Choosing the Right Daycare Center

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Choosing the Right Daycare Center Looking for a daycare center that you can trust? Whether looking for a pre-school, nursery or daycare, every parent is probably a bit nervous about finding appropriate childcare. Though most childcare centers will have your child’s best interest in mind, it is still important to do your research ahead of time as the best centers …

If You Are Expecting, It’s Not Too Early to Start Looking for Child Care

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If You Are Expecting, It’s Not Too Early to Start Looking for Child Care. If you’re expecting and worried about when you need to start looking for child care, the answer is probably going to be “yesterday.” Child care centers, pre-schools, and nursery schools in the U.S. fill up early. But sometimes it seems there are so many — or …

Lumbering for Letters!

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              Our preschool friends in Canandaigua love to be active, so we find creative ways to get them moving.  In the activity, “Lumbering for Letters,” our friends would lumber like a bear to find “food,” which was a letter, to bring back to the cave. During this movement center, the preschool children are practicing …

Toddler Food Art!

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Art is always a favorite of our toddler friends at the Henrietta Center!  Since we do art every day we like to be creative and keep it interesting.  When our theme was Healthy Food, why not paint with fruit and vegetables instead of brushes?  We used broccoli with green paint, carrots with orange paint, apples with red paint, grapes with …

Future Olympians!

The infants at the Canandaigua Center love practicing their balancing skills! They will climb on the mats and stand on different materials to practice balancing. One of the infants’ favorite activities is creating a wide balance beam out of giant wooden blocks. They will step up on the blocks and practice walking across them with the support of a teacher, …

Snack Helpers!

Miss Gina, our Kitchen Manager at the Henrietta Center, occasionally chooses a child or two to help pass out the afternoon snack!  The children love helping and get very excited if they are chosen to be the helper!  They even get to wear an apron! The children learn so much while doing this activity!  Miss Gina discusses what the snack …

Going on a Bear Hunt!

              The song “Going on a Bear Hunt” is a hit in one of the toddler rooms in Greece.  After paying attention to what the teacher was doing, the toddlers were quick to catch on in doing the movements and singing the song.  Listening and following directions are acquired skills.  Sing-a-long songs are fun …

Playing Uno!

The Greece preschool children enjoy playing Uno with their teacher.  It is during this time that they engage in conversations; they discuss the rules of the game, settle disputes, talk about colors, and focus on counting.  Children are very competitive in the preschool room and like to see their teacher draw two or more cards from the middle stack!  This …

Ball Pit Fun!

The Canandaigua infants love playing in the ball pit. They will dive in and have fun. They love to swim and crawl through the balls. They even have fun tossing the balls around. Ball pits provide children with a number of opportunities to foster learning. Playing in a ball pit allows the children to strengthen their muscles. Throwing and rolling …

Summer surprise!

Every August Miss Shannon, our Director, plans an end of the summer surprise. This year she rented a bounce house with a slide! The children are amazed when they see the large, colorful bounce house come to life on the playground (they also like watching it deflate)! We’re so happy we have a large grassy area that can accommodate it. …