1. Teaching Gratitude

    We all have bad days. Sometimes those bad days turn into a tough month, a few months, or even just a challenging year. Bad times are a part of life, and they’re no one’s favorite. But they teach us resilience and strengthen our character, as long as we know how to handle the turbulent times at hand. Teaching gratitude is one of the best ways you can help your child cope and persevere through t…Read More

  2. The Emotionally Intelligent Preschooler (Part Two)

    In part one, we examined what empathy and the preschooler looks like and how at this stage of development, empathy isn’t able to be fully understood, but should still be taught. We ended it with a couple of ways to cultivate empathy, which is where this post picks up. If you're curious about preschool programs in the Salt Lake City area that encourage kids to create their own learning based on w…Read More

  3. Reggio Emilia- The One Hundred Languages of Children

    While the traditional method of schooling children involves the teacher as the giver of information, and the children as empty buckets filling up with new ideas, Reggio Emilia approaches it differently. Reggio Emilia sees the child as able to be an active participant in their education, and that they should be led by their interests. Instead of one method of learning, Reggio Emilia believes that c…Read More

  4. Environment as the Third Teacher in Reggio Emilia Classrooms

    The Reggio Emilia approach to schooling and nurturing children is unique, especially the way in which the environment in which children learn is emphasized. The classroom is referred to as the “third teacher” and plays a big role in children’s education and development. We will explore how utilizing the classroom as a teacher is central to Reggio Emilia, and how this impacts learning. The cl…Read More

  5. The Importance of Sleep for Your Preschooler

    You know your child needs a good rest every night, but do you realize just how important sleep is for your preschooler? Your little one is constantly busy, and the preschool years keep both their bodies and minds active. Making sleep a priority can really help your child focus, learn, grow, and avoid meltdowns. Read on to see just what some extra sleep can do for your little one. Growth Your presc…Read More

  6. Healthy Lunch Ideas

    If you are thinking about the next school year and tired of packing the same boring sandwich for your child, you need some healthy lunch ideas! Young children need nutritious lunches that are packed with protein and vitamins to keep their bodies and minds active. If you have been struggling to come up with new lunches for your little ones, read on for some great tips and ideas! Shapes Young kids l…Read More

  7. Some Great Books for Your Toddler

    Reading is the gateway for creative thinking, and it reinforces the fundamentals skills of reading comprehension that are introduced in early childhood education. At Child Time Inc., we create our curriculum and design our classrooms around the needs of your child through our Reggio Emilia approach, which views your child as an integral component in creating and developing a curriculum. Though we …Read More

  8. Feeding Your Child’s Curiosity

    Being a child means carrying an abundance of curiosity. Whether it’s wondering why something happened, or how the world was created, the mind of a child is full of curiosity that leads to questioning. Curiosity is a fundamental skill utilized in all of schooling, whether your child is going into kindergarten or high school. Curiosity is the foundation for critical thinking, creativity and much m…Read More

  9. Reggio Emilia Vs. Montessori Schools

    At Child Time Inc., our programs and curriculum are centered around the Reggio Emilia approach. The Reggio Emilia approach, conceived from the town of Reggio Emilia, Italy after World War II, is an educational movement for preschool and early elementary schools. We believe that this program is a powerful source of teaching toddlers and young children as it puts the child and their unique needs at …Read More

  10. The Power of Preschool

    Getting your toddler ready for preschool can be both a nervous and exciting experience for both you as a parent and your child. Kick starting their educational career will help provide the foundation for what your child will build upon as they enter kindergarten into elementary school. It  can also play a big role in your child’s develop socially and emotionally. At Child Time Inc, our Reggio E…Read More