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December 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

At the time we are writing this- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 has been approved with Moderna expected soon to follow. It is an important decision to vaccinate a child so we wanted to share a little information we gathered from the CDC and other trusted sources to help out. As always, please check […]

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November 2, 2021

Building A Math Vocabulary

Math Connections Did you know that your child’s brain is building connections that foster an understanding of mathematics just by going up and down stairs? Or, even by recognizing shapes in a puzzle? Or just noticing the amount of time it takes to brush teeth. Kids learn about math from birth just by the simple […]

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October 2, 2021

Spotlight Two Year Olds

Terrible two’s! We’ve been warned! We’ve seen funny memes. We know the reputation. But let’s shine a light on your two year old and see why the twos are really not so scary.  Two year olds are by nature exciting. It is a period of intense growth and brain development. Your two year old is […]

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September 1, 2021

The Nanny Interview

Getting off on the right foot is always important and that point can start at the interview. A successful and comprehensive in-home job interview is crucial for the long term success of the nanny/family relationship. It sets up expectations, communication paths and much more. Unlike many professional interviews, right from the start, a nanny interview […]

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August 3, 2021

Preschool Time – Evaluate Programs

Once your little one hits the age of 3, developmentally they are ready to head out into the world. They are testing their independence and learning how to play with others and make friends. This is preschool time! It can seem a little overwhelming to choose a school. There are all different kinds of programs. […]

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July 12, 2021

Toddlers and Mealtimes

Ever wonder why toddlers are difficult at meal times? Well, there are few universal reasons. First off, let’s remember that developmentally toddlers are working to figure out their own independence. This means making their own choices when it comes to everything from the color of the shirt they wear to the foods they put into […]

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June 2, 2021

Separation Anxiety

Saying goodbye to a parent or caregiver is difficult for most children at some point in their development. For some kids, however, there is an anxiety that can be overwhelming. We need to help kids manage those big feelings. Babies It shows up developmentally in kids for the first time usually around the age of […]

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May 5, 2021

Appreciating the Teachers

So as the school year comes to an end we find ourselves in some new situations. Maybe your little ones were at preschools in person or virtual schools; maybe they went to activities or joined in over the zoom link. Perhaps your kids have a private educator or a nanny that taught at home. Any […]

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April 3, 2021

Supporting Language Development

We can’t wait for our children to talk to us! What a joy it is to hear what they think and feel. But language development is not always a smooth pathway. Let’s chat about this a little. Speech v Language There is a big difference between speech and language. Speech refers to the actual sounds, […]

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March 5, 2021

TV to Feel Good About for Kids

We have all been using TV more than usual. And while spring is almost here, it is likely you still may need a few days where you can turn it on and feel good. Here are a few shows that make you feel better about the screen. Preschoolers Sesame Street You can never go wrong […]

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Events

International Nanny Association Annual Conference 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Save the Date: March 31 – April 3, 2022 Registration will be open November 1, 2021 More Details To Come….

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Nannypalooza 2021

Dates: Friday, October 8th thru Sunday, October 10th Location: Doubletree Bradley Airport Windsor Locks, CT  (just north of Hartford) Hotel cost: $119 a night plus tax Hotel booking link included in confirmation email Cost:  Early bird registration $249 available until June 25th Regular registration $299 available until August 30th Late registration  $325 if space is available For […]

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Nanny Get Together via Zoom

March 3, 2021 7:00pm “Self Care: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others” Featuring Sara Watts, PNN Nanny  We will have “door prizes” and 2 “giveaways” tied into taking care of yourself. RSVP HERE  

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Camp@Home Sample Day

Camp@Home is an exciting summer program with a different “Around the World” theme each week. Each day will include a craft and a mix of physical and imaginative activities. We are excited to bring camp to your house! Weekly Themes: California Coast Summer Camp Roundup Desert Digs Swiss Alps Hiking & Nature Sydney Outer Space […]

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