What Do Kids Do at a Screen-Free Daycare?

As a parent, you probably have mixed emotions about screen time at daycare. On the one hand, some is OK because… well, it’s daycare. On the other hand, too much is bad. But how much screen time is too much? Thirty minutes a day? An hour? Two hours? (According to one survey of daycare centers, […]


Why Outdoor Play Should Be on the Daily Schedule of Your Daycare

Is outdoor play “weather dependent” at your daycare? It is for most daycares… and it’s a problem. That’s because most daycare licensing agencies leave weather interpretation to the staff. While they do prefer that kids go outside every day, they do not issue edicts.  So there’s no ironclad definition of “good” or “bad” weather. Subjective […]


Why Do Most Daycare Classrooms Look Alike?

Imagine visiting Times Square for the purpose of trying to think. Or talk. Or learn something new. Crazy idea, of course. Because few of us could focus among the jumbotrons and 50-ft billboards. Kids, too, find it hard to ignore visual distractions while using their brains. Which makes it very strange that so many daycare […]