The Benefits of Boredom for Children and its Relationship to Curiosity and Creativity

From sporting events to iPads, children are bombarded with stimuli from their environment. In this digital age, children’s downtime is filled with television or other digital devices that offer entertainment that can stunt imagination and cognitive growth. As a mom, I want my children happy and active, of course, but as an educator and development… Read more

Back to School

What is really happening during this time, and its impact on children’s development? Back to school is among us, and to parents it can mean different things. For parents of older children, it means back to routines that help shape their daily lives, provide the social interactions that they need to be well rounded people,… Read more

Benefits of our S.T.E.A.M. Program

Education and teaching tools are always evolving, so it is up to school leaders to decipher what is simply a trend, and what is true innovation. Over the past several years S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs have boomed, reaching every level of the education field, from preschool to college. Even more recently, S.T.E.A.M. programs… Read more

Building Confidence

We all want our children and students to be confident. But what does confident mean, and how do we purposefully instill it in children? Confidence is an attribute of emotional intelligence that means a person can trust in someone, or feel certain about something because it is tried and true. As one might imagine, this… Read more

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to adapt to one’s environment; to build social skills needed to navigate successfully and relate to others in ways that are meaningful. For young children, emotions tend to dictate how they feel and interact, moment by moment. As a parent and teacher it is our responsibility to guide children toward… Read more

Building Independence

Greetings, Crème Community! We just celebrated the 4th of July and now we are looking forward to Back to School in the Fall. One common theme here is independence. Fostering independence is important for young children to develop a sense of self, responsibility and citizenship. There are several ways teachers and parents can help children… Read more

Summer Safety

It’s Summer and if you are like most parents, safety is on your mind. There are many things to be extra aware of this time of year, such as: pool safety, sun protection and hot car precautions. These are all paramount to children’s safety, but I want to add to it by introducing a simple… Read more

Friendship and Its Impact on Young Children

On National Friendship Day we are celebrating all of the wonderful friends your children have made here at Crème de la Crème. From a theoretical perspective, friendship plays a very important role in the cognitive development of young children. Lev Vygotsky (1978), the forefather of the Social Cognitive Theory, had a very progressive and thought-provoking… Read more

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