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Published on May 16, 2018 - 19:00 pm     Category: SummerSummertime

How do you ensure your kids to end the school year on a positive note and get ready for summer break? Summer camp or not, you may not have thought about creating a purposeful transition and how it helps everyone adjust to summertime freedom! See if this summer runs more smoothly with these 10 tips: Create a summer kick-off calendar. Just like advent calendars are used to let children know when Christmas is coming, the same concept applies to counting the days to the beginning of Summer. And you can use the same type of calendar to he...

Published on May 01, 2018 - 11:06 am     Category: social skillsconnectingtechnologyboredomgratificationunstructured time

Allowing times for your child is bored is a good thing, providing space to be creative, learn new things, seek new experiences and help the mind grow and develop with new ideas.All parents want the best for their child. The child is sent to ballet classes, piano lessons, sports practices, and are often scheduled to attend a different activity every day.  Add tech devices to the list and it is easy to take it to the extreme to keep children busy. These parents overlook the value and importance of some unstructured time to allow their child ...

Published on Apr 17, 2018 - 08:17 am     Category: Negative behaviorPositive ReinforcementBitingBehavior

Toddlers are adorable – they give hugs when least expected . . . they squeal with delight . . . and look with wonder at each new experience.But toddlers sometimes are not so precious when they kick, scream or especially bite! Though biting is very common in children of this age, it is of little comfort when your toddler bites. You certainly do not want your child labeled as a threat in a play group, nor do you want your child to be expelled from a childcare center because of biting. This possibility is especially troubling for working p...

Published on Apr 02, 2018 - 09:16 am     Category: ActivitiesFunSummer CampFamilyMemories

Wonderful Summer Memories in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL are Just Waiting for Your Child at T’s Learning Center Summer Camp! Summer will soon be here, so give a big cheer and get ready for a summer to remember! Feel the sun, touch the grass and enjoy the magic of a summer camp experience. As one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a child’s life, summer camp at T’s Learning Center with its carefully selected role models are dedicated your child. Your child will have fun, learn from experience and mak...

Published on Mar 19, 2018 - 14:57 pm     Category: Spring BreakHolidays

So many great things to do during spring break in Jacksonville, FL!Parents often realize that having school every day can keep a family from enjoying some outings. So why not just stay local for spring break. A visit to the Jacksonville Zoo or spending the day on trip to Skyway and the Downtown Library can be incredibly special for kids of any age. Kick off the break by enjoying the, then take a tour of the U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Northern Florida and, of course, spend at least one day at the beach.You do not have to be much of a planner to ...

Published on Feb 28, 2018 - 18:24 pm     Category: Potty Training

What is Potty Training Like Around the World?Naturally, no country or culture is standardized in its approach to potty training. Check out these examples of potty training techniques used all over the globe. ChinaYoung children in China wear an outfit that resembles a onesie and has a split crotch. If the child indicates a need to go to the bathroom, the parent opens the crotch area and holds the child in a way to prevent self-soiling and the child goes on the ground. Apparently, it doesn’t seem to matter where the child is or doing.GermanyIn...

Published on Feb 17, 2018 - 13:11 pm     Category: Preschool

Choosing a daycare, preschool or early learning center for your child is both an exciting and scary prospect.Keep in mind that space is often limited with your preschool choices, so it's is wise to start your research early.How can you tell if a preschool is the right one when your child hasn’t been to school before? And what daycare center is good, if your kid can’t really express himself well?Even if you have conflicting opinions about whether you want socialization opportunities, a good educational foundation or simply for child care, th...

Published on Feb 01, 2018 - 11:50 am     Category: St. AugustineActivities

Did the groundhog see it’s shadow?Don't let the winter blues dampen your winter in St. AugustineEven in Florida, it becomes obvious that winter is upon us. When you have preschoolers and young children, this translates into seemingly endless weeks of being stuck indoors more often with kids who are simply restless to get out. The stress of the holidays and the unpredictable weather can make winter feel like the longest season of the year. There is a better way! With a little planning, high-energy toddlers can release that extra energy and y...

Published on Jan 15, 2018 - 14:48 pm     Category: Early Childhood EducationGoals

Goal SettingTeaching children to reflect and set goals is an important lesson that needs to be taught starting at a young age. Welcome 2018 and Happy New Year! What better time to take a fresh look at the goals your child should achieve in early childhood education? It is very easy to focus on the future, but do not forget to look over the current goals and expectations for your child and those who provide preschool education as it is the foundation for successful learning in later years. Preschool and early childhood education teaches your chi...

Published on Dec 28, 2017 - 19:15 pm     Category: VPKKindergarten

VPK gives 4 and 5-year-olds a jumpstart on education and it’s FREE!The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. To participate, children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year. Parents can enroll their child that year or wait until the following year when their child is 5. Click here for more information.About Voluntary PrekindergartenFlorida was one of the first states in the country to offer free prekinde...

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