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Keep the Beat in ECE

Why Teach Children to Keep a Beat? There have been multiple studies that show how music benefits children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Recent studies, though, have shown that kids gain similar skills by learning to keep a beat. A study found in The...

Nutrition in Eearly Childhood Development

The Importance of Childhood Nutrition We all agree that our children's emotional and intellectual health are crucial to their current and future success. We also agree that the right foods play are large role in their physical health and growth. But how does nutrition...

SEL in Early Childhood Education

Social and Emotional Learning Educating students of all ages in math, science, language, and the arts has long been the main focus of school systems. While these are crucial for students to be successful in their education and careers, it does not prepare them to be...

Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Early Literacy It goes without saying that literacy, the ability to read and right, is crucial to being successful in today's world. People need to be able to communicate effectively to achieve their personal, educational, and vocational goals. Would it not follow,...

Thoughts From an ECE Franchisee

Owning an Early Childhood Education Franchise Last week we talked about why owning a franchise is beneficial, and how it can be easier than starting your own business from scratch. We then talked about owning an Early Childhood Education franchise. Owning an ECE...

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"...