Jan 9, 2018 4:04:38 PM

Brightwheel to Appear on New Shark Tank Episode!

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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 11, 2016 1:22:32 PM

Why Early Education Matters

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A child’s early years are astonishingly important. Consider this fact alone: 85% of brain development happens in the first three years of life. Furthemore, pre-k childcare and education provide important building blocks, including physical, social, and ...
Jan 4, 2016 10:07:07 PM

10 Tips for Healthy Eating in Daycare

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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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 ...
Aug 11, 2015 1:32:50 PM

Childcare & Your Taxes: Optimizing Tax Credits

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Did you know how expensive childcare was going to be? For some, it might not even seem worth it to go back to work, depending on your income level. According to Care.com, the average family spends $18,000 a year on childcare. But the good news is that you are ...
Jun 30, 2015 9:55:31 PM

Types of Preschool Programs

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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 ...
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