No One Will Play With Me

No One Will Play With Me

It is hard when children come home from preschool or daycare forlorn and reporting that they didn’t have a great day with their friends. We imagine that while we work, they’re having a blast in school, running, playing, safe and happy. However, most parents are familiar with the experience of picking up a child from…

Child care in Paramus

How Can Children Help?

At what age can children be expected to contribute to household duties? Why should they be expected to contribute to household duties? Many parents of young children wonder when it’s time to, or appropriate to assign simple chores. Some parents are worried that they are putting too much on their children to ask them to…

Edgewater Day Care Halloween celebration

Too Many Treats

From October until mid April there is a constant trickle of candy and sugar related festivities at every turn. As soon as the Halloween candy is gone, the Thanksgiving cakes, pies, and cookies appear. Shortly after that the Hanukkah gelt and Christmas candy arrive. Just when the last of it has finally been exercised from…

Hoboken daycare, importance of doll play and child's brain development

Why Doll Play is Good For Every Child

Few toys for preschool age children carry as much controversy as a doll. While most people don’t give a second thought to girls playing with dolls, including dressing, feeding, and walking them in strollers, some adults are absolutely incensed at the idea of boys doing the same. Some adults feel the need to protect boys…

Growing our NJ kids in Hoboken, Paramus, east Rutherford

Prime Time Early Learning Centers Embraces the Grow NJ Kids Quality Assurance Program

Research shows that children who are in high quality child care and early learning programs when they are young are better prepared for kindergarten with better reading skills, more math skills and larger vocabularies. Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System, is New Jersey’s state program to raise the quality of child care…

Paramus Day care epigenetic brain development

Epigenetic Brain Development in Children

Adapted from NAEYC article by Jack Wright, 2017 Biological science research during the last 20 years has offered educators and parents dramatic changes in our understanding of child development. One key change is it is generally accepted that the debate over nature versus nurture appears over.  We now understand epigenetic adaptation: how a child’s nurturing…

Summercamp for kids in Paramus, edgewater, east Rutherford, hoboken

The Best Reasons To Send Your Young Kids To Camp

At camp, children: Make new friends– Camp is the place where kids make new friends. Free from the social hierarchies and expectations that develop at home, every child arrives at camp as their own person, with no family history or expectations as who they are or should be.  Camp encourages kids to relax, be themselves…

Early childhood education in edgewater NJ

Professional Educational Updates for Early Childhood Providers

When we discuss the importance of play as a young child’s primary vehicle for learning, it is important to be knowledgeable of the huge body of research that has been done in major universities around the world about early brain development, how young children learn, and how we can improve the way we support the…

Teaching Children Gardening at Hoboken Day Care

Teaching Kids to Garden Teaches Them So Much More!

When we talk about “gardening” with children, we are embracing a whole variety of concepts and lessons that are important to growing minds. Gardening is the coming together of the four parts of our world; earth, water, air and the miracle of life! When you teach children to garden, you teach them about soil and…