05 Apr2018April 6, 2018
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Developing Social Skills at FKS

We believe children gain confidence when they have opportunities to try new things and experience success and failure in a supportive, inclusive environment. They learn independence when they have opportunities to practice self-help skills every day. And they develop empathy when they observe caring adults interacting with others and encouraging children to consider different perspectives....

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Curious About Your Child’s Developmental Milestones?

Your baby learns to talk during his first two years of life. Long before he utters his first word, he’s learning the rules of language and how adults use it to communicate. He’ll begin by using his tongue, lips, palate, and any emerging teeth to make sounds (cries at first, then “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in...

03 Jan2017February 6, 2017
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Are you a good parent!

Are you a good parent!

All parents on here have times when they question what they are doing. They wonder if they are being a “good parent”. Criteria for good parent. Are you acting out of love? Are you trying to do your best? Do you question what you are doing? Do you seek out advice and try to learn...

06 Jan2016February 6, 2017
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RX for Healthy Kids

RX for Healthy Kids

You did your research carefully and picked a clean and sanitary childcare center. Then why is your child still getting sick all the time? Here are some reasons children in high quality programs occasionally become ill: • Children who enter group care, pill whether as infants, pill kindergartners, look or somewhere in between, will be...

02 Dec2015February 6, 2017
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Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Waiting can be hard for children and adults. What can you and your child do to have fun and learn while waiting for your food to arrive in a restaurant, story for the bus to come, or in a long line at the store? Try playing one of these word games. It can make the time...

05 Sep2015February 6, 2017
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Preschool Notes

Preschool Notes

Welcome back to another school year! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited for another year filled with fun, sale laughter and learning. Each month we will explore many different themes and incorporate the alphabet, medical numbers, math, colors and shapes into our days. During this time we will focus on...

17 Aug2015February 6, 2017
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Tips for Easing Back into the School Year!

Tips for Easing Back into the School Year!

Adjust Sleep Schedules. Most school-age children function best with 8-11 hours of sleep, more for teens. Figure out what time your child needs to wake up in order to have stress-free schoolday mornings, and work backwards from there to find an appropriate bedtime. Blackout shades or curtains help during the September nights when the sun stays...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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What Does NAEYC Mean?

What Does NAEYC Mean?

FKS takes every opportunity to recognize the following guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  1. Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth.  2. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social. 3. Use developmentally,...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Do you know someone that has a child with ASD?  Well, let’sfast forward 15 years!  Who will they be?  What will they do?  How will they get there?  Sally Burton Hoyle is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Sally coordinates Autism Area programs and is the Director of the...

25 Feb2015March 6, 2018
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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Most parents underestimate what their kids are able to do. Keep in mind that a child who has mastered a complicated computer game can easily run the dishwasher.  In general,  preschoolers can handle one or two simple one-step or two-step jobs. Older children can manage more. And, as your children grow up and get busy,...