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Tips to Help Parents Support Their Child’s Learning Journey

When parents are involved in their child’s education, they can help support their child’s learning and development skills. However, sometimes it can be difficult for parents to find ways that they can engage in their child’s education. Here are some tips for parents to help support their children’s learning.

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Why Healthy Foods are Important for Children

Tips to Help Your Child Eat Healthy

As children grow and develop it’s important to introduce them to healthy foods, including a variety of fruits and vegetables at a young age. Fresh produce provides the important nutrients – vitamins, fiber, and minerals – which are essential in brain development and strong bones and teeth. The more colorful fruits and veggies you add to your child’s meals, the healthier their growth and development will be.

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Finding Quality Child Care – What Sets Harbor Apart?

Serving Long Island communities for decades, Harbor Child Care is committed to providing families with the highest quality early childhood education programs. This post highlights some of the recent testimonials we have received from parents.

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Parent-Teacher Partnership: Fostering a Collaborative Educational Journey

One of the most rewarding experiences is to expose your child to the joys and benefits of early childhood education. It’s an invaluable time when children quickly learn that they are part of a community, that they need to share with and care about others, and that there are social norms to follow for the benefit of all. These elements are only heightened when parents and teachers work closely in tandem to foster a child’s potential early on. For young children, this is a time of great exploration and when they start to develop a sense of self. When surrounded by people who care deeply for them both at home and in the classroom, it only serves to help them to thrive in every setting. Continue Reading


The Impact of Field Trips on Child Development

An important aspect of early childhood education is the opportunity for children to participate in field trips. There are many reasons why these expeditions are so important to a child’s overall growth and development, and here we have shared a few. Continue Reading


Strengthening the Child/Parent Bond – How to Make Pick-ups and Drop Offs Go Smoother

For many working parents the process of dropping off or picking up their child can be stressful, but we have gathered some time tested tips to help this process go smoother. Continue Reading


Reading Recommendations for Soon-To-Be Kindergarteners

Starting kindergarten is a big step in your child’s life. It can be a significant adjustment for a child to make the transition from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten. In this post, we provide some of our favorite books you can read with your child to help them during this exciting time.

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Exploring Diversity: 5 Engaging Books for Your Child’s Library

Reading is associated with more benefits for early learners than we can count. This post focuses on some of the best children’s books that embrace diversity.

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Learning Through Experience: How Fun Trips & Visits Enhance Education

At Harbor Child Care, many of our early childhood education programs incorporate field trips and presentations from pillars of our community. These real-world interactions help children learn in new and fun ways, encouraging the development of new skills and mental growth.

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How Play-Based Learning Enhances Child Development

As we discussed in our previous post, Learning Through Play: Play-Based Education in Early Childhood, play-based learning helps children develop skills that last a lifetime. Learn more about how play-based learning helps prepare children to succeed in the 21st century.

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