Choosing a Daycare Center for Your Child

Hi. My name is Mary Plank. Thanks for stopping by my website. I worked as a daycare provider for eleven years. I started off taking care of a few children in my home while attending night classes in early childhood development. More recently, I worked in a large daycare center, caring for children with ages ranging from infancy through preschool age. Whether a parent works or they want their child to socialize, choosing a daycare center is an extremely important task. I have written a blog that I hope will help you make your decision. I have included some of the obvious things you want to look for and some of the less obvious. From interviewing staff to checking out sing-along books and potty training aids, you’ll find it here.

5 Tips For Coping With Your Adult Attention Deficit Disorder While Going Back To School

If you have decided to go back to school and take college courses, you may be concerned that your adult attention deficit disorder, or ADD, may interfere with your ability to stay on track while learning new material. If so, use one or more of the following five tips to help you cope with your learning disability. Create A Picture Board For Visual Motivation One way to get around your short attention span is to create a picture board to remind you of the reasons you are going back to school. Having a visual reminder posted where you complete your school work can help keep you motivated, especially when something pops in your head that could distract you from completing your assignments. For example, if you are going back to school so you can get a better job to help support your children, paste pictures of your kids on the board, along with photocopies of dollar bills. This could help remind you that the end result will lead you to earning a better wage for your loved ones. Set Up A Filing System For Your Papers And Assignments Another way to keep yourself on track with your assignments is to set up a filing system for your school work, such as a color-coded system. You could have red folders or tabs for your homework assignments, yellow for your research, and blue for your term papers. You can also create a colorful box for each class, devising a color code within each one. Break Down Assignments Into Small Segments When faced with a large assignment, such as a midterm exam or term paper,...

Four Intangible Benefits Of Attending Business School

When you hear stories of people like Steve Jobs, Matt Mullenweg, and others who dropped out of college but nevertheless were able to start successful businesses, it’s easy to start assuming that you, too, can find success without a college degree. While this may be true for some people, it’s important to keep in mind that these self-made billionaires without college degrees are the exceptions to the rule — not the rule itself. For the vast majority, attending business school is a very valid and important first step towards opening a successful business. Not only does attending business school result in a diploma that will cause others to take you more seriously, but it also leads to the following intangible benefits that will serve you well as you navigate the business world. Intangible Benefit #1: Networking opportunities. The saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know” is definitely true in the business world. In school, you will be associating with all sorts of people who share your interest in business but who have talents and skills that differ from your own. As you mature in the business world, you’ll find that these contacts you first made in business school come in handy. For instance, maybe you’ll be running a tech company and find yourself yearning to add graphic design to your services. You’ll probably remember someone from business school who was interested in design — that person can point you towards some reliable designers or partner with your company. Business school professors are often people with real-world business experience, so networking with them is invaluable, too. You...

Understanding The Benefits Of Celebrating Birthdays The Montessori Way

in many nursery schools and kindergartens, birthdays are celebrated with the addition of a sweet treat, such as cupcakes or a cake, that the family of the birthday child provides. Although many Montessori schools also allow birthday treats, they often have an interesting birthday ceremony called the walk of life, which is the main focus on the child’s birthday. This ceremony has many benefits, and parents are often invited to watch it. Here is what you need to know about your child’s birthday at a Montessori school.  Providing Snack  Each day, a different child is assigned to bring snack for the class and the idea is that you and your child will prepare the snack together to practice various kitchen skills such as cutting, spreading, arranging, and wrapping. If your school assigns snack this way, it is likely that they will assign snack to your child on his or her birthday.  When you provide a birthday snack, you should first provide a normal, healthy snack that meets all of the center’s requirements. Additionally, you may be allowed to provide a small sweet treat. However, you should be sure that you follow all of the allergy guidelines provided by your child’s teacher so that the snack can be shared with the entire class. By not focusing on sweet treats on your child’s birthday, your child learns that there are other ways to celebrate besides eating, which can lead to a healthier relationship with food throughout their life.  The Walk of Life  The walk of life is a short ceremony to celebrate your child’s birthday. First, all of the children sit in...