Teaching children independent skills is a major part of their development, but it is not always easy and can be stressful at times.
It comes as no surprise that starting your child’s reading journey early will set them up for success in the future.
Check out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Let’s stay healthy together. Join us while we focus on creating better habits and a positive lifestyle for mind and body.
This blog will take you through different books that you can read to your first child to make the transition easier for everyone.
Struggling with your child at bedtime? Feel like you have done everything, but your bundle of joy will not go to sleep? This is the blog for you.
Welcome to the wonderful world of preschool! Anyone count down the days til their child’s first day?
Dear CMP, My daughter always has a hard time adjusting to daylight savings time changes. Do you have any suggestions for making the transition easier? Sincerely, Not Looking Forward to […]
Candy, candy, candy! Hearts abound this time of year, whether it’s chocolate, conversation, or marshmallow. Breaking, or not starting on, the sugar train can be a challenge. With food allergies on the rise and growing research supporting the negative effects of sugar on the growing brain, many parents and schools are encouraging non-edible Valentine treats. Checking out the party favor aisle is often a simple and cost-effective way to round up 12-24 similar pint-sized items.
Creating and implementing an effective nap routine is sometimes easier said than done. Especially if your little one is refusing to take a nap.
Learning how to use scissors is an important skill, it helps children develop the fine motor strength needed to use a pencil. Strong fine motor skills help children as they begin to learn how to write, and are the foundation for gripping and manipulating objects.
Children usually bite to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. Trying to figure out the underlying cause of the biting will often lead you to the best strategy to extinguish this normal, but undesirable behavior.
After 3 children and 7 ½ years of drop-offs and pickups, tears and laughs, field trips and splash days, I thought it might be a good idea to share some of the things I learned along the way.
Let’s normalize lice so that all parents know what to look for and are comfortable for informing others when their children have it so we can stop spreading it.
I often get questions from parents in passing about what they should plant in their gardens with their children. I love these questions but figured that my quick responses at pick-up and drop-off could be expanded upon. So here goes!
For the past three weeks, the children at CMP have been working very hard on a special project for their Mom’s for Mothers Day. Some drew pictures, others designs and most of them chose Mom’s favorite colors! The wood and photos dry clear and are a timeless piece of art that Mom can display forever!
I first encountered Gigi Schweikert at a childcare conference. She is hilarious and is super easy to relate to as an educator and a mother. She is very down to […]
Interview with Norm How did you get started in drumming with Children? I’ve been a professional musician for thirty years. Drumming and percussion were my main instruments. When I had […]
I attended Carmel Mountain Preschool. I’ve worked at CMP since 2007, and I know the teachers are amazing. The first day of school is still hard. Leaving my baby boy, […]