Finding Childcare for Our Special Needs Toddler

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Finding Childcare for Our Special Needs Toddler

My name is Ashley Grant. Thanks for stopping by my website; I hope to provide you with some helpful information. My husband and I have three children ages three, six and ten. I work part-time in the mornings while our two oldest are in school. I’ve always worked at least part-time so have some experience with childcare. The difference with our youngest is that she has Down Syndrome. She’s a sweet, easy toddler but obviously has special needs. We are very fortunate to have found excellent childcare for her. She is in a setting where she can socialize with a few other children while still getting the care she needs. I’m going to share how we went about finding childcare and how I was able to overcome the fear of leaving our baby girl with caretakers


4 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Daycare Center

Daycare can give kids the opportunity to spend time with children their own age while their parents go to work. Enrichment activities, playtime, and educational opportunities can help kids grow at their own pace. Here are four questions you can ask your daycare provider to ensure that your child has the daycare experience that is right for them. 1. How Does the Daycare Deal With Anxious Children?  It's normal for kids to feel anxious about spending time away from their families, especially when they're young. Read More 

Not Happy With Your Childcare Options? Why You Should Hire A Nanny Instead

If you're still sending your children off to a local daycare center, it's time to consider your options. You might think that a daycare setting is the best option for your children, but that might not be the case. In fact, you might find that hiring a nanny for your children is the best way to go. You might not realize this, but hiring a nanny can provide you with benefits that you might not have considered. Read More 

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Child Care Center

Finding the right child care center can be a painstaking process for most parents. With the high number of child care centers around your neighborhood, it becomes hard to pick the right one.   While sending your kid to a child care facility is a huge parenting milestone, you have to get it right. A high-quality child care center provides a safe, friendly, and engaging environment for kids to develop. But how do you ensure you are making the right choice? Read More 

Cognitive Development, Physical Skills, And How Child Care Can Help

How can child care boost your toddler's development? Take a look at two of the primary developmental areas (cognitive and physical development) and how the early learning environment can impact each one. Cognitive Development Your curious toddler wants nothing more than to explore. As your child transitions from infancy to the toddler years, they'll do more than explore through their senses. Even though they'll continue to touch, listen to, smell, see, and sometimes even taste almost everything in the world around them, your toddler will begin to use a more intellectual approach to exploration. Read More 

Why Is Toddler Child Care The Right Choice?

Raising a child is easier when you have help. Professional child care is an excellent option for anyone who desires a reliable, nurturing environment for their children. Here are four reasons that many parents find toddler child care worthwhile:  1. It can relieve stress on your relationship. Having a child is a beautiful thing. However, it's also one of the most common stressors in many marriages. Young children require a lot of time and attention. Read More