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January 01, 2017     Category: BabysittingParents

Choosing the Best Babysitter for Your Special Night Out!Ready for an adult only night on the town? Or maybe there is an upcoming dinner party that you just don’t want to miss? Maybe you’re looking for a long-term regular sitter. Regardless, as much as you love your child, sometimes you just need a well-deserved breather.Of course, you aren’t just going to trust the care of your child to the first person you bump into on the street (or maybe you will, maybe you live in a small neighborhood). You should always have a solid, dependable babys...

December 04, 2016     Category: Budget-friendly GiftsHomemade GiftsHoliday Ideas

Keep your holiday gift-giving budget in check!Homemade and handmade gifts are some of the most memorable and most affordable gifts to give this holiday season!Just like T's Learning Center is focused on providing affordable child care in St. Augustine, we keep our families in mind when it comes to other important areas of their lives too! So with the holidays coming, it doesn't mean you have to break the piggy bank. Never fear! Here we’ve collected five meaningful, handmade gift ideas you and your child can make together to spread the holid...

December 04, 2016     Category: Holiday EventsHoliday Ideas

Holiday Happenings in Jacksonville and Nocatee, Florida for 2016Make time for family time and enjoy all this "wonderful time of year" has to offer!Nocatee-a-Glow, December 2 & 3 from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pmDon’t miss out on Nocatee’s biggest community event of the year, which will include festivities such as: North Pole visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, live music performances, a live nativity scene, a food truck village, a “snow” zone and much, much more! Both nights include a tree lighting cou...

December 03, 2016     Category: Kid BakingHoliday Baking Holiday Ideas

Holiday baking ideas for the kids.Here are some holiday treat ideas from T’s Learning Center! Finally, that most wonderful time of the year has come! We’re finishing off the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers, the Halloween candy is finally dwindling and we’re lugging our holiday decorations out of the garage. One way to brighten up the magic of the season for your kids and fill the home with warm, sweet smelling memories is to bake with them! Baking is a delightful, hands on way to bond and let your child happily contribute to ...

December 03, 2016     Category: StressKidsParents

Keeping Stress to a Minimum During the HolidaysDo the holidays bring more stress than joy for you and your family at times? Don’t break a sweat. Here some tips to keep the holidays in perspective for you and your child so you aren’t losing sight of what really matters most. Keep It Simple First things first: make a list of your holiday projects and events and then prioritize them. Keep your expectations realistic. It’s absolutely okay to not attend every dang holiday related event or office party. Don’t beat yourself up ...

November 20, 2016     Category: KidsFun

Tablecloth tents, cardboard castles and other indoor adventures! Playing is important to children. It is the way they practice growing up. Anything children can play with safely can be a toy, but even a playroom filled to the brim with toys can occasionally become boring for a little one. Occasionally children need a new place to stimulate their imagination. An indoor play tent or fort is a perfect way to add interest to your child's play area and can be the perfect activity for a rainy day.A blanket or sheet and odd pieces of furnitu...

November 20, 2016     Category: Goodbye TimeBehavior

Good goodbyes with barely a whimper – how it’s done! If your child doesn't even whimper when dropped off at daycare or Grandma's, it’s a moment that will eventually change. Just at the time when you least expect it – whether going to the bathroom or out for an evening – your child will go into full tantrum mode over the displeasure of your pending departure. The goal: To get your little one comfortable at the thought of saying goodbye. And, yes, it can be done—even with the clingiest kid. Separations are a part of every ch...

November 20, 2016     Category: BehaviorLessonsKids

My child can be “annoying” – does that make me a bad parent? Does any of this sound familiar? “She’s so loud and annoying!” “My little one’s energy level is over the top!” “I swore I would never have an obnoxious child – but I do!” Do you feel so frustrated when dealing with your child’s boundless energy – incessant chatter – their little hands touching everything within reach – and a thousand “Whys” a day? It is a challenge dealing with a child’s spirited temperament especially if the p...

November 20, 2016     Category: MissingKidsParentsSafety

What to Do if Your Child Gets Lost!Losing a child in a crowd is a parent’s worst nightmare. Most parents or caregivers have experienced the terror of not being able to find their child, whether in a shopping center, at an amusement park, watching a parade, in a store – just about anywhere – often in your own neighborhood. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that about 350,000 children a year become temporarily separated from a parent or a caregiver for at least an hour. Further, these numbers only show reported incidents and doe...

October 02, 2016     Category: CraftsHalloweenSeasons

Crafty Fall Fun for ChildrenFall is such a beautiful, fun season for kids. We know T's Learning Center's 'little pumpkins' seem to have lots of extra energy and excitement this special time of year! Leaves turn into bright and beautiful colors, Halloween is full of goblins and ghosts, Thanksgiving celebrations call for turkeys and pilgrims; this is a perfect time to create some festive autumn crafts with your children! Why not head out on a walk or create a treasure hunt to gather from nature’s finest autumn treasures! Here are...