I am worried that my children might be getting “down” from being home and isolated. What should I watch out for and how can I help them?

It is no surprise that children are starting to have a realization that this is something that is not simply going away. In a past post, I talked about how humans seek an equilibrium and when we feel unbalanced it can affect our stress level. For some, it becomes detrimental to our day to day functioning.

The Children's Center is pleased to announce that Tanya Mills, Magic Moments preschool teacher and site-qualified director, is promoted to the position of Group Coordinator, Infant and Toddler Programs, effective April 13, 2020. She will be taking over for Nora Dubay, who will return to working in the infant rooms.

My school-age child already seems to really be missing her friends at school. How can I help her?

I have great news!!! We can still help our children build their social-emotional skills during a time when we are being asked to practice “social distancing”. In my line of work, I almost wish we could call it “physical distancing”, because it does not mean we have to stop communicating or even socializing.

My child seems a little anxious about being at home instead of going to school/childcare. What can I do?

Thank you for asking this question! One thing that I always like to do is to try to put myself in the child’s shoes for a moment to best look at what they are dealing with. I am sure that many of you have had the “how was school today” question answered with a short and nondescriptive type of answer, if any. 😊 Using this technique will help!

Dear Families,
Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?
Nutrition is now a popular and important subject, even in early education. The first National Nutrition Week was in 1973 and became a monthlong celebration in 1980. Here at The Children’s Center, we take eating well seriously, and are fortunate to have Kelly Murphy thoughtfully planning our meals and snacks each day. She even makes homemade baby food for our youngest children!