Archive for the ‘Social Skills’ Category

Why is day care good for the mental health of children?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Are you looking up research on your web browser about why you should enroll your child into day care?
You’re not alone. Many parents do. If you want a really good reason why you should enroll your child into day care, Stonewall Day Care has one for you.
Daycare can be good for your child’s mental health, especially children suffering from childhood depression.
Studies have shown that children enrolled in daycare are less likely to  experience emotional and educational problems down the line.
Daycare can benefit children in a variety of ways, here are just a few:
-Children become more social by interacting with children in their own age group. Daycare is a good  environment for children to eliminate social awkwardness.  It will also remove separation anxiety issues  prior to the formal start of primary school. Less stress for you and less stress for your young children.
-Children commonly suffer from nervousness and fearfulness when  they are not introduced to safe environment like daycare.  Stonewall daycare provides utmost safety for children – from learning environment to recess.
-Our Daycare Curriculum is one that assure your children that it’s okay to creatively express themselves with such activities like art class, reading time, science projects, language class and social living. A child that stays active in fun activities is a happy child.
-Your children will have health snack daily to help reduce feelings of depression.

What types of snacks do we serve to help reduce feelings of depression?

The vegetables:   broccoli and carrots.
The fruits: Apples and grapes.
And we don’t forget the Vitamin D.  Milk does the body good. But we can provide lactose intolerant children an alternative.
Fresh milk and fruits are served every afternoon.
Read up on our FAQs about Daycare for more information on how we can serve your child’s mental health needs and early childhood education development.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Day Care Shortage: How to find affordable Day Care Services

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Are you having troubling finding a good day care center for your child? You’re not alone. There’s a day care shortage occurring in Baltimore and parents throughout the city are becoming very frustrated.

Many day care centers in Baltimore are closing. Why? The qualities of day care centers are not fit for children or they are too expensive for parents. Some day care centers are as expensive as state college tuition.

Many parents have no other option but to go on the hunt for a baby sitter or new day care center. Some resort to staying at home to care for their children or unrealistically fight to keep their current day care centers open.

Unfortunately, there are more women and men working away from home and they need highly quality, affordable day care for their children.

If this sounds like your situation, Stonewall Day Care Center is here to provide affordable, reliable day care services so you won’t enroll your child to an inadequate day care center just to save a few bucks.

We provide excellent care to infants, toddlers and grade school children 5 days a week. Our day curriculum will help your child reap the benefits of:

-A highly stimulating learning environment

-Lower school drop out rates

-Healthier eating habits

-And better communication skills.

Your life will feel less stressful if you enroll your child in day care prior to the start of a busy school year.

Here are the benefits of enrolling in Stonewall Day Care Center:

-Complete background check of staffers to assure your child is safe from violent criminals and sex offenders.

-Positive role models for your child on a regular basis to build up high self-esteem

-Strong motor skills

-Pre-school, after school program and summer camp are all available 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Learn in depth about our Daily Day Care Schedule today for more information.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-day-care-20130713,0,1606240.story

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2009/08/04/8-ways-to-find-affordable-child-care

Day Care Benefits: How to make your child like cleaning

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Looking for ways to help your child pick up the good habit of cleaning up after his or her self? If you’re on a mission, Stonewall Day Care Center can help your child like cleaning up.

It is a crucial part of early childhood education to teach your child how to keep tidy. Children that learn how to clean up at an early age learn how to better manage their lives throughout schooling and later for professional careers.

Tidy people are known for living easier and better lives compared to those that do not clean up or stay well-organized.

If the art of cleaning is seen as a fun activity, children are more likely to get involved in tidying up without confrontation.

Can you imagine your child polishing the glassware after dinner or loading laundry with you?

It’s possible.

Here at Stonewall Day Care Center we teach children the importance of cleaning up after activities and how much fun it can be to do alone and with others.

Here’s how we do it:

  1. We assign age appropriate tasks to our day care children. Toddlers can help put toys away and wash toys to grasp an understanding of why putting things back where you found them and cleaning are important to the healthy well being of all users.
  2. Children 5 and over can help wash dishes after eating and vacuum to help them learn how de-cluttering can make it easy for them to find things that they need and want, when they want them.
  3. We create a convenient cleaning bin to store all the supplies we need to clean up together, whether it is after playtime or mealtime.
  4. We let our day care children clean areas they like to use such as the playground and create catchy tunes to sing as they clean.

Teaching children how to clean up is not difficult if the approach is not an authoritative approach. Make it more a collaborative teamwork situation.

Never use the phrase I need. The more needy you portray the request, the more difficult it will be to get your child to do the task. You don’t want clean up to be a power struggle.

Learn about Stonewall Day Care Center’s childcare curriculum today.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://www.learnvest.com/2012/04/the-ten-minute-tidy-how-to-make-kids-like-cleaning/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-stiffelman/kids-and-chores_b_1940984.html

Early Childhood Education: How to prepare children for academic success

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Why is early childhood education so important for children?

Early childhood education programs help children prepare for academic success, such as reading at grade level.

Children that read at grade level or higher are more likely to graduate from high school and be accepted to their college of choice.

High quality education is hard to come by so it is important that your children have access to the best education sources as early as possible in childhood development.

You can start to invest in your children’s future by enrolling them in day care.

Children that enroll in day care are more college and career ready than children that start their education in grade school.

Here at Stonewall Day Care, we are here to prepare your children for academic success as well as enhance their social and emotional impacts.

Our day care program is designed to strengthen cognitive development, literacy, and problem solving skills.

Stonewall Day Care has no wait-list. As a parent, you will reap the benefits of social, financial and psychological skills.

You will socialize with parents that have things in common with you and your children will socialize with peers that become life long friends.

Here is an overview into our day care curriculum:

-Child Care Art
-Mathematics Readiness
-Computer Education
-Music
-Reading Readiness
-Social Living
-Science
-Motor Skills Development
-Language Skills
-Social-Emotional Skills

Learn in depth about each area of studies on our day care curriculum page.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education/news/2013/07/02/68639/access-to-public-preschool-matters/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/farah-l-miller/daycare-benefits-for-moms_b_1221613.html

How to find affordable and beneficial summer childcare

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It can be very challenging to find safe and pleasant childcare providers for the summer months. Stonewall Day Care Center is here to provide you reliable, fun childcare not just for the summer but also all year long.

We understand for families childcare can get really expensive and hard to come by during the summer.

The average family in America can spend up to $7,000 (per child) for childcare during the summer.

To save your family money, send your child to day care rather than hire a sitter.

Our Day Care provides children the early childhood education they need to further their healthy development.

During the summer we offer a summer camp to help children enjoy fun extra curricular activities such as music lessons and fun field trips to zoos and museums.

Just because it’s summer vacation, doesn’t mean your child’s education should be put on hold. It’s the best time for children to learn new skills and socialize with their peers.

We are here to help out our working parents, not leave them broke.

Forget the baby sitter, family and friends being unavailable to care for your child.

Here are the benefits Stonewall Day Care can offer you today:

-Educational table games, puzzles, and toys
-Supervised but non-direct peer social interaction
-Lessons on computer technology usage
-Outside Play Time
-Snack Time
-Rest Time
-Library Time
-And other wonderful Day Curriculum activities.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/experts/archive/2009/05/planning-for-summer-child-care.html

http://raisingsmallsouls.com/preparing-for-summer-break-childcare-tips-for-working-parents/

http://www.sittercity.com/babysitters/findsummersitter.html

Early Childhood Education: How to prevent Behavioral Problems

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Did you know behavioral problems could make your child more likely to experience long-term academic problems?

To prevent your child from being left behind academically, you should enroll your child into day care to correct behavioral problems early.

Here at Stonewall Day Care Center our early childhood education program can prevent behavior problems.

How?

Correcting behavioral problems is all about properly engaging children with physical and programmatic learning tools in a way that helps children reorganize their event so they are less frustrated.

One common behavioral problem seen in children is biting.

Young children bite as a means of exploration. By the age of 3 this form of exploration becomes a problem because it demonstrates a lack of self-control but desire to control ones environment. Some children bite because they know the action can grab the attention of others quickly to give them something they want.

Children that bite are more likely to experience anger management problems later on in childhood development.

At day care we respond immediately to bad behavior by helping the day care children understand why actions, such as biting people, are not good behaviors.

In the case of the biting, we show children it’s okay to bite items such as a toy but not okay biting adults or other children.

It’s important for children to learn that violence is never the answer. We help children understand by teaching them effective ways to communicate.

With continuous positive physical and learning situations at day care, your children will develop habits that reduce the desire to badly behave.

Your children will be in good hands at Stonewall Day Care Center – healthy snacks, nap times and fun early childhood education will be provided daily.

We monitor the number of times, type of bad behaviors and the location behavioral problems happen to effectively correct misguided actions.

Children enrolled in day care are less likely to be removed from class because of behavioral problems/ aggressive behaviors.

Children that learn the importance of good behavior early in childhood are more responsive in learning environments and develop excellent communication skills.

Recommend Stonewall Day Center to your friends today. All currently enrolled parents that refer a family to the center, and the family enrolls their children by September 1st, will receive one week free of tuition for the youngest child of the family.

Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://nieer.org/resources/policybriefs/16.pdf

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ423058&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ423058

http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/poptopics/biting.html

http://nieer.org/resources/policybriefs/16.pdf

The Benefits Of Day Care: Preventing Childhood Boredom

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

School is out for summer. It’s important that your children have plenty of educational fun this summer.

Enrolling them at Stonewall Day Care Center could help prevent childhood boredom.

Bored children often nag parents during the summer with whiny comments such as “ Mommy/ Daddy, I’m bored,” or “ Are we there yet?”

If this frustrates you, it’s time to cure your children from the boredom syndrome by giving them plenty of opportunities to learn.

Why is it important to keep the children busy during summer vacation?

For one, continuous boredom can cause behavior problems for children.

Bored children with behavior problems will hit other children, hit adults and cause mayhem just to subdue their boredom.

These actions are not healthy for their early childhood development.

When adults are bored, they simply take breaks from their tasks or leave the scenario altogether.

When children are bored, they have very limited flexibility to change what’s happening in their environment.

At Stonewall Day Care Center, we help children find fun, empowering and educational things to do not just every day but every hour.

Our day care curriculum includes:

  • Art classes
  • Computer education
  • Science field trips
  • Reading time
  • Music Classes
  • Cooking Classes
  • And more!

Give your children something fun and educational to do all summer long, by enrolling them in Stonewall Day Care Center’s summer camp. Children ages of 6 weeks to 12 years age can join Stonewall Day Care Center.

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Source:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/151944/25_ways_to_prevent_childhood

http://giftedkids.about.com/od/6/f/faq_behavior.htm

http://www.docrobin.com/13.php

Early Childhood Education: The Benefits Of Art Education

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Summer vacation is here but that shouldn’t mean the learning experience for your children stops until school resumes.

Daycare options can provide your children the educational environment they need to further child development while having fun this summer.

Here at Stonewall Day Care Center we keep our daycare children learning and having fun with art education.

Art education offers children a variety of cognitive, emotional and social benefits.

What is Art Education?

Art education at day care is a form of creative expression for children. Art can enhance their academic performance with homework and schoolwork alike. Art education will also promote your children to be life learners because creating art helps children to accept constructive criticism and self-improve.

Art programs, such as Stonewall Day Care’s art education, can help children improve in the following areas:

  1. Hand-Eye Coordination. This is an essential motor skill needed to do most physical activities. Painting is a great art activity that helps children strengthen their hand-eye coordination skills. Through hand-eye coordination children can pick up writing skills faster and master sports activities such as soccer at younger ages.

  2. Mental Concentration. A child that participates in art education daily is more likely than a child not enrolled in art education to start and successfully complete projects. A child that completes tasks on time is one that develops high self-esteem and strengthens critical thinking when it comes to academic accomplishment.

  3. Healthy Risk Taking. Art is all about accepting ones creativity without fearing the flexibility of an outcome. You never know, your child could become the President Of The United States just from being exposed to art risk taking. This is a form of self-expression that helps children mental development because they learn that it’s okay to think outside the box and find a different means to solutions.

  4. Better reading skills. The more art children create, the better their minds are prepared to read and articulate learning material.

Ready to help your children reap the benefits of art education? Enroll them in day care.

If your children are between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age, join Stonewall Day Care Center’s program today! Contact us by calling 410.893. 0414 or click here.

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Source:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/164517-what-are-the-benefits-of-art-education-for-children/

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.burba/why_have_art_education_

http://www.artsusa.org/get_involved/advocacy/funding_resources/default_005.asp

Early Childhood Education: Why is Playtime Important For Children?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Summer is a great time to keep the kids active by enrolling them in day care. Although most parents may believe playtime is a good way to distract children when other tasks need to be completed, playtime is great for early childhood education development.

Playtime is important for early childhood education development for a variety of reasons.

When children play at day care, they are learning how to cooperate with others, positively, expression their thoughts, and appropriately cope with frustration.

Children need no training on how to play. Play is instinctive. What they need to learn is how to interact with others socially and how to critically process information.

Children need playtime at all ages for fitness and to develop logic skills/ problem solving skills.

Yes, even 1 year olds can benefit from playtime. A great playtime for infants this age is playing with a ring on a color cone. For 3 year olds, play with puzzle pieces is mentally stimulating.

For both of these age groups improvements in social development, movement coordination and creativity can be seen.

At Stonewall Day Care Center we help children develop and empower themselves during playtime because we teach children how to use lessons from play to achieve goals and solve problems.

The early childhood education lessons they learn at Stonewall Day Care Center will lasts for a lifetime. Specifically playtime will address cognitive and social development.

Stonewall Day Care children learn about the world and strengthen their mental development through our day care curriculum.

Better motor skills, visual tracking and hand-eye coordination will be achieved.  Enroll your children in our day care today to help them reap the benefits of early childhood cooperative play.

As adults they will be adaptable and secular.

If your children are between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age, join Stonewall Day Care Center’s program today! Contact us by calling 410.893. 0414 or click here.

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Source:

http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/playtime/parenting/articlesandadvice/articledetail.html?article=tcm:169-17075

http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/articles/research-to-policy/research/play-time-supports-cognitive-and-social-development-that-lasts

Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children About Racial Tolerance

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

In life, people are all shapes, sizes, and creeds. It is important to instill in children at a very early age respect and tolerance for people different from them.

One thing you will need to discuss with your child sooner than later is racism and racial tolerance.

Racial tolerance is the act of accepting people of different races and having no objection to them based on race.

There will come a day when your child will notice his or her skin color is different from other children.

Babies can recognize differences in skin tone as well as hair texture by the age of 6 months. This is a great time to expose your child to a diverse learning environment. Let your baby socially interact with children and adults of a variety of racial and ethnic groups.

Let your child know that his or her skin color is beautiful. Let your child know different skin colors are beautiful as well.

When pointing out differences between your child and others, always remain positive about your child’s traits and the traits of those your child makes comparisons to.

By age 7 children enrolled in day care will understand that it is okay to be different, while being alike. Always highlight a point of similarity to ensure your child understands children of another race or cultural are not so different from him or her.

Here at Stonewall Day Care Center, our early childhood education program teaches children to respect the differences between each other and grow into adults that maintain racial tolerance.

Teaching a child to co-exist with different races, cultures and lifestyles is not an option. It is essential to their healthy social and mental development.

We let kids know it’s okay to ask questions about race, respect and understanding. We teach them about historical events as well as current events to let them understand that mistreating people based on race or cultural differences are unacceptable.

Racial tolerance education is essential to teaching children to be sensitive about the feelings of others.

The Stonewall Day Care program will wipe out prejudices before they start.

Have a look at our day care curriculum to learn how we empower children to take a stance against hate and racism.

Open mindedness is key to embracing diverse cultures and promoting anti-racism beliefs in children. Let them celebrate their culture and the culture of others at Stonewall Day Care Center.

If your child is between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age, join Stonewall Day Care Center’s program today! Contact us by calling 410.893. 0414 or click here.

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Source:

http://www.parents.com/kids/responsibility/racism/

http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teaching-tolerance/talking-about-race-with-kids/

http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teaching-tolerance/raising-a-child-who-respects-difference/