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The Importance of Literacy Programs for Young Learners

From day one, a child’s brain begins forming connections that build the foundation for learning. Literacy programs are essential for children as they grow and approach the stages of entering school as such programs will teach them vocabulary and how to listen, understand, and express themselves. Continue Reading


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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The Importance of Early Childhood Education Programs

A child’s early years are the foundation that provides a strong base for their future development. Studies emphasize the importance of early childhood education as an essential for learning abilities and setting the stage for future success in school and beyond. Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs have been recognized as a crucial basis for a child’s brain development and learning. ECE programs can have a huge impact on a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. Continue Reading


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


Do Infants Need a Curriculum?

Although infants may not have a schedule filled with math, science, or English classes, Harbor Child Care structures their day with interactive activities and other learning opportunities. Learn more about how your infant could be spending their time with us.

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Projects and Holidays Galore! How to keep track, keep up and enjoy them!

Here’s how to keep track, keep up and enjoy everything!

There’s no denying that the calendar is chock full of holidays and special celebrations. Acknowledging these are an important and fun part of early childhood education, but can sometimes add stress to working parents who already have a more than full schedule.
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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

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