Jan 9, 2018 4:04:38 PM

Brightwheel to Appear on New Shark Tank Episode!

Teacher | Business | Daycare | Parents
Happy new year, brightwheel community! We are thrilled to announce that we’re appearing on a brand new episode of ABC’s Shark Tank! Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 14th 9pm EST/PST 8pm CST, and tune in to catch up on all that has happened since we ...
Apr 17, 2016 3:52:34 PM

Brightwheel to Appear on Shark Tank!

Preschool | Teacher | Business | Daycare | Parents
We are beyond thrilled to announce we’re appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 29th, and tune in to see us face the sharks. It’s a dream come true for us to be able to tell our story to Shark Tank’s primetime audience of ...
Apr 9, 2016 2:46:16 PM

The Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Preschool | Teacher | Parents
Here at brightwheel we appreciate teachers every single day. But next week is the “official” Teacher Appreciation Day, and a chance to recognize the tireless and important work those in the profession do. From daycare providers to high school science ...
Jan 4, 2016 10:07:07 PM

10 Tips for Healthy Eating in Daycare

Daycare | Parents
Your little one is growing by leaps and bounds, both physically and mentally. It’s your job to make sure he’s got enough nutrient-rich calories in his body that will help him keep up on the playground. Of course that can be easier said than done, as this age ...
Jan 4, 2016 9:58:12 PM

What to Ask on a Daycare Center Tour

Daycare | ECE | Parents
Finding the right daycare center for your little one is no small feat. You’re looking for a safe, nurturing environment that will meet all the social, emotional, developmental, and academic needs of your child. Sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be if you’re ...
Jan 4, 2016 8:14:54 PM

Top Tips for Potty Training with your Daycare Center or Preschool

Daycare | Parents
  Potty training is a dreaded task, but you’re lucky to be sharing the responsibility with your daycare center. Think about it: Unless you yourself have 20 children, your daycare providers undoubtedly know way more about potty training than you do. In fact, ...
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, ...
Oct 26, 2015 7:31:01 PM

How to Get Kids to Talk About the School Day

Daycare | Parents
  Here’s the setting: You just picked your daughter up from preschool, you buckle her in the car seat and head towards home. You: “What did you learn at school today?” Kid: Blank stare out the window. You: “Well, what did you do at school?” Kid: “What’s for ...
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 ...
Sep 25, 2015 10:03:42 AM

How to Keep Child Care Families Happy

Childcare | Business | Parents
  As a child care administrator, you not only have to keep your kiddos happy, but their families as well.  After all, word of mouth is one of the top ways parents find a childcare facility. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ...
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