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A Good Night Sleep

by Cynthia Parker-M ED. Children need their sleep for healthy growth.  A newborn needs up to 18 hours of sleep per day (including naps) while a five year old still need up to 11 hours per day.  Developing healthy sleephabits

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Trying to get it all done at home

by Cynthia Parker-M.ED. With young children, working to get simple tasks such as a meal prepped, the dishwasher loaded or bills paid can seem like a daunting task.  Sure, you can do some of it after your child goes to

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Saying Goodbye with a Smile

t is quite normal for children to tear up and feel sad when saying goodbye to a parent at drop off.   In fact, often children will grow out of this phase and then fall back into it when they become

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Holiday Stress

How would you describe the holiday season for your family; joyous, rushed, exciting, festive, frazzled?  It can certainly be all of the above, and parents of young children are particularly aware and impacted by the pace of the holiday season.

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Reading and Your Child

March is National Literacy month and every year Next Generation Children’s Centers marks it with a week-long Dr. Seuss celebration!  Each year we read classic Seuss tales (you probably remember them as a child) to ALL of our classrooms –

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Kindergarten Results

We recently asked the parents of some of our graduates from our Westford Kindergarten program how things were going post-NGCC and here are some of the wonderful responses our Director Sandie Leger received: Ella is off to a great start

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Simple Fun on a Warm Day

By  Cynthia Parker, VP of Training & Curriculum Sometimes it feels like we are always looking for somewhere to go to keep our children entertained.  The warmer weather offers us many opportunities to set up simple outdoor experiences for our your

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Reading a book with your child gives you a few minutes of quality time together. These are memories that last a lifetime. But during this time, you are also providing your child with valuable learning opportunities that will have positive

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Establishing a Bedtime Routine

Sleep is essential for a healthy family dynamic, both for children and for parents.  Everyone in the family functions better when they are getting enough hours of quality sleep each night. Age Hours of Sleep 0 – 2 months 10.5

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