Jan 4, 2016 10:36:28 AM

Using Technology in Your Early Childhood Education Setting

Childcare | Edtech | Preschool | Daycare | ECE
Technology in early childhood education?? Don’t our little ones already see us glued to our devices and screens enough? Don’t they already get exposed to too much technology too soon? We more than understand if you’re skeptical. But hear us out. When you hear ...
Dec 3, 2015 12:12:46 PM

2015 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo Recap

Childcare | Edtech | NAEYC | Preschool | Business | Daycare | ECE
Two weeks ago we made our inaugural trip to the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference & expo in Orlando. What an inspiring & collaborative experience! The theme of this year’s event was “The Power of the ...
Nov 11, 2015 12:13:50 PM

Why Early Education Matters

Business | Daycare | ECE | Parents
  What's early education? In the U.S., we tend to think about education as starting when kids enter kindergarten. For the most part, it’s the entry into our public school system and, for many kids, it’s the start of their first full-day program. Our systems, ...
Nov 9, 2015 7:35:30 PM

Brightwheel to Sponsor the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

NAEYC | Daycare | ECE
  Drumroll, please: We’re very excited to announce that we’re heading to Orlando next week to be a part of the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo! We will be exhibiting at booth #240, so come by and say howdy! At the expo, we’re thrilled to be the lead sponsor ...
Oct 15, 2015 12:17:56 PM

The Importance of Play

Daycare | ECE | Parents
To quote the inimitable Fred Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood.” In recent years the importance of play for the youngest learners has been threatened by the pressure to develop kindergarten readiness in preschool. Common core has set the stage for ...
Jul 27, 2015 11:07:14 AM

New Proposal to Increase Quality of Head Start Programs

Childcare | Daycare | ECE
  Last month Head Start announced a new proposal to rewrite its program standards to better align with current early education research. Since 1965, the program has served over 30 million children in all 50 states, providing much needed access to child care ...
Jun 30, 2015 9:55:31 PM

Types of Preschool Programs - Preschool Curriculum

Preschool | Daycare | ECE | Parents
Seems like only yesterday your little one was just a twinkle in your eye–and now it’s already time to start looking for a preschool. (Although in some markets, the time to start looking at preschools is precisely at the twinkle-in-your-eye stage, but that’s ...
Jun 30, 2015 9:39:37 PM

Top 5 Tools for Parents with Tots in Daycare/Preschool

Edtech | Preschool | Business | ECE | Parents
As the parent of a wee one, you might have a love-hate relationship with technology. On the one hand the convenience of your smartphone is undeniable, but at the same time you want to limit screen time for your child. Maybe you already have a bunch of apps on ...
Jun 9, 2015 10:01:25 PM

Preschool Age: When Do Kids Start Preschool?

Preschool | ECE | Parents
Most preschools start accepting kids around the age of 2.5 to 3 years old, but since every child is different, this isn’t a magic number. Preschool readiness really depends more on developmental factors than chronological age. Is your little one physically, ...
Jun 6, 2015 10:04:07 PM

Your Child’s Development in Preschool

Preschool | ECE | Parents
As the parent of a preschooler, expect to be constantly amazed at how your kiddo is changing daily from his experiences at school. Every day he’ll come home with new skills, new stories, new ideas–you’ll barely be able to keep track. Buckle up: These are ...
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