celebrating 45 years

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!

Dear Center Families,
One of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Dear Center Families,
It is hard to believe that a year ago, I shared that we were one of five communities to receive the NH iSocial Community Collaborative Grant. As you might recall, over the course of four years, we will receive free training, process and practitioner coaches, research, and monies to pay for classroom and parent materials relating to social emotional learning.