Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines for Babies from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released updates to its guidelines for safe sleep for infants. As in the 2016 guidelines, infants should always sleep in a crib or […]

Why Choose a 5 Day Early Childhood Program?

Choosing an early childhood program for your child can seem daunting and amongst those decisions is how many days to enroll. If your work schedule doesn’t require 5 days, why […]

What Does Accreditation Mean for Early Childhood Education Programs?

Natick has 19 licensed early childhood programs, but only 3 of those are accredited by the NAEYC Did you know that there are 19 licensed early childhood programs located in […]

What’s Happening in Preschool?

Check our what’s happening in our Preschool 1 class this January. The children are excited that the theme is “Winter Wonderland” – they have been talking about winter, and they […]

How to Raise a Caring Child: Start Early

As we gear up for our Annual Tobin Family Volunteer Fair (taking place on Saturday, November 3), we would like to reflect on the role of community service and young […]

How to Support Your Child’s Executive Function Skills

According to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, “Executive function and self-regulation are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks […]

How to Make Drop-Off Easier for You and Your Child

Whether you are starting a new school or transitioning your child to a new classroom, every parent wants drop-off time to be a positive experience. After welcoming thousands of young […]

5 Tips to Build a Strong Parent Educator Partnership

The old adage says, “it takes a village to raise a child”. But with more and more dual full-time working parents, family members far away, and the increasingly fast pace […]

Learning Science in an Early Childhood Classroom

If you aren’t a science lover, thinking about science education might make you think of memorizing the periodic table for a high school chemistry exam, dissecting frogs or earthworms in […]

Teaching Your Child Resilience

What do you say when your child says, This is too hard? Part of growing is learning how to rise to a challenge, overcoming adversity at times, to get something […]