Childcare News

IN MANY AMERICAN FAMILIES today, the traditional role of the father as breadwinner while the mother stayed home and reared the children is nothing more than a memory of the past. Women in the millions are pursuing careers, many more millions, in light of current economic realities, must work because two incomes are necessary to sustain families today. There are also many more single parent families today than ever before.

As a result, too many children today find themselves lacking in proper early child care that cannot give them the love and stimulation they need to develop their emotional and mental needs at the most crucial time in their lives, the first few years.

This page in our website is devoted to current articles that we hope will be of interest in improving the quality of early child care. We hope you will find them interesting and we invite your comments in our CONTACT US page.

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO TOILET TRAIN THE CHILD?

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME to begin to train your child to use the potty? It’s a question that most parents grapple with as their child begins toddling around the house with his diaper hanging down around his knees. Is it too soon to begin training now and will it create undue anxiety in the […]

HOW CAN YOU JUDGE A GOOD CHILD CARE CENTER

WITH MORE AND MORE WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE – as the need for two incomes is a reality in most families – the search for high quality child care becomes an essential factor for them.   According to a 1998 study of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – as quoted by […]

PLAY IS JUST MORE THAN FUN AND GAMES

WHEN ADULTS WATCH CHILDREN PLAY THEY USUALLY HAVE TWO REACTIONS. They look on and say to themselves, “How cute they are,” and think it’s really nice to be able just to engage in aimless fun. Or they try to intervene and Children showing creativity through play instruct the child on how some toy works or […]

NEW HARVARD REPORT CITES URGENCY IN EARLY CHILD CARE

“EARLY CHILDHOOD IS A TIME OF GREAT PROMISE and rapid change when the architecture of the developing brain is most open to the influence of relationships and experiences. Yet, at the same time, significant disadvantages in the life circumstances of young children can undermine their development, limit their future economic and social mobility, and threaten the […]

A PROGRAM TO HELP MOTHERS BOND WITH THEIR INFANTS

by Nettie Becker (This article is reprinted from the official newsletter of the American Dance Therapy Association, Volume 46, Issue 4, Winter 2012) ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS we learn in the field of infant and childcare is the importance of making eye contact during dyadic interactions between mother and child, the first building block toward the […]

INSECURE ATTACHMENT AND THE DISTRESS OF ADVERSITY

By Nettie Becker She was only four months old but a problem was already apparent – one that would probably have consequences as she grew into adulthood. Susan and her mother were in an infant and parent session in one of the Family Place programs I conduct at local public libraries in Nassau County, New […]

SPECIAL MENTION

READ, READ, READ TO THEM – Update, July 29 We know you’ve heard it before but it’s worth repeating over and over again. Reading to children, even almost from birth is a very important part of their brain development and their later success. Of course, when they are infants, they won’t understand it but reading […]