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Parent-Teacher Communication 101

There is always the option to connect with your child’s teacher when they start school. However, it is essential to have strong parent-teacher communication and a cooperative relationship throughout the year. Here are some ways you can stay in contact with your child’s teacher and make the job easier for both of you! Stay in Contact You must put in the effort to stay in contact with your child’s teacher. Showing you are always open to talk gives the educator a sense of confidence, knowing they can approach you if needed.  You should set up times to talk or email Read more
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After School Programs: What to Look for

Schedules can get busy quickly, especially with children, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing! There are many after school programs that can help you manage. However, it can be challenging to know what to look for. Heritage Learning Center wants to help you pick the right program for your children. That’s why we’ve created this guide to ease your decision-making process.  The Number One Determiner  The best way to see if the after school program is right for you and your children is to visit. Set up an appointment to go in person if possible. Seeing the Read more
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Conflict Resolution For Preschoolers

As your children get older, they might be more prone to conflicts with other children. It can be hard to know what is the best solution. For preschoolers, you might think that there is no true form of conflict resolution. That is why the professionals at Heritage Learning Center are here to help! These are a handful of problem-solving, conflict resolution steps to follow in a preschool setting. Step 1 – Take a Breather This step goes for all children or people involved in the situation. Asking the kids what they need to do to calm down is a good Read more
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Fun, Fall Activities to do with Your Preschooler

Fall is the best and most colorful seasons of the year! What better way to celebrate it than to do some fun fall activities with your little preschooler?? Simple, crafty activities are a great way to stimulate your child’s mind and have fun with them during this colorful season. Check out these fun activities! A Handprint Tree Simply helping your child trace their handprint on a piece of paper and decorating it with fun colored paper will bring a tree to life on the page, and your children are sure to love it! Apple Stamps When you cut and dry Read more
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Is My Child Ready for Preschool?

Knowing when your child is ready for preschool is a difficult challenge for many parents, mainly because there are not any definite indications of readiness. However, here are a couple of things that The Heritage Learning Center thinks every parent should look for! P.I.E.C.E.S. One of the best ways to figure out if your child is ready for preschool is to follow the acronym PIECES. If your child hits all the marks of this acronym, then they are prepared for Pre-K! “P”- Potty Trained Some programs require this, and some don’t. If your child is three years old or younger Read more
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How can I prepare my child for grade school?

A question that rolls through most parent’s minds when their child turns 5 is: “is my child ready for grade school?” This is often a difficult question for parents to answer, but it does not have to be! Here are a few of the ways that parents can ensure their child is ready from the experts at the Heritage Learning Center! How do I get them ready this summer? School might be just around the corner or perhaps a year away. Regardless of how long it will be before their first day, establishing a routine with your child related to Read more
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The First Day of School: What to Pack

Getting your child ready for the first day of school is exciting and stressful, no matter how old they are. It is even more stressful when it is the first time you send your child to preschool. As you are trying to figure out everything else that you need to know before your child starts school, making sure they have all the items they need is usually at the top of the list. Heritage Learning Center strives to make sure you and your child are prepared for preschool. What to Pack for the First Day of School Backpack A backpack Read more
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Teaching Toddlers to Count

Teaching your toddler to count will give them a huge advantage when they start developing more math skills in school. It might seem like a daunting task, but toddlers pick up counting much more quickly than you think. The trick is to help them recognize numbers, and learn how to tell them apart from one another. However, this is easier said than done. After all, 6 and 9 or 1 and 7 look relatively similar! Here are a few ways that you can help your child learn to differentiate numbers, and then how they can learn the numbers! Teaching Your Read more
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Child Care: 5 Things You Should Look for

Selecting a child care center is an incredibly important decision that most parents have to make. With an important decision like this, knowing what things you need to look for makes the process much easier. So, here are five things that the Heritage Learning Center thinks every parent should look for in a child care center. 5 Things to Look for in a Child Care Center Safety – Safety should always be the most essential thing that you consider when selecting a child care center. Policies Vs. Parenting Style – When you are researching and talking to prospective child care Read more
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Things Every Parents Should Teach Their Child

Children learn so much when they are in school. They learn about history, reading, writing, and math, but also all the skills that they will need as they continue their education and enter the workforce. However, there are also tons of things that they cannot learn in school. Many of those life skills are things that every parent should teach their child. These skills that parents need to teach their children are the ones that will help your child cope and excel at everything they do. While it is our job at Heritage Learning Center to help your child develop Read more