Category : Early Childhood Education Classes McKinney TX

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What to Look for in a Daycare

Finding a daycare program can be intimidating. You should ask many questions and be very observant when looking for a daycare center for your child or children. Begin looking 6 months before you will need it because the best centers fill up fast! You can use the following list of criteria to narrow down your search. However, you probably won’t meet everything on your wishlist, so decide which criteria are most important for you and go from there.  Reputation The atmosphere of a good daycare should be welcoming and friendly. It should be known for its nurturing environment. Ask the Read more
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10 Best Card and Board Games for McKinney Preschoolers

Board games are a great form of entertainment for people of all ages but especially young children! Different games help children develop skills such as critical thinking and academic and spatial skills. It also teaches them social-emotional skills when they play with other children, such as cooperating, winning or losing gracefully, and taking turns. Here are Heritage Learning Center’s top 10 card and board games for McKinney preschoolers.  Top 10 Card and Board Games for McKinney Preschoolers  1. Jumbo Bananagrams There’s so much to do with this simple game of 3-inch letter tiles! What’s better is it challenges your preschoolers Read more
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Early Childhood Development Stages

 Childhood development is not an exact science. There are many different traits and abilities listed on hundreds of childhood development tables and charts. When thinking about your child’s development, the first thing you should do if you are concerned is talk to your child’s pediatrician. Not only will your pediatrician have different charts and measurements they can look at, but they also can screen your child for developmental delays with various tools. However, it is helpful for you to be familiar with the early childhood development stages to have an idea of how your child is progressing and are familiar Read more
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Teaching Cultural Diversity to Preschoolers

Many child care centers often the tourist approach for teaching cultural diversity to young children. The tourist approach refers to only learning about cultural differences or traditions around the holidays when it is convenient to teach. However, this only gives children a small glimpse into different cultures. There are many other ways to incorporate diversity into preschool programs. That’s what we’re going to discuss today! So, here are various ways you can teach preschoolers about cultural diversity. Involve the Parents Involving the parents in the lessons you teach is a great way to engage the children. You can host a Read more
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Teaching Colors to Preschoolers

Teaching colors to your preschooler should be really fun for you and your child! Your child is already learning new things every day, so it helps do fun activities to push their development even further. Plus, this is an excellent time for bonding with your young child. Early education is the perfect way to help your child learn and spend quality time with them. So here are a few things you can do to jumpstart preschooler education with your preschooler. I Spy Everybody knows this game! I spy is a great way to teach your child what colors are and 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
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How to Help Your Child with their Homework

Helping your child with their homework can be a delicate balance to strike. You want to be there and be helpful, but you also need to make sure that you are not doing it for them. Getting homework done is more complicated than it used to be. In addition to the challenges that come with balancing school with sports and other after school programs, expectations are higher. There is also a large variety of distractions that come with our children’s constant access to smartphones, laptops, TVs, and tablets. However, things are not hopeless! There are many different ways that parents Read more
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Feeding A Picky Eater

Many parents all over the country deal with picky eaters. For lots of children, it is just part of their growth process, and they eventually grow out of it. However, for the time that young children are going through that picky eater phase it can be extremely frustrating for parents. For some parents, it can be confusing as to why all of a sudden their child seems to have lost their appetite. Parents often grow more and more frustrated, but do not panic! Heritage Learning Center in McKinney, TX is here to help you figure out the best way to Read more
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Why is Naptime so Important For Young Learners?

We all know how important it is for us to get a goodnight’s sleep. Without it, many of us are irritable and unable to function throughout the day. This same principle applies to our preschoolers as well! Did you know that preschool-age children require between 10-13 hours of sleep per day? We understand how important nap time is for growing children at Heritage Learning Center, so we want to share with you the reasons why it is important for not only their growth but their learning abilities as well. Naptime is Important for Physical Growth Children are constantly growing both Read more
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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