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February 26, 2019

Daycare Teacher Secrets You Can Steal – Problem: Whining & Tantrums



With so many little ones to care for at the same time, daycare teachers simply don’t have the capacity to cater to every outburst or demand. At home, your kid may refuse to go to sleep without two more stories, a glass of water, four trips to the bathroom and one last cuddle, but there’s just no way your daycare provider can do that. So, what do they do?

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January 22, 2019

Daycare Teacher Secrets You Can Steal – Problem: Transitions



Ever wonder why it seems like your child listens, plays, naps and eats well at daycare but at home things are more chaotic than you’d like? Early childhood educators (ECEs) at daycare care for children day in and day out so they’re experts at managing child care as smoothly as possible. They are an excellent resource for learning all the tips and tricks you need to help your infant, toddler or preschooler. This week we’ll give some daycare tips for managing a common parenting problem: transitions.

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January 01, 2019

One Simple Thing that Could FINALLY Fix Picky Eating



If you’ve experienced mealtime meltdowns with your kids, or tried coercing, begging, or bribing picky eaters, there may be a simple strategy to eliminate the power struggles around meals.

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November 29, 2018

Benefits of Clay Art for Preschoolers



Clay is very versatile and there are so many ways toddlers and preschoolers can play and experiment with it. Clay gives them the opportunity to be creative and learn about texture, shape and form while having lots of fun.

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October 30, 2018

How To Get Your Child Used to the Fall Time Change

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The end of daylight saving time is around the corner. As parents of young children, gaining an extra hour in the day takes on a new meaning. The pre-child days of sleeping an extra hour may be replaced by managing a tired child in a seemingly long day. You may wonder if and how this time change will impact your child’s and consequently, your sleep. Firstly, breathe easy because for most children, the adjustment period typically lasts no longer than two to three days. 

Here are some simple tips to ease you through this time and to help your child adjust to the time change.

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September 27, 2018

How to Respond to Children's Feelings for Good Mental Health

Validation of feelings is an essential component of positive mental health for both children and adults, and there is nothing more validating than someone taking the time to reflect “I hear what you are saying, you seem upset because… Let’s see how we can help”. 

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September 23, 2018

What to do When Toddlers or Preschoolers Lie



Your child has drawn all over the floor and when you ask if they did it they deny it. Or when you ask them what they did at daycare they tell you a story that just doesn’t seem plausible. How as a parent do you handle this in the best way? 

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September 06, 2018

How Busy Parents Can Find Reading Moments with Their Children

Finding time to read to your children can be hard with busy schedules, and yet it's an important part of literacy skills. Here's some easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of each day — even when it's tough to find time to sit down with a book.

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August 28, 2018

8 Ways to Get Your Kid Ready for School


Transitioning to kindergarten after preschool is a milestone for you and your child, and you can help prepare them for it. Here are a few basic skills you can go over together before they start to help them feel more confident. 

Source: Today's Parent 

August 24, 2018

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August 14, 2018

Rob Joy Sing-Along

Children's singer Rob Joy visited the daycare for a Sing-Along show. His guitar-strummin’, toe-tappin' mix of original and traditional songs was so interactive and fun! The kids at daycare were singing to the music, engaged in movement, and playing along with their own instruments. For more pics, login to Parent Corner on our website. 
August 14, 2018

Tricky Ricky Magic Show Comes to our Daycare!

Tricky Ricky the Magician was a big hit with his entertaining and engaging magic show. We had a very captive audience! It was interactive as he got the children involved in the show and even brought his very clever rabbit "Lucy" for some animal magic. Adding kids entertainment to our summer programming enriches learning at our daycare in Vaughan. 

August 08, 2018

Bubble Show!

The Smile-Group Bubble Show came to Discovery Point! This is an exclusive performance filled with fascinating bubble magic, juggling elements and cool music. It includes a variety of bubble tricks of different shapes and sizes, letting the kids be right inside the bubbles and watching them rise all around them, sphere bubbles, volcano bubbles, and bubble tennis. The children lit up with wonder and amazement! The Bubble Show visit is a highlight this month as part of our programming to bring both educational and magical moments to the child care experience at our daycare in Vaughan.
July 26, 2018

Animal Ambassadors Visit the Daycare!


We offer special programming at our daycare to enrich children's learning. The kids enjoyed the Animal Ambassadors Canada visit where they got hands-on interaction and education about little fuzzy friends. We love to see their eyes light up! Click here to learn more about Animal Ambassadors.

July 11, 2018

Is My Child Eating Enough at Daycare?



Child care environments are wonderful places for children to learn about new foods, eat familiar foods in a different environment and the best thing – eat together with their peers. Children are more likely to try new foods when they see their classmates doing the same thing.  

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June 26, 2018

How to Handle Public Washrooms While Potty Training

Facing public bathrooms with your toddler is a brand new world.

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June 26, 2018

Potty-Training 101

Q: When is the right time to potty-train? And what is the best method?

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May 31, 2018

5 Steps To Help Kids Manage Their Emotions


All of us worry about our kids learning to control their emotions. After all, it's emotions that so often get us off track and into trouble. And of course we need to just say No sometimes. Kids can't run into the street, throw their food at each other, or pee on their baby brother. But setting limits on children's behaviour doesn't mean we need to set limits on what they feel.

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May 31, 2018

This Flu Season Predicted to Have Most Child Deaths on Record says CDC

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict this year will be the deadliest season for pediatric deaths from seasonal flu since the CDC mandated they be recorded in 2004, with numbers predicted to surpass 170. 
“The flu vaccine is not perfect, we know that, but it’s the best preventative measure we have today,” Marotta said. “One thing that bothered me in the media today was people saying it’s only 36 percent effective. But let’s put that into context ― 36 percent is better than 0 percent.”
The CDC has recommended since 2010 that everybody aged 6 months and older get vaccinated for the flu ― and that pregnant women get vaccinated in order to help protect those under 6 months. 
To read the full article, click here.
Discovery Point Nursery and Academy, daycare in Vaughan, Woodbridge
May 09, 2018

Should babies be dunked during swim lessons?


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Should baby swimmers or infant swimmers be dunked as part of a swim lesson, and is it even an effective method of teaching young children how to swim?

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