Michael Peterson

Literacy Critical Piece of Quality Daycare

Literacy in Daycare

We are all aware that reading is crucial to being successful in today's world. So much of our personal and work communications are done through the written word-texts, emails, memos. And I think we can all agree that we want our children to become skilled readers and writers so that they may have successful futures.

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Music in Preschool Education Has Been Proven to Accelerate Learning

Music in Preschool Education Has Been Proven to Accelerate Learning

As children, nearly all of us learned our ABC’s through song. Some of us still need to sing the song when going through a dictionary or alphabetizing a bookshelf. It is music that taught us that simple yet necessary tool.

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10 Benefits of Preschool in Chandler, AZ

10 Benefits of Preschool in Chandler, AZ

Preschool isn't childcare. While childcare centers watch young children during the day while their parents are at work, preschool is an early childhood education program for kids between the ages of 3 and 4. Preschool takes breaks for holidays, and it doesn't continue for the entire year. So why should parents consider preschool over childcare? That's what we're here to tell you. Keep reading below to learn about the top 10 benefits of preschool in Chandler, AZ.

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Dance in Early Childhood Education

Dance in Early Childhood Education

Dance and Early Childhood Development

Many children love to dance, even if others might be watching them. They don’t worry whether or not they are doing right. They simply dance for the joy of it.

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Early Childhood Literacy

Early Childhood Literacy

Literacy and Personal Interaction

The ability to read and write if often referred to as “literacy”. The question to be asked, though, is this: as parents and educators, what can we do to encourage and increase literacy in our children?

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How to Choose the Right Preschool

Early Childhood Literacy

How to Choose the Right Preschool

Choosing the right preschool for your child can be difficult, time consuming, and stressful. It is not a decision to be made lightly or half-heartedly. It takes time and research.

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Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education

Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education

Benefits of Dramatic Play

Children love to play pretend. Walk into a children playroom or classroom, and you are likely to see children playing as chefs, doctors, or race car drivers. While this type dramatic play is common among children, it can have a purpose greater than simple entertainment.

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The Significance of the Whole Child

The Significance of the Whole Child

What is the "Whole Child"?

The phrases "Whole Child Education" and "developing the whole child" are used often in the world of education. We use these phrases often at Building Kidz. But exactly is the "whole child"?

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The Importance of Routine in ECE

The Importance of Routine in ECE

Does Routine in ECE Really Matter?

Providing children with a consistent routine gives them more opportunity to be successful. According to zerotothree.org, routines have multiple benefits: routines help children learn self-control, reduce power struggles, provide a sense of safety for children, improve social skills, and help when transitioning between activities.

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Dance Lessons in Chandler Daycare

If you’ve spent time around kids, you know they love to dance. Infants kick their feet to a tune, toddlers spin in circles and jump, and preschoolers shake their heads and walk to a beat. For them, dancing is FUN.

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