1. How Much Do You Know About Screen Time?

    Think you know everything you should about screen time for young kids? Test your knowledge with a quick quiz from our preschool! Facts on Screen Time It can be all too easy to plop our children in front of a screen. It’s entertaining for them, it gives us as parents a much-needed break, and there are plenty of educational shows which can be enriching for them, right? Plus, some of our favorite m…Read More

  2. Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

    Every parent always wants their child to have the best life possible, and families also recognize that so much of this comes from education. Having a positive and successful academic experience is one of the pivotal and fundamental aspects of life. Academic experiences and successes open so many doors and present so many opportunities, it makes sense why kindergarten and preschool — the first gr…Read More

  3. 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

  4. The Emotionally Intelligent Preschooler (Part One)

    There is a growing awareness of bullying in schools as it has been reported that one in three students experience bullying, with a majority of its prevalence beginning in middle school. Although statistics suggest that bullying isn’t necessarily increasing in schools but rather we’re becoming more conscious of it and no longer sweep it under the rug, it’s important to recognize why bullying …Read More

  5. STEM Activities for Your Preschooler

    Welcome back to our blog series on STEM and the Reggio Emilia approach! In our first blog, we covered the various components of STEM, and how it relates to Reggio Emilia (along with the values of our preschool and daycare). The realm of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is something that continues to develop, especially in the world of education. With both STEM and the Reggio Emili…Read More

  6. STEM and the Reggio Emilia Approach

    The latest buzzword in the realm of education, STEM is a trend that shows little signs of slowing down. We see STEM toys making their way into stores, STEM academies popping up across town, and this exploration-based acronym painting headlines in news stores from time to time. But what exactly is STEM? Is this a necessary push in education, and is it one that’s best for all children? And how doe…Read More

  7. Enjoying Fall With Your Preschooler

    What is better than fall? Enjoying fall with your kids! Preschoolers are naturally curious, interested, and eager to explore the natural world and fall offers a myriad of outdoor adventures. If you are wondering how to best enjoy this fall in Salt Lake City with your preschooler, read on for some great ideas! A Fall Nature Walk A great way to see the changes that fall brings is to get outdoors and…Read More

  8. The Importance of Play for Preschoolers

    If you have a preschooler, you know that they love to play! Whether they are outside or in, at the dinner table or in the bathtub, everything can become a game. Do children need to be restricted on play? Absolutely not! In fact, studies show that children at this age learn through play, and play is an integral part of brain development and growth during this time. If you want to learn more about t…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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