Kids Ask A 100 Questions! Get Your Answers Ready

Kids Ask A 100 Questions! Get Your Answers Ready

Imagine this scenario: You are fixing a small snack for your child who is sitting patiently at the dining room table. As you chop up some strawberries to eat, it starts. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? How come you don’t have a bedtime like me? Why do you make me

Are Pets in Your Families Future?

Are Pets in Your Families Future?
For those who have kids, more times than not, you are going to be asked about getting a pet. This is a huge decision for a family to make and should not be taken lightly! Pets can be a great way for kids to learn valuable life lessons, including responsibility. However, parents should determine...

Working Parents:  4 Tips to Succeed at This

Working Parents:  4 Tips to Succeed at This

When you have a child, you are super excited to welcome this new child into your home. You are wrapped up in the beauty of the baby and all that goes along with being the parents of a newborn. However, once the child is a few months old, both parents may find that they need

Turning your Kids into Responsible Adults with Chores

Turning your Kids into Responsible Adults with Chores
Cleaning is never a fun thing! As most parents will tell you, they spend most their weekends straightening up their home and cleaning, when they would rather spend some time with their families. That is why for this spring, we recommend getting the kids involved. While many people think that...

Kids and Allergies: A Few Tips for Parents

Kids and Allergies: A Few Tips for Parents

How many parents are dealing with runny noses? Sneezing? Watery eyes? And kids that may be a bit more on the whiney side than usual? Spring is a beautiful season. However, for those kids who suffer with allergies, it can be a time in which they feel awful. In fact, many kids can develop second

5 Safety Tips for Being Outside in the Spring

5 Safety Tips for Being Outside in the Spring

When most people think of the Spring, they often think of wonderful weather that is occasionally cool with a little bit of rain. However, they often think that this is the best time to take kids outdoors. After all, most Springs are not extremely hot, thus they do not have to worry about a child

Teaching Kids to Say Sorry

Teaching Kids to Say Sorry

One of the biggest obstacles that kids have these days is learning how to say they are sorry. And not just say they are sorry without meaning or adding in qualifications. One of the issues that many parents complain about is that their kids do not really know who to say sorry and mean it.

Back to Work for Parents: How Daycare Could Help a Child

Back to Work for Parents: How Daycare Could Help a Child

Here at 2000Days, we have several parents who are looking to put their son or daughter into a daycare that they can trust as they go back to work. For many of these parents this is the first time that they are putting a child into daycare, as they may have to return to work.

A Healthy Breakfast: A Must for Every Child

A Healthy Breakfast: A Must for Every Child
Eating a healthy breakfast for kids is vital! This is something that we have all been told throughout our entire lives, but for kids, a healthy breakfast can make a huge difference in how well they perform throughout the day. And parents, studies have also shown that you will function better if...

Kids and the Competitive Spirit

Kids and the Competitive Spirit

A competitive spirit is the idea that you want to win, and you are going to put forth the effort to do so. However, is encouraging the competitive spirit in kids the best thing we can do? There are professionals who believe that we should foster this, while others say that we should be fair

4 Tips to Encourage Movement in Children

4 Tips to Encourage Movement in Children
In an age in which children are often told to sit still, do their homework and calm down, movement is becoming restricted. In fact, may health professionals are warning that more and more kids are showing signs of obesity. Why is this? More kids are playing video games, playing on the computer...

Why Choose a Daycare for your Kids

Why Choose a Daycare for your Kids
We live in a society in which parents who drop their children at a daycare are often looked down upon. However, the same society often looks down on those parents who keep their children at home, rather than putting them in daycare. That is the beauty of being able to think for yourself. So...

What to Do When a Daycare Wait Lists You?

What to Do When a Daycare Wait Lists You?
One of the problems that you have when shopping around for the perfect Calgary daycare is that you often find yourself being placed on the dreaded wait list. The wait list is something that most parents dread. After all, finding that perfect daycare and then being told that you cannot put your...

The Importance of Hydration in Children

The Importance of Hydration in Children
When we think of hydration, we often think of adults who are out in the summer sun working constantly and who need to ensure they stay hydrated otherwise they risk heat stroke or other illnesses. However, did you know it is just as important for children to stay hydrated as well? Children should...

Good Behavior Rewards: Yay or Nay?

Good Behavior Rewards: Yay or Nay?

When you search online for ideas about how to reward good behavior in children and punish the bad behavior, one of the most common ideas is to use Good Behavior Rewards, with charts. These charts are meant to give your child a visual to show just how well they have been acting, along with how

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Getting Ready for the Holidays
At 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten, getting ready for the holidays can be both exciting and overwhelming. This past weekend, all the students participated in our daycare’s Winter Recital. It’s a wonderful chance for parents and grandparents to see their little ones showing off their...

Parents: Dealing with Hectic Mornings

Parents: Dealing with Hectic Mornings

What is the one thing that most parents complain about? While most may respond with lack of sleep or not enough hours in the day, think about the last time you were rushing to get ready in the morning and get the kids to daycare. Did you feel as though you were going to lose

The First Drop Off: 4 Tips to Manage

The First Drop Off: 4 Tips to Manage

When that day comes to first drop off your child to daycare, it can take quite an emotional toll, and we aren’t just taking about upset children. Parents get just as, if not more, emotional than the kids. Why is this? For many parents, this is their first time of being away from their children

Why A Curriculum is Needed for Young Kids

Why A Curriculum is Needed for Young Kids

When looking for a daycare in the Calgary area, you may find several daycare’s that are focused more on just ensuring that kids are safe and in one place. Here at 2000 Days, we ensure safety and socializing with those kids who attend, but we also have a curriculum that we adhere to for each

How to Find the Best Calgary Daycare

How to Find the Best Calgary Daycare
Finding a Calgary daycare in which you are comfortable with is a daring feat. There are several daycare centers throughout the area, and more of these are appearing every year. However, not every daycare is created equal. Child care in Calgary is an area that is growing rapidly. Why is this?...

Winter Fun Outdoors: Advice for Parents

Winter Fun Outdoors: Advice for Parents

With the cold weather, here, kids need to ensure that they are being kept warm. There is an old wives’ tale that kids, in particular babies, do not need to bundled up as it is thought that their bodies will keep them warm no matter the layers they have. This could not be more false!

Home Safety for Kids: 10 Tips

Home Safety for Kids: 10 Tips

One of the things that we want our kids to know is how to be safe when they are at home. Though, parents and other caregivers may always be at home, there is always a chance of a child having an accident. In fact, at home accidents account for a large portion of emergency room

7 Ideas for Kids on Winter Break

7 Ideas for Kids on Winter Break

Most kids get a Christmas/Holiday or winter break from school, and for parents, this can be a stressful time. Why is this? Your kids may be bored, they may be begging for something to do, and chances are with the weather, you may not be able to send them out to play. So, what can

7 Tips to Help Your Child Love to Read

7 Tips to Help Your Child Love to Read

With the recent news of the Calgary library making it easier for kids to get access to books, reading is at the forefront of the mind of many parents. While we have looked at how to instill the love of reading into your child, there are also some ways in which you can encourage your

Holiday Travel Tips for Traveling with Kids

Holiday Travel Tips for Traveling with Kids
With the holidays approaching, chances are you will be going on a trip to see family or friends, and will be taking your children with you. Traveling with children can be an experience…one that many parents would not wish on their worse enemies. However, there are a few ways what you can make...

Calgary Daycare: What to Look for?

Calgary Daycare: What to Look for?

For those who have children and live in the area, finding a Calgary daycare may seem like an impossible decision. After all, you want your children to be well cared for, you do not want to be worrying about your children while working, and you also want this to be an area in which your

Fun in Calgary with Pumpkin Patches

Fun in Calgary with Pumpkin Patches
Ready for some fun? With Halloween right around the corner, a trip to a Pumpkin Patch in Calgary is definitely needed! This is a great way for kids to enjoy the great outdoors and for families to spend some quality time together. With this being said, we have gathered some of the local pumpkin...

Fun in Calgary with Pumpkin Patches

Fun in Calgary with Pumpkin Patches
Ready for some fun? With Halloween right around the corner, a trip to a Pumpkin Patch in Calgary is definitely needed! This is a great way for kids to enjoy the great outdoors and for families to spend some quality time together. With this being said, we have gathered some of the local pumpkin...

New Year

New Year
The weather in Calgary is getting brisker and the leaves are turning yellow. You know what that means–welcome to the new school year! Even though 2000 Days is a daycare, it feels like a school in many ways. One of those ways is the fresh start in September. The teachers have been cleaning...

Music: What It Can Bring to Your Child’s Life

Music: What It Can Bring to Your Child’s Life
Music is known for bringing about intense feelings, and in kids it can be a great teaching tool. That is why here at 2000Days we utilize ABC Music & Me developed by Kindermusik International. Why did we choose this program? For various reasons, including: It was specifically designed for...

New Playground on the Block

New Playground on the Block
There is a new playground structure in the green space near our daycare! The field across the street has often been used in the past by the older students as a larger space to run and play. Watching the students, wearing their field-trip pinneys, walking carefully over to the field is always a...

How to Encourage Independence in Children

How to Encourage Independence in Children

As parents, one of the aspects that you want your children to achieve is a level of independence that is going to allow them to become independent and responsible adults that, while you may still worry about them, you know they can handle whatever comes their way. So how do you get your kids to

Tips to Prepare your Child for the Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

Tips to Prepare your Child for the Upcoming Cold and Flu Season
It may be summer right now, but fall is quickly approaching. And this also means the beginning of cold and flu season. In a daycare setting, spreading these germs is nearly impossible to stop. However, before you decide that you cannot send your child to a daycare setting, also realize that this...

Struggling with Bed Time

Struggling with Bed Time

There are many times in which we see parents dropping off their little bundles of joy to us, and the parents look exhausted.  In most cases, parents are dealing with bed time issues. Whether you have an infant or a 4-year-old, as parents, we all know that bedtime is often considered a bad word in

Inspire Creativity in Children

Inspire Creativity in Children

One of the benefits of a daycare is that we do encourage creativity in children. We do have times of play and exercise, just as every daycare does. However, we want children to leave our center having a flare for creativity. What does this mean? We want kids to be able to think outside of

Building a Love of Reading

Building a Love of Reading

Reading is something that can make a child’s life that much better as they age. That is why our curriculum at 2000 Days is meant to encourage the child to see new words, and ultimately remember these words later. One aspect that many may not know about our curriculum here is that we do teach

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Dealing with Separation Anxiety
For parents, one aspect they fear about putting their child into daycare is separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is defined as a condition that children get when they are nervous or even afraid of being away from their parent. It is common for children to go through this. The key is getting...

How to Make the Adjustment to Daycare Easier for your Child

How to Make the Adjustment to Daycare Easier for your Child

One of the main worries that we see from parents who come to our open houses or who sign their children up throughout the other times we offer this during the year, are those worries about how well their child is going to adjust. We completely sympathize with this worry! After all, we had much

Why Yoga is Used at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten?

Why Yoga is Used at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten?
When parents are introduced to our physical fitness curriculum at first, they are surprised to see that yoga is a daily practice for most students at our pre-kindergarten. The surprise is often colored by what many have come to associate yoga with, such as particular religions or they simply...

Summer

Summer
Welcome to summer! The weather in Calgary has been wildly different from day to day–sunny, then thunderstorm, then hail, then sunny again. That’s how you know it must be summer! For our daycare, that means the kids need to bring rain jackets and sunhats every day, since we...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day
This weekend is Mother’s Day, and you know what that means: all the students at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten are gearing up to make the most adorable, if messy, decorations and cards for their moms! It’s also the weekend of the Calgary Mother’s Day Run & Walk. It’s...

Science @ 2KPK

Science @ 2KPK
The science curriculum at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten is wonderful! I know what you’re thinking–how can our daycare teach science to kids five and under? It all depends on understanding what science means when you’re two years old. Kids are really into experimenting, but...

Misty Creek Dog Rescue Fundraiser

Misty Creek Dog Rescue Fundraiser
Misty Creek Dog Rescue is coming to 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten! Misty Creek is a Calgary-based no kill shelter that takes in all breeds of dogs and provides them with medical care and helps them find their forever homes. On Friday, one of our teachers will be bringing her dog to school, so that...

Uniforms vs. Theme Days

Uniforms vs. Theme Days
“You have uniforms?” is a question I often hear. “In a daycare?” The answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Some families nod approvingly, and remember their days of yore in their own grey pinafores and navy polo shirts. Others look confused and ask why. When our Calgary daycare first opened, we ran...

My Own Medicine

My Own Medicine

It’s time for me to drink my own medicine: my 12 month old son has started at my school! I’ve always known it must be horrible for parents to leave their children with someone else for the first time. I could only imagine that hearing them cry as you walk away was like nails on

Breakthrough Moments

Breakthrough Moments

“Woah, that’s nice!” a twenty-month old exclaimed, the first words I ever heard come out of her mouth. “I’m ready for my hug now,” a five year old told me after spending half an hour unable to accept the apology hug offered by her friend for hurting her feelings. “The wheels on the bus go

Peter Pan Effect

Peter Pan Effect
Going through our daycare’s archives of Newsletters, I often find photos of previous daycare students. They smile over lemon pepper fish lunches we served last year and wave from the field trip bus a summer ago. I see a pair of girls holding hands, celebrating a friendship going back to when...

Depavement Ahoy!

Depavement Ahoy!
Welcome to 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten’s all new outdoor space! For the past few years, our daycare had a paved outdoor area where the students could play tag, ride balance-bikes, and build sandcastles. When we wanted to give them a chance to run around on a grassy field, we had to take a...

Motorcycle Trip

Motorcycle Trip
The other day when I peeked into our toddler class, I saw all the students drawing motorcycles. They were asking the teachers questions like, “How fast does a motorcycle go?” “What colour is a motorcycle?” and “When can I drive a motorcycle?” The whole week the teachers had prepared activities...

2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten: Our View on Graduations

2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten: Our View on Graduations
A Calgary radio station last week was debating whether or not Pre-Kindergartens and Daycares should have graduation ceremonies. At least one panellist scoffed, saying they were too young. Well! Consider my hat thrown into the ring! I say we absolutely *should*. Here are some reasons why all...