It’s time to think about childcare choices for the new school year. Busy parents don’t have a lot of time to visit centers for a tour, and using the internet is a great idea for busy parents to look at websites for information to help them choose a childcare center. Many childcare centers have a variety of topics to help with choosing a childcare center. Many childcare centers post videos of their classrooms on their website. Menus for snacks and lunch, safety information and the center’s plan for evacuation in an emergency, and activities are also available on a center’s website. Using the center’s website can save a lot of time and parents can also use the information from the center’s website to make a list of questions for the director and caregivers when touring the center.
The large chains that provide childcare also have a wealth of information for parents who need help with parenting skills. Even if your child does not attend one of these large centers, parents can access the center’s website to view parenting videos, child development videos, and great tips for solving parenting issues.
Sarasota is fortunate to have three of the large childcare centers in the community. Kids ‘R Kids is located at 11520 Palmbrush Trail in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota. The Goddard School is located at 14534 Arbor Green Trail in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota. LaPetite Childcare Center is located at 4507 Vintage Drive in Sarasota. Their websites are available to parents who do not choose to enroll their child in these large chains, but would like access to good advice about parenting and choosing a childcare.
Check out the information on the included list for great tips from these centers’ websites.
Happy childcare classroom
The Kids ‘R Kids website provides a great selection of videos for parents who would like information about the development of their child. “Brain Waves” provide lots of choices on topics such as self-control, problem solving, teaching children to use their senses in learning, a special video on the importance of hugs, and the importance of play in your child’s development. Parents may log onto www.kidsrkids.net to access these videos.
Happy babies in childcare
The website belonging to the Goddard Schools and Childcare centers has free downloadable resources for parents. These resources offer tips for choosing the right childcare center for your child. These resources have a great variety of topics such as “A Family’s Guide to Green Habits and Eco-Friendly Fun”. “Choosing Childcare”, and “Learning to Play Together”. Parents may log onto www.goddardschool.com to access these resources.
Play in childcare has value
The LaPetite Childcare Center chain also provides great free parenting resources for parents. The website from this large chain has an opportunity for parents to read great blogs from professionals in the early childhood field on topics such as child development, early education and literacy, kindergarten readiness, and good nutrition. Parents may log on to www.lapetite.com to access the free resources.