Monthly Archives: October 2013

Six Sensory Play Ideas with Halloween Spirit

By |October 25th, 2013|

Sensory play and experiences are extremely important to a young child’s ever-growing mind and body. The development of fine motor skills, coordination, and balance depends on interactions with the world on an intimate level, allowing children to use all of their senses to explore and understand the environment around them. These are six of our […]

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

By |October 22nd, 2013|

Has your child ever felt like he or she doesn’t fit in or belong? Spookley the Square Pumpkin can relate, since he is the only square pumpkin in a patch full of round pumpkins. This October teach your child that it is okay to be different, but not okay to make fun of others for […]

Six Steps to Choosing Child Care

By |October 21st, 2013|

The search to find a child care provider that suits your family’s needs can be overwhelming, time consuming, and frustrating. Here are six steps to choosing child care that we’ve compiled to ease the process:

1.  Start Early!

Whether you are a first time parent or have been down the road before, finding the right child care […]

Pumpkin Patch Possibilities

By |October 17th, 2013|

The foggy mornings and falling leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Even though pumpkins can be found just about anywhere this time of year, […]

Introducing Pearl Duck Autism Center

By |October 16th, 2013|

Not all children grow and develop physically, mentally, and emotionally alike. Some children may struggle with social and emotional connections, cognitive or physical barriers, or behavioral problems, which can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for parents and child care providers who aren’t sure how to cope. Studies show that early assessment and detection of a […]

Getting to Know Lane County Child Care

By |October 11th, 2013|

Trusting someone else to watch your child can be an extremely difficult part of being a parent. There are many factors that go into locating the best quality care for your child, and each individual family wants or needs something different from their ideal child care provider.  It’s important to know what options exist for […]

Happy, Healthy Halloween Treats!

By |October 9th, 2013|

Halloween can be a tough holiday to make healthy, since we all know the primary focus of the day, and maybe even the month for your kids, is CANDY! However, despite the traditional notion that Halloween is a time of sweet treats and sugar rushes, we have put together 7 of our favorite ideas from […]