Day Care Center

Day Care Center: We Make Learning Fun

Little kids are meant to run and play and have fun learning about the world around them. If done right, the kids won’t even know they’re learning! There are a lot of ways to teach kids about math, science, music, and art that are fun. Teaching this way should be second nature to your child’s […]

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Child Care

5 Questions to Ask Your Child Care Provider

Trusting someone with the most precious thing in your life can be difficult. It’s a job you don’t take lightly. To help you find the right child care situation for your little one, here are five questions to ask potential providers. Look down.When you visit, pay attention to how the staff interacts with the children. […]

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Infant Development

Infant Development

There is so much to learn when you have a new baby. Infant development is measured in milestones that each baby meets around the same time. But don’t stress if they are a little later to meet some milestones than others. Just keep a careful watch and go with your momma bear instincts if something […]

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Infant Growth Chart

Infant Growth Chart

Making sure your baby is healthy and strong is something every new parent thinks about. Your baby will be weighed and measured at each check up with the pediatrician to make sure they are continuing to grow at a rate that is normal. The standards for “normal” are established by the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Tooth brushing games for toddlers

Wouldn’t you think that since kids are just going to lose their baby teeth, we don’t have to worry too much about them? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Decay and infection in the mouth can lead to bigger, more permanent problems. So we need to teach little ones to keep their teeth healthy. There […]

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Love, Preschool Gilbert AZ Style

At A Child’s Place at the Ranches, our preschool in Gilbert AZ, we LOVE our kids! Their love of life, love for each other, and love of learning make every day a day of love. It does make the world go ‘round, after all. But today of all days – Valentine’s Day – we tend […]

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Why Destructive Play is Important

True story. A mom went to a parent teacher conference and was told that her son was lacking fine motor skills, such as being able to cut paper. The teacher suggested that the mom let the child practice with no specific guidance as to what to cut, just let him cut. The mom looked at […]

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Healthy Games for Toddler

As a parent, there are a lot of important life skills to teach your child. With today’s obesity epidemic, we have to take that responsibility even more seriously. Teaching your child to be healthy can give them the tools they need to make good decisions and to be healthy. Things are easier to learn when […]

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Teaching Your Child Gratitude with Preschool Activities

Did you know gratitude can change your life? Studies show that daily gratitude exercises, some of which are age appropriate preschool activities, result in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy. People who are grateful and are aware of it also experience less depression and stress, are more likely to help others, […]

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