Category : Early Childhood Education McKinney TX

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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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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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Five Ways to Display Your Child’s Artwork

It is always a fun day as a parent when your child brings home some new artwork that they are proud of creating. When you try to place the art on your refrigerator, you realize that the door is COVERED in art! Too much artwork is a problem that many parents experience. The great news is that you don’t have to get rid of any of them. Luckily, there are tons of other solutions for displaying your child’s artwork! Here are five ways to display your child’s artwork! Five Fun Ways to Display Your Child’s Artwork Floating Shelves – Floating 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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Practicing The Alphabet at Home

Teaching your children something as important as the alphabet can seem like a daunting task. Many parents are concerned they might do something wrong, so they can be more inclined to leave this task solely to their teachers. However, teaching or reinforcing what your child has learned in school about the alphabet is extremely important! The alphabet is the basis of literacy, so continuous practice is important. Here are a few fun ways that McKinney, TX parents can help their children practice at home from the experts at Heritage Learning Center! Practicing the Alphabet at Home Edible Letters – Making 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
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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