Category : Early Childhood Education Classes McKinney TX

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STEM for Toddlers

Incorporating STEM into your child’s day-to-day life might seem like a difficult task, but in reality, it’s pretty simple! There are elements of STEM all around us, so all you have to do is get creative, look around, and you can be teaching your young children STEM anytime you want! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching your child these things starting at a young age is a great way to jumpstart their learning, so here are a few simple STEM activities you can do with your kids at home! Ramps Ramps are a very easy thing to Read more
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Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten can be an exciting thing, but with a classroom and likely a school change, it can also bring anxiety. The changes are significant for a child and their parents, so we have some helpful tips to prepare you and your child for their transition to kindergarten.  Plan a Visit Going into a new school and a new classroom on the first day might be too overwhelming, so it is nice if you plan a visit for yourself and your child before classes begin. Early visits eliminate the shock of a new environment on the first day and Read more
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The Importance of STEM in a Preschool Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, should play a fundamental role in the foundations of learning for young children. Many educational professionals believe STEM is so important it should be at the same level of importance of acquiring literacy skills. There are multiple benefits to STEM learning, so let’s talk about the importance of STEM in a McKinney preschool curriculum.  Language Development STEM is not just about numbers and computers. Reading about STEM subjects is a great way to improve reading comprehension skills. This not only teaches them about the subject but improves their language development as well. If a child Read more
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Why Naptime is Important for Preschoolers

Getting enough sleep is a crucial way to stay healthy. Quality nap time for children five years and under is beneficial to early physical and mental development. When a child doesn’t get enough sleep during the day, they can become overly tired and grumpy. Other issues include sleepiness, trouble waking up in the morning, aggressive behaviors, or difficulty focusing. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why naptime is important for preschoolers.  Why Naptime is Important Napping Helps the Learning Process One study proved that napping for children allowed them to remember things better in the case of playing a memory Read more
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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