2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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