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The Importance of Childcare After You Move

Moving to a new city after selling your home can be nerve-wracking not only for adults, but for children as well. It’s important for parents to properly transition their children to new environments, such as schools and daycare facilities. When parents work, childcare becomes very important. They want their children to thrive in a nurturing and safe environment, but finding such a facility can be a challenge.

How do you find a childcare facility that will provide your children with a nurturing environment and keep them safe while you’re at work? After you’ve moved with the help of a New Jersey realtor, here are some things to consider when searching for the right facility that meets the needs of you and your children.

Find Out What is Important to You

Before you start your search, make a list of things that are important to you. For example, do you need a facility that is open later due to your work schedule? Are you looking for a specific program for your child? Each childcare center is different. There are varying rules and policies for each one, so take the time to figure out what you truly need in a facility so your child will grow.

Safety is Key

You should feel at peace knowing that your child is safe at daycare. Find several facilities you are interested in and tour them. Observe the caregivers as the children are outside, as well as when the children are sleeping. Is there someone watching them at all times? Even children who are sleeping need to be checked on frequently, in case they wake up and injure themselves. At least one caregiver at any given time should have first aid and CPR training in the event of an emergency.

Individualized Attention

Children need one-on-one attention throughout the day. Make sure your children feel comfortable in the facility. Do they play with the other kids? Do the caregivers address your children and talk to them? When your children talk to the caregivers, do they respond? If it seems as though your children aren’t getting enough attention or are feeling ignored, the facility may have too many children. Find one that will make your child feel important.

Ask About Toys and Materials

When you visit a childcare facility, you should see children playing with toys, books and other materials. If the provider isn’t letting children engage in activities other than watching TV, your child isn’t going to develop skills. You should see areas dedicated to various materials, such as art, music, math, books and puzzles. Even infants should have access to brightly-colored toys of different textures. Check the toys to ensure they are safe and age-appropriate.

How My World Child Care Center Can Help

Located in Avenel, My World Child Care provides not only childcare but also research-based learning for your child. The center offers a fun and creative atmosphere for your child. We also offer a Montessori curriculum for preschoolers as well as a summer program for older children entering grades 1-4. The safety of your children is our priority. Contact us to learn more about our programs and schedule a tour.

Transitioning from traditional to Montessori approach

Dear Parent:

Welcome to My World Child Care Center !

I am excited to inform you that starting September 2017, we will be transitioning our 3 to 6 year olds classrooms from the traditional approach to a Montessori approach. We at My World are dedicated to ensure that your child receives the highest quality education. With this objective in mind, we have decided to adopt the Montessori method. Montessori curriculum builds a foundation for lifetime of learning. It fosters skills of independence, self-confidence, and leadership in each student.

At My World we are implementing proven methods, and learning best practices from trusted and renowned educators. I am happy to share that I am enrolled with Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE) since March 2017 for American Montessori Society Early Childhood teacher certification. I will be at PCTE this summer from June 19th to August 4th to finish my academic phase. From this formal training, and learning and networking with the best and brightest in the field, our goal is to provide the highest value to our children, and best prepare our school for the Montessori curriculum starting Sept. 2017.

The goal of Montessori early childhood education is to cultivate the child’s natural desire to learn. The Montessori will help us meet the young child’s social, academic and emotional needs. The materials in the classroom will be appealing to 3 to 6 year olds and will be grouped into distinct areas related to practical life activities, sensorial exercise, mathematics, language arts, and cultural studies. Because young children are naturally curious about the world around them, they will be introduced to geography and the methods of scientific exploration. The visual arts, crafts, creative music, movement, and dramatics will be woven into the classroom schedule.
To fulfill our mission of being a truly exceptional school, we as a community must work together. A strong bond between the home and school is essential for student success. Therefore, it is vital that you become as involved as possible in the school community in order that your child can thrive at our school. I truly feel that by working together, we will achieve our common goals and help your children reach their fullest potential.

Manisha Mehta

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