Category : Preschool McKinney TX

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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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Why is Play so Important in Preschool?

Play is the foundation of learning. When kids play, they are learning valuable skills that develop their brains in many different ways. It’s how they begin to understand the world around them and the processes they learn at school. On a more specific level, here are some of the ways children play and why they’re so important.  Vehicles and Animals Objects like cars, trucks, and animal figurines are often kids’ favorite toys. These simple things teach them vocabulary every time they play with them. It’s reinforced every time they pick them up and talk about what kind of animal it Read more
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How Do I Know my Child is Ready for Preschool

Most preschool doesn’t have a list of items that you need to check off for your child to attend. However, there are a few things you can look at to evaluate whether your child is ready to take on a preschool program. Every child develops at their own pace, and some are not ready for preschool right away! Don’t feel stressed if your child isn’t prepared. Here are a few things to look for to determine if your child is ready for preschool.  Potty-Training Most programs accepting children of 4 years or more require that your child be potty-trained before 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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Public vs Private Preschool

Preschool is the first time your child goes into a school environment. They’re learning, now more than ever, how to meet new people, make friends, focus on tasks, listening, and so much more. There are many programs out there, but it can make it hard to determine which one is right for your child. What’s more, there are different types of preschools. Public and private preschool is one distinction you as a parent have to consider. But it can be hard to know what exactly makes one program public and the other private. Here are some of the main differences Read more
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How to Improve Your Child’s Memory

Memory is a crucial learning skill that children attain and work on a lot when they’re younger. Improving their memory will help them perform better on tests and retain more information in life. Memory is not a natural skill like some may think. It takes practice to develop a strong memory. Here are a few ways to improve your child’s memory! Encourage Questions To remember something well, the child first has to understand the topic at hand. By asking questions, children develop skills like comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  Help Them Develop Visualization Skills Visualization is an essential skill for 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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The First Day of School: What to Pack

Getting your child ready for the first day of school is exciting and stressful, no matter how old they are. It is even more stressful when it is the first time you send your child to preschool. As you are trying to figure out everything else that you need to know before your child starts school, making sure they have all the items they need is usually at the top of the list. Heritage Learning Center strives to make sure you and your child are prepared for preschool. What to Pack for the First Day of School Backpack A backpack 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