June 22, 2017

As an Early Childhood Professional I have realized that my key role is to be a mirror image and maintain a growth mindset.  In the eyes of a child, they embrace the legacy of the people in their lives.  Maintaining a growth mindset is the key to building the next gener...

April 11, 2017

I was conducting a tour with a new family.  The child was playing with the children and the father asked me, “How do you keep the children safe & describe a circumstance when you were challenged with safety and how did you handle this?”  This was a

wonderful quest...

March 6, 2017

As adults, the end of the day brings thoughts of relaxation and comfort to our mind.  Another day of hard work accomplished and now it's time to pick up the kids. Surely your children (child) feels the same way you do right?  Why then, when your child first sees you, t...

December 13, 2016

Sara Bingham, Founder of Wee Hands, and author of The Baby Signing Book was a true inspirational energy to bringing American Sign Language (ASL) to our program at PleasanTime Child Care.  Communication is completed through words, body language, or cries which is the pa...

November 4, 2016

Aha! Your Child

There are many times when your child will give you an “aha” moment or just catch you off-guard and leave you totally speechless.  I would like to share a simple science experiment to help you create your own “aha” moment with your child.   The philosophe...

September 7, 2016

Gratitude is a core value that is built through the mirror image of the giver. Children admire the adults in their lives and follow true to what is shared with them. Robert Emmons defines gratitude, “a sense of thankfulness and joy in response to receiving a gift, whet...

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