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The Early Childhood Education Franchise

Why You Should Own a Franchise Many of us dream of owning our own business. Being our own boss. Using your business to benefit your community. Let's be honest, though-starting and running your own business can be extremely stressful and difficult. How do we properly...

Quality After School Programs

Why an After School Program? Many of us do not want to send our children to after school programs. If it were up to us, we would be picking our kids up from school everyday or waiting for them at home with a fresh snack. In today's world, though, that simply isn't...

The Value of Kindergarten

Kindergarten is Valuable Many studies have shown the importance of kindergarten; however, as of 2014, only 15 states have made kindergarten mandatory (huffingtonpost.com). When we see that so few states require students to attend kindergarten, it can be easy to...

The Importance of Quality Preschool

Why Preschool is Crucial The benefits of preschool have been discussed intensely over the years. From better preparing kids for kindergarten to improving the success rate all the way through college, many studies have shown that a quality preschool education can be...

Toddlers in Preschool

Is Preschool Good for Toddlers? For decades, the benefits of preschool for little ones has been discussed, studied, and analyzed. After all of these studies, "Childhood experts agree: Attending a high-quality program prepares kids for kindergarten and beyond"...

Infants in Preschool

Look, we understand. You've been at home with your new baby for a few months, and you're hesitant to send them to preschool. Unfortunately, though, many reading this have to go back to work at some point. My goal here is to put your mind at ease (as much as possible),...

Socialization in ECE

Early Socialization We all want our children to have friends, to understand how to interact with others, and ultimately be successful members of society. A large part of our children achieving these goals is giving them the opportunity to socialize with children and...

ECE and Foreign Language

Children and Foreign Languages When I was in high school, we had some family friends come to visit that I had never met before. They had two young girls, about 3 and 5 years old. As I talked with them, I found out that the 5 year-old girl was just as fluent in French...

Dance in Early Childhood Education

Dance Educates the Whole Child When they are young, most children love to dance. They don't care that people might be watching them. They don't worry that they might look stupid, or that others might judge them. They simply dance for the joy of it. But, in many cases,...

Drama and Whole Child Education

Drama and Academic Well-Being Drama is something that is a large part of junior high and high school curriculums. They study the classics: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. When we talk about drama and Early Childhood Education (ECE) within Building Kidz, though,...