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How do I teach my child about diversity?

Experts say the best time to begin teaching a child about accepting differences in people is when they first start asking questions about why people are different. Often, a child may ask a question out loud that may be embarrassing to a parent or caregiver. But rather than trying to quiet the child, it can be an opportunity to help the child understand and respect the differences and similarities that we all share.

By ABC Quality Team on October 6, 2020

How do I know if my child is too sick to go to school?

As any parent or caregiver knows all too well, almost every child has his or her fair share of colds and coughs, stomach aches, and other illnesses that are a normal part of childhood. But knowing whether a child is too sick to go to daycare or school can be a tough call.

By ABC Quality Team on September 29, 2020

What are the benefits of sending my child to daycare?

For parents and caregivers—married or single—who are trying to juggle the many needs of a growing family while also trying to work or go to school, daycare is one of the most beneficial options you can choose for your child.

By ABC Quality Team on September 22, 2020

What Are Tips to Consider When Choosing a Daycare Provider?

Whether you choose a licensed child-care provider, a registered faith-based center, or family home care, parents and caregivers have a lot to consider when choosing a daycare provider for their child. From safety concerns to staff credentials to meal plans and costs, there are many important things on a checklist when considering what center to choose.

By ABC Quality Team on September 15, 2020

How do I help my child stop a bad habit?

From thumb sucking to nose picking, childhood often involves habits that may be thought of as “bad.” But even good children have so-called bad habits and they typically are used by children as coping strategies to help soothe such emotions and feelings as stress, boredom, insecurity, frustration, or unhappiness. The good news is that most of these behaviors are just phases—not serious medical or psychological conditions—and most children soon outgrow them.

By ABC Quality Team on September 8, 2020