Arts, crafts, and creativity oh my! As a childcare worker, a parent, or a caregiver how do we keep these little ones busy and expand those growing minds all while satisfying their curiosity? Well, lets explore. Children no matter their stage in life they are always developing, experiencing, and awaiting our guidance. In finding projects…Details
Are your kids pent up with energy AND bored with their toys, the TV and honestly just being stuck in the house? Well we have the PERFECT substitute for you and your kids. Cooking with your child doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be easy, entertaining, and educational! These NO BAKE ENERGY GRANOLA BALLS…Details
We are in the heart of an Illinois Winter and oftentimes are stuck inside because of snow, ice or freezing temperatures. It is about this time in the Winter where cabin fever sets in and children (and parents) begin to get a little stir crazy.
Dealing with picky eaters is not easy! “I don’t like that.” How many have you heard that before? Getting your child to eat something other than chicken nuggets and mac & cheese can sometimes feel like an overwhelming and impossible task. Our child care teachers have put together our best tips to get those picky…Details
Congratulations! We have selected Hometown Child Care, an early learning program that has achieved the Silver Circle of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development programs. Download This PDF to Learn More – PDFDetails
Posted by Janet Lansbury on Apr 20th, 2012 It’s good to feel needed, but when we become parents, we realize we never knew “needy”. As Magda Gerber aptly noted, parenting brings with it a “feeling of un-freeness”, whether we’re in the presence of our children or not. Toward the end of the first year of…Details
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Up to 70% of children under age five have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They’re hard to deal with because when children aren’t sleeping, parents aren’t sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person…Details