Teaching Children Independence And Self Care

As a single mom, I found myself always doing chores and answering the wants and needs of my child. I was too busy caring for the home to focus on play time or family time. I’ve seen the posts and memes about chores can wait. However, a cluttered house clutters my...
Why is play important?

Why is play important?

Play is important for children because it helps them develop social emotional skills. They get to use their creativity while developing imagination, dexterity, physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. It is also important for healthy brain development. Children...

Why Routines are Important

Routines are important because they help children understand the balance between enjoyable and functional tasks. When children have a consistent schedule and daily routine it prepares them for a predictable day and reminds them that they are safe, secure, and loved....
Zooming with Three Year Olds

Zooming with Three Year Olds

Let’s face it! Being in quarantine is hard on everyone. Now, imagine your child’s teacher wants to have zoom sessions with your child. If your child is older, this is a doable request. If you have a three-year-old, you are probably thinking “this teacher is nuts”. The...
Building Relationships in a COVID World

Building Relationships in a COVID World

Since returning to Partners in Learning this past September, I have enjoyed getting to know all the children and their families. The faces I knew in the spring had changed when I returned from being furloughed. Some familiar faces had grown and moved classes while...
5 Self-Care Strategies for Working Moms

5 Self-Care Strategies for Working Moms

5 Self-Care Strategies for Working Moms By: Heather Fidler  The day my first daughter was born, my life forever changed, and I felt I had to start acting like “a mom”, or at least what I thought one was.  I spent so much time soaking up every possible moment with the...