behaviour. So how do bright colours influence a child’s development…

Benefits of Daycare

Are you on the fence about whether daycare is the right choice for your family? There are many types of child care available, but here are some benefits of daycare you may want to consider. Continuous Care: Most child-care centers offer care from the early months of infancy through toddlerhood, and sometimes even beyond. Adjusting to new environments can be difficult for your little one. A daycare can offer continuous care that allows your child to stay with caregivers they already know without having to switch providers as they get older. Education: A well-organized program is geared to your tot’s development and growth. A quality Sherwood Park daycare will offer educational…