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STEM Education for Young Children

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Since these are relatively “complex” subjects, many parents and educators are unsure of when they should start teaching these subjects to students. Many come to the conclusion that these lessons can wait for elementary school. However, experts stress that STEM should be an important aspect of preschool as well. At Heritage Learning Center in McKinney, TX we understand the importance of STEM education for young children. For this reason, we include STEM in our award-winning preschool programs. STEM is important to expose children to early, because it not only gives them a Read more
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How To Discuss COVID-19 With Your Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in some way. Especially parents with young children. Parents now have to take on the responsibility of not only having their children at home all the time but also having to take on the role of teacher. This is a huge change for the majority of children, and obviously, many of them want to know why all of this is happening. Explaining the current world situation to a child is a difficult task for many parents. Understanding this, the award-winning, McKinney, TX, Heritage Learning Center staff would like to help parents in any Read more
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Fun Home Exercises to Do with Your Kids

As we are all at home waiting out the virus, two of the most difficult things are making sure your children are keeping busy, and that you can stay in shape. Fortunately, we have a list of fun exercises that you and your children can do together. While it is difficult for us to help out parents since we are stuck at home too, trying to give you as much information as possible is the least we can do. Exercising with your family is a great way to relieve stress together in this crazy time. Here are a few fun Read more
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Books to Read With Your Child

Many parents are struggling to take on the role of their child’s teacher while their children are forced to learn from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially difficult for parents whose children are not quite reading on their own yet. Even though we are unable to have your children, at school, the educators at Heritage Learning Center, an award-winning McKinney, TX daycare center, still want to help parents in any way we can. One way that we would like to do this is by giving parents a list of books that they can read aloud with their Read more
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How to Keep your Children Learning from Home

With schools across the country closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children are doing all of their work from home, giving the burden to parents to make sure their children are learning in this crazy time. Many parents who have no experience teaching, are struggling to learn how to keep their children focused on their school work so that they do not fall behind.  While we are unable to help your kids at school or make sure they have a safe place to learn while you’re at work, we would like to give you a few tips on how to Read more
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What Should Your Kid Know Before Kindergarten?

The first year of kindergarten can feel like a monumental step for children, so introducing important pre-k skills in advance can help both you and your children experience a soothing peace of mind on the first day of class. Part of our goal here at Heritage Learning Center is to be the preschool in McKinney, TX who truly teaches your children what they need to know before kindergarten. As a concerned parent, it’s only natural to question how much of learning should be taught at home. Not to mention, what skills and concepts kids should familiarize themselves with before entering Read more
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The Importance of Playtime In School & At Home

Understanding the important balance between play and academic learning in early childhood development should not be overlooked. Understanding young children need an outlet to blow off steam and built up energy as much as anyone would, reinforces the necessity of establishing a healthy playtime routine. This balance is something that we always strive to strike here at Heritage Learning Center, a trusted McKinney preschool. The Importance of Playtime Playtime is often when children begin to grow their personality, acquire valuable insights about the world around them, and exercise their creativity. While many parents see playtime as a method to relieve Read more
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The Best Websites and Digital Learning Apps for Preschoolers (Updated!)

The internet can be a valuable source of information and knowledge, even for your little ones. Educational websites and applications designed for small children continue to develop and grow in popularity. There is a vast array of entertaining activities and interactive games that can help your child build their knowledge and understanding of colors, numbers, letters, principles of music, etc. With the click of a few buttons, the following collection of websites and applications can transform your child’s learning experiences for the better. Here’s our updated list of the best websites and digital learning apps for preschoolers. Assembled by Heritage Read more
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How to Channel Hyperactivity in Children

Children are often naturally energetic, excited, and curious to discover the world around them. Given their age and fresh perspective on life, it’s easy to understand how children sometimes can’t stop moving. As a parent, it’s imperative to provide the time and place for children to channel their enthusiastic energy and excitement. Pro-action on your part will make your child happier and will save you endless frustration. Here we look at some basic concepts and activities to keep in mind if you have a hyper child that we employ at Heritage Learning Center, a trusted preschool in McKinney, TX. Why Read more
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How To Keep Your Kids Learning Over Winter Break

Winter break is a joyful time of celebration and relaxation. Enjoying a well-deserved break at the end of a long year helps to heighten the magic present during the holiday season. Not to mention spending time with your family away from work and school responsibilities can help you carry extra motivation and energy into the New Year. Nonetheless, just because children earn a break away from school doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. The time a child spends at home over the holiday season can be a great chance to catch up on lost learning and keep their brain Read more