1. Unlocking Your Child’s Hidden Genius

    Imagine this: in the midst of a spelling lesson, you find your child singing the words to the tune of “Bob the Builder” instead of writing them down. Or, perhaps you might notice a giggling kindergartener who tends to use classroom chairs as an obstacle course during naptime. Though it can be easy to associate these behaviors with disobedience or simple mischief, there is something much deeper…Read More

  2. 5 Ways to Affirm Your Child’s Unique Qualities

    In today’s classrooms where your child’s abilities are already placed in stiff competition with their peers' as early as preschool, it has become standard practice for many schools to pit children against each other through numbered or lettered ranks, grades, or points. Though these tools for measuring progress can be useful in assessing skills like math or spelling, too much emphasis on these…Read More

  3. 4 Common Bedtime Mistakes

    Bedtime can be a stressful time for parents if your child isn’t going to sleep when they should. It is a terrible way to end the day, and then the next day, everyone is more tired than they should be. While you may feel frustrated with your child about this, as the adult, the key to helping them sleep is to make changes. Chances are, you are falling prey to one of these common bedtime mistakes. …Read More

  4. Why Your Child Should Be Your Role Model

    Our preschoolers may technically be our students, but we are always learning things from them ourselves. They offer a new perspective on life, allowing us to see the world through fresh eyes. As adults, we are focused on teaching children about how life works, but in reality, there is a lot that they can teach us as well. Children make for good role models for several reasons. In this blog, we wil…Read More

  5. The Benefits of Playgrounds on Child Development

    At Foundations for Learning, we are proud to offer an environment in which children can thrive. Our facilities is specially designed to promote healthy development, from the staff members we hire to the design of our classrooms. One part of our facility that is very important to us is our playground. Many adults don’t realize the significance of the playground in terms of a child’s physical, s…Read More

  6. The Importance of Unconditional Love

    Everyone wants their child to be successful. You know that your kid has endless potential, and it may be frustrating when you feel they aren’t reaching it. However, these days, the pressure to perform well, academically, athletically, and socially, has many parents pushing their children to achieve, even before elementary school starts. While you have the best intentions for your child (you only…Read More

  7. How to Cope with Separation Anxiety

    When starting school for the first time, it common for children to experience separation anxiety. When some children say goodbye to their parents, it can cause extreme stress, leading to crying, screaming, and clingy behavior. Separation anxiety is a natural part of growing up. After all, when you are very young, you do not yet have a sense of time, and your parents are the people who are responsi…Read More

  8. How to Help Your Child Become Independent

    Your child might be your baby, but that doesn’t mean that you want them to act like a helpless infant forever. As your child begins to reach preschool age, you have started to learn that they are their own independent person from you. They have their own personality, likes, and dislikes. Now, it is time for them to learn the skills necessary to be independent. This doesn’t mean that you are go…Read More

  9. Teaching Your Child Conflict Resolution Skills

    Conflict happens, whether it is at daycare, in high school, or at the office. It is important to learn conflict resolution skills from a young age in order to cope with this inevitability of life. At Foundations for Learning, we make a point to teach all of our students how to resolve conflict in a peaceful and respectful way. However, these lessons must also be translated into their home lives. I…Read More

  10. Safety Tips For Summertime Family Fun

    You know that when your children are here with us at Foundations For Learning in our day care of summer camp programs that they are safe and secure. When they aren’t with us, and are out in the wilds of the local park or your neighborhood, you want to keep them safe too. With more outdoor time and activities, summer presents some pretty unique safety challenges. Here are a few tips from our staf…Read More