WNY Family Magazine July 2018 - Page 16

Your Guide to Choosing Childcare arners Aca Le Now Enrolling for FALL 2018 • NEW! Toddler Room • Full and Half Day Pre School Programs for 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds • NYS Certified Teachers • Before & After School Program A Special Section Dedicated To Helping Parents Find Quality C  are To Fit Their F  amily’s Unique Needs St. Leo the Great, Amherst Call today for a tour: 832-6340 885 Sweet Home Rd. (between Sheridan & Maple) Amherst, NY 14226 www.LittleLearnersAmherst.com 4 Simple Ways to Show Childcare Providers Your Appreciation C — by Rachael Moshman hildren begin learning from the moment they are born. The first years are the most important for brain development. Ear- ly experiences are the key to building the connections chil- dren will need for lifelong learning. It’s important to realize that the childcare specialists you leave your young child(ren) with while you go to work are NOT “babysitters”! They are constructing brains – very important work! You want to look for a high quality environment with experienced, well trained, and educated staff. Then you need to show these “brain contractors” appreciation for all they do for your family. The first thing a parent can do to show appreciation to childcare specialists is to start treating them like professionals at all times! You treat your dentist, coworkers, and even the barista at Starbucks as a professional. Why wouldn’t you give the same courtesy to the people who care for, nurture and teach your child each day, allowing you to go to work without worry?  Here are some easy, yet important, ways to show your appreciation: • Pay on time and in full. Don’t grumble about the cost. You knew and accepted the cost when you registered your child. • Pick up your child promptly. It’s been a long day for your child and the childcare specialists. Get there as quickly as you can. Your child has missed you! • Be cheerful! Smile and greet the childcare specialists each morning and afternoon. Quality Preschool Education Enroll Your 3 or 4 Year Old Today! It’s not too late to register CALL for Summer! TODAY ! New this SUMMER! Classes for Children with disabilities Six Centers Serving Buffalo & Tonawanda Call for information! ✓ Buffalo Universal Pre-K On-site ✓ Before & After Care Services Available Funded through HHS/CAO Call 852-8373 Visit us at www.holycrossheadstart.org STER R EG I O N W ALL! e F for th is limited e c a ar t p S e s St Class Sept. 4 . Tues New this FALL Learning ‘N’ MOTION Preschool with a Twist! Learning ‘N’ Motion integrates gymnastics with educational activities. 70 Weiss Avenue • West Seneca/Orchard Park (716) 677-0338 www.gymnastics-unlimited.net 16 WNY Family July 2018