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7 Math Tips to Boost Your Child’s Success

Math is a fundamental facet of our everyday lives. We use math in so many ways, including cooking, grocery shopping, and budgeting money. Utilizing math is an essential life skill for all people. As parents, it's essential that we help our children succeed in math because these skills will benefit them throughout their lives. However, not all kids excel in math as easily as others. Many children struggle with math, [...]

March 8th, 2022|

How to Tell if your Child is Ready to Start Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a huge milestone for both children and parents. It’s important to make sure our little ones are prepared for this big step, not only academically but also emotionally and socially. Kindergarten readiness goes beyond being familiar with the fundamentals of the alphabet and math. It also means  whether children are equipped with the necessary social, emotional, and behavioral skills needed to help them thrive in a classroom setting. [...]

February 28th, 2022|

7 Tips to Help You Raise Independent Kids

If you're like most parents, we often feel like our kids are growing up too fast, and that's perfectly normal. And while we want our  little ones to stay babies forever sometimes, growing up is inevitable. As a parent, the best thing we can do is raise children and equip them with the skills they need in order to become independent and capable adults. Instilling independence in children from an [...]

February 14th, 2022|

Smart Parenting: How to Raise Happy and Well-Rounded Children

Nowadays, our children's aptitude is typically measured by academic performance and standardized test scores. However, as a parent, it's important to remember that success is measured by more than just one’s academic abilities. While it’s important for children to try their best and work hard in school, it’s equally essential that we allow them to cultivate their interests and other skills. As a parent, there are plenty of things you [...]

January 26th, 2022|

8 Tips to Help Kids Improve Their Reading Skills

It's no secret that reading is a critical skill in order to achieve success in many aspects of life. Reading also plays an integral role in each child's intellectual, emotional, and social development. As a parent, it’s important to encourage a love and aptitude for reading at home. However, helping children develop and improve their reading skills can be challenging. Kids may become frustrated as they encounter unfamiliar words, difficult [...]

January 14th, 2022|

8 Fun Learning Activities for Your Preschooler

Being a parent to a preschooler can be an exciting and challenging journey. Children at this age tend to be active and sometimes restless. It might be challenging sometimes to find activities that keep them engaged and entertained. While many of us like to resort to electronics and screen time to help keep  our kids occupied, television and digital devices don’t have to be your only options. In fact, there [...]

December 21st, 2021|

10 Parenting Tips for Setting up Playdates

Learning how to interact and play with other kids is an essential life skill for children to acquire. Playdates are a great way to help enhance the development of your child’s social and emotional skills in a safe and fun environment. As parents, it's important to provide your little one with plenty of opportunities to play with other children. Here are a few tips to help you set up playdates [...]

December 15th, 2021|

7 Reasons Why Kids Need a Digital Detox

In some ways, technology is taking over our lives, and many families are feeling the effects of this trend in their homes. While it can be challenging for parents to control children's exposure to screens, it’s vital that we monitor how much time is being spent on electronic devices, as too much screen time can be detrimental to our children’s development and well-being. This is where the importance of a [...]

November 25th, 2021|

​​5 Tips to Help You Enhance Your Child’s Language Development

While language acquisition is a normal part of child development, it is not always easy to determine whether children are on track when it comes to reaching milestones in this area. Parents may worry that their children are falling behind as compared with their peers. This can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety. However, language development varies greatly among children, which is why parents need to remember that what they consider [...]

November 19th, 2021|

10 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child Ready For a Preschool Learning Center

Starting preschool is a significant and memorable milestone for children. While this transition can be difficult for some kids, it doesn't have to be. Preparing your child ahead of time can make the experience much easier and help your little one feel more comfortable about starting school. Most early child care learning centers provide a combination of activities designed to help children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills at an [...]

October 27th, 2021|

How to Improve your Child’s Social Skills: 10 Tips for Parents

As kids develop, they begin to become more socially mature and aware. Through various experiences, young children learn how to interact with their peers, share toys, and coexist peacefully. It's a wonderful thing when these behaviors start to take shape. But what if your child is not showing interest in playing with others? Luckily, there are a few everyday activities that you can introduce to your children in order to [...]

October 14th, 2021|

4 Benefits of Playdough Activities in Child Development

It’s a fact — most children love playdough. But did you know that what used to be a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s became an educational toy in the 1950s? Playdough is excellent for children of all ages because it’s not only reusable and non-toxic, it’s also fun to play around with during playtime. However, parents have a love-hate relationship with playdough because it can be pretty messy and it [...]

September 26th, 2021|

6 Tips to Handle Toddler Separation Anxiety

When you drop your toddler off at daycare, does your little one cry and scream in frustration every day? If so, it's likely that your little one has toddler separation anxiety. According to Fran Walfish, Psy.D., children declare their independence when they start walking. But that doesn’t mean they're ready to separate from you completely yet.   When you aren't in your toddler's presence, it’s common for your child to feel [...]

September 16th, 2021|

5 Ways to Prevent Screen Time Addiction in Kids

In today's world, we are increasingly saturated by technology. We've all seen families with their heads down, staring at screens while eating dinner, and kids with their eyes glued to a screen while walking home from school. Technology is amazing, and while it offers so many benefits, there are also some drawbacks that parents need to be aware of. Screen time addiction is a serious issue in the digital age. [...]

August 28th, 2021|

How to Make Reading a Habit

Did you know you can impart a love for reading to your children, even if they aren’t old enough to read yet? In this post, we will discuss how to make reading a habit for children starting from a very young age. But before we get to our tips, let's look at why cultivating a love for reading is so beneficial for children. The importance of making reading an enjoyable [...]

August 13th, 2021|

5 Parenting Tips for Improving Toddler Behavior

Parenting toddlers is no easy feat. Toddlers are sometimes infamous for having meltdowns and exhibiting an array of challenging behaviors, none of which happen without reason. Most of these types of behaviors stem from the fact that they often experience frustration and are unable to effectively articulate their feelings and needs. They want to practice independence and freedom but can run into hurdles along the way. Here, we will discuss [...]

July 28th, 2021|

How to Encourage Creative Play in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Play is a vital component of every child's cognitive and social-emotional development. In addition to having fun, play also helps children develop the skills needed to express themselves. When little ones engage in creative play, they are provided with opportunities to learn independence and enrich their developing life skills in self-control, decision-making, and other important areas. As parents, it is our responsibility to encourage our children to engage in activities [...]

July 18th, 2021|

6 Tips to Boost Your Child’s School Readiness

The age at which children start school varies, and some children are more prepared for this transition than others. To get our kids off to the best start possible, we do our best as parents to help make their transition smooth as we prepare them for the new journey that awaits. So how can you help your child be ready for school and ensure that they will be off to [...]

June 29th, 2021|

6 Ways to Encourage Reading in Your Youngster

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills children will need to learn in order to succeed in school and beyond. Reading not only helps enrich children’s developing language and comprehension skills, but it also stimulates their creativity and imagination. When children are exposed to reading from a young age, it expands their vocabulary and encourages analytical thinking. Given the many benefits of reading during childhood, do you think your [...]

June 18th, 2021|

Top 6 Helpful Tips for New Parents

One of the most significant and most exciting milestones in a couple’s life is having a new baby. The first few years of your baby's life are a wonderful time, but they can also be very challenging. Newborns need constant attention and care, which means it can be difficult to find time for yourself. You also need to be ready to embrace both the joys and struggles that come with [...]

June 10th, 2021|

7 Activities that Can Nurture Your Parent-Child Relationship

Parenting is a tough job. No matter what our parenting styles and methods are, we all share a common goal: to raise healthy and happy kids. This is why a healthy parent-child relationship is so important. The kind of relationship you have with your child plays a vital role in developing their character and personality and setting overall future success.  Learn how you can nurture a positive relationship with your [...]

May 30th, 2021|

Top 5 Fun Indoor Activities you can do with the Family

Spending time outdoors is a refreshing activity for the whole family, however in most places it is just not an option at the moment. As the whole world is facing a pandemic, everyone is mandated to stay at home. On the bright side, this could mean a lot of time spent indoors together as a family. If you have kids with short attention spans, being stuck at home could also [...]

March 22nd, 2020|

Importance of Problem Solving Skills  and How to Nurture them in your Child

We all face problems on a daily basis. You, me—our kids aren’t even exempted. Across all different age groups, there rarely is a day when we don’t experience them. Teaching our kids to develop resilience can help as they face these challenges. Practical problem solving skills are just as necessary to teach our kids. The methods needed to resolve problems may require other skills such as creativity, critical thinking, emotional [...]

February 22nd, 2020|

5 Wonderful Benefits of Reading Bedtime Stories to Kids

Reading bedtime stories may be the perfect opportunity to offer some precious time and attention to your child, but did you know that this simple reading activity brings more benefits than simply preparing them to sleep? From their brain development to language skills and vocabulary, reading bedtime stories is an excellent approach to enhance your child’s learning abilities. Delight your child with a good bedtime story or two regularly, and [...]

January 20th, 2020|

7 Practical Life Skills Every Child Needs To Succeed

Let’s face it. We live in an age of convenience. In many ways, this is a good thing. After all, if you’ve ever found yourself confused trying to read a road map (and who hasn’t?), you’ll know what a blessing a GPS device can be. At the same time, certain things in life may be sacrificed for the sake of convenience. Chiefly, life skills. And life skills change with each [...]

December 30th, 2019|

How to Help your Child make Friends in School

Our first childhood friend is someone that we never forget - that friend that we’re so excited to see and have fun with as soon as we get to school; the one that we’re looking forward to having adventures with and invite for playdates at home.  Friends play an important role in the lives of children. Friendships are vital to their social well-being as well as their overall growth and [...]

November 14th, 2019|

Where to Start in Disciplining a Strong Willed Child?

Don’t we all wish raising kids could be as easy as a walk in the park? A child who follows orders promptly, and doesn’t assert nor argue. It’s a dream scenario that all parents have but don’t always get. There is a saying that goes, “Leaders are not born, they are made.”  Yet every now and then, a strong-willed and difficult child can come your way and take your life [...]

October 20th, 2019|

5 Ways on How to Stop Kids from Fighting

Parenting is really hard and it can get frustrating when your kids are constantly fighting. It can make you feel as though you have failed as  a parent. While sibling fights are pretty normal, it can sometimes get out of hand. When it does, they need help to settle their differences before someone gets hurt. We have gathered a few ideas on how to help stop kids from fighting. Let [...]

September 4th, 2019|

How to Raise a Happy Child in Michigan?

Parents always want what’s best for their kids. We all want them to be successful and achieve their goals without having to go through struggles we faced. Kids have different needs and while some have a tendency to be happy, others are just not as motivated. Giving your kids healthy and happy childhood experiences can set them up for success in the future. However, the question of how to raise [...]

August 12th, 2019|

6 Ideas for Managing Screen Time among Your Kids

Let’s admit it. Using mobile devices and screens to keep our kids occupied comes in handy when we need to get through an extremely tight schedule. We let them stay glued to the TV screens so we can finish with meal prep in the kitchen. We let them get engrossed with online games so we can tackle household chores undisturbed. However, there’s also such a thing as too much screen [...]

July 15th, 2019|

What Are Some Good Manners to Teach Children?

You’ve had a long, exciting day. You and your child are taking the train home from the natural history museum. You are sitting beside him, and you're both exhausted. An elderly woman gets onto the train, but there is no seat left for her. You hurriedly arise and offer her your seat. Your son just witnessed you bestowing an act of kindness and respect upon a fellow human being. This [...]

June 17th, 2019|

Early Childhood University Proudly Offers Lifecubby – Learn More!

Early Childhood University proudly offers Lifecubby - a communication tool that allows teachers to share daily activities and reports about each child’s day. Every classroom at Early Childhood University is equipped with iPads that are specifically used for the Lifecubby program. Throughout each day, teachers record special moments, notate important developmental milestones, capture photos of children in action, and build individual child portfolios. All of this information is then [...]

June 4th, 2019|

Meet our Owner

Neena Judge Your child's success is no accident. Neena has proudly owned this center since 1999. Her background is in teaching and she holds two bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree. For Neena, there is nothing more rewarding than watching a child grasp a concept, complete a task, or start reading. It is an honor to guide your children every step of the way in their educational [...]

May 15th, 2019|

How to Manage Your Child’s Temper Tantrums?

We've all been there. Your child's tantrum is in full-force and you want to escape the situation. But there's a way to tame temper tantrums so that they happen less often, and you may even be able to help prevent them. CALM YOURSELF, CALM THEM When your child starts to get out of control, it's important to remain calm. This is easier said than done, as our emotions often get [...]

May 13th, 2019|
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