Early Childhood Education

Why Children Need Math Skills Before Reading Skills

Most parents know that reading to their children will benefit their future academics. However, new research indicates that math skills are more important than reading in predicting future academic success. In fact, experts are now advising that early math skills should take priority in early childhood classrooms over reading. Here is what the research studies […]

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How Science Benefits Young Children

Children are born ready to understand the world around them. As they grow, they become more and more capable of pushing and pulling objects, rolling and bouncing balls, and asking questions.  While children can learn many scientific concepts on their own (like gravity and buoyancy), adults can aid in satisfying and growing their curiosity. Further,

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The Science Behind Reading to Young Children

All parents instinctively know there are benefits of reading to our children, but it’s hard to find time to read in the rush of the day! Between your job, social engagements, grocery shopping, sports practice, homework, and household duties, reading seems more of an inconvenience than a delight. However, research shows how important it is

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Daycare vs. Home Childcare–What’s the Difference?

Choosing a childcare option can be overwhelming. If you’re comparing daycare and home childcare, here are a few main differences. What Is Daycare? Daycares are usually larger businesses, with classrooms divided by age. Many daycares have classrooms divided into infant (0-12 months), toddler (12-24 months), two’s, three’s/pre-K, kindergarten, and school-aged children.  Depending on enrollment, classes

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A Day in the Life: Penguin Crossing Academy

When someone else is watching your child, it’s easy to wonder what occupies your child’s time. Are they learning? Getting physical activity? Making friends? Eating nutritious meals? Here’s what your child experiences at Penguin Crossing Academy. Special Activities Just like adults, children want to try new and exciting things. That’s why our teachers provide a

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