August 16, 2017

This article, written by Sara at Happiness Is Here, provided wisdom that empathy is a human quality that is innate in each person.  If it is nurtured, it will continue to be part of our being and naturally will be part of our daily interactions with others.  Many times...

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...

May 9, 2017

Spring brings new life and after a rain we find Worms.  What are worms?  Worms are animals.  They are invertebrates, which mean they do not have a backbone like you or I do.  Worms breathe through their skin.  They do not have eyes, but they are sensitive to light and...

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...

October 26, 2016

Children admire the most important people in their lives . . . their family. What is the most popular area in your home that everyone seems to hang out in?  The kitchen! Now, I am giving you permission to have some fun, get messy and create a memory.  At PleasanTime we...

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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