Category : Early Childhood Education 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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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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Indoor Winter Activities

Winter is finally here in Mckinney, TX, and sometimes it can get a little too cold for you and your family to play outside. Luckily, there’s still plenty of things you can do inside to have fun with the kids. Here are some ideas of fun indoor winter activities to try when it’s just too chilly to play outside.  Indoor Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt is a perfect activity to keep your kids entertained for hours! Try setting up clues around the house and maybe a treasure chest for them to find at the end. Your kids are Read more
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Best Early Childhood Products for 2021

Preschool and early childhood is a crucial time for a child’s mental development. They learn so many essential skills that they will take with them forever. This is why picking the right toys for your child at preschool age is critical for valuable mental development. With so many early childhood products out there, it can be hard to choose the right ones. That’s why the Heritage Learning Center did the work for you! Here are the perfect toys for your child’s early development.  Fit for Everything The best early childhood products set for overall cost, versatility, and the most significant Read more
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Tips for Parents from Preschool Teachers

Having a child who’s just starting preschool is an exciting time for parents. Sometimes, parents realize that their kids might be behaving better at school for the teachers than they are at home. This can be frustrating for some parents! Heritage Learning Center has a few tips for parents, from preschool teachers themselves, for getting this same behavior out of your kids at home!  “Why?” First, parents often wonder why their children behave better for someone else. The reason is that children behave better under certain conditions. Teachers are trained to understand those conditions and create them in the classroom. Read more
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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