How Pre-K Helps Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

Childhood experts say that all children can benefit from preschool programs that help them prepare for kindergarten. According to Kathleen McCartney, Ph.D., dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Parents magazine advisor, “There’s increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool.” Preparing Academically for Kindergarten The academic aspects of Pre-K help students prepare for kindergarten. Children who attend a quality
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Childhood Literacy Starts At Home

Early childhood programs are a great way to get your child started on the road to academic excellence. But simply choosing the right program for your child will not be enough to ensure they do well within it. The atmosphere you create at home for your child and how quickly you teach them to read goes a long way towards determining their attitude towards
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Top Benefits of Early Childhood Education for Your Preschooler

Early childhood education is essential for academic success in later years. There are many important benefits of early childhood education for your preschooler. The most important development in a child’s brain happens by the age of five. Studies have shown that the long-term effects of attending a quality preschool program include a reduced likelihood of repeating grades or needing special education, and ultimately greater
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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Many preschools will accept children if they are at least two and a half years old and potty trained. Even though your child may have reached these milestones, there are other factors to consider before making the decision to start a preschool program. Your decision should be based on whether he or she is capable of participating in a structured program based on their
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How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child

Choosing a preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent for their educational future and academic success. Enrolling your child in a quality preschool program will most likely be the first time your child is introduced to a structured learning environment, and will ultimately give your child the educational foundation they need to be more
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The Importance of Preschool [Infographic]

Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain growth occurs before they turn 5. This is why early education is so important. The state of Florida has recognized the importance of early education and as a result offers free VPK for child who turn 4 by September 1st in an given school year. (Learn more about VPK here.)  Here at Bayside Discovery Center, we also recognize
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The Importance of Teaching Your Preschooler Independence

If you’re the parent of a preschooler, chances are you hear these phrases quite often… “Mommy, can you get my toy?” “I need a Snack, get it!” “Momma, Tie my shoes please.” While we love to be there for our little ones, teaching them how to be independent in some areas at a young age is actually very healthy for them. Renowned educator and
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How After School Programs Can Help Your Busy Family

For a number of parents here is South Brevard, the day does not end with the ring of the school bell. Many parents work until later in the evening and the only option is to find a quality after school program for their little ones. But not all programs are created equal. When it comes to finding the right place to enroll your child there are a
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