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10 Tips for Eating Healthy in Preschool

Your preschooler is growing by leaps and bounds, both physically and mentally. It’s your job to make sure he’s got enough nutrient-rich calories in his body that will help him keep up on the playground. Of course that can be easier said than done, as this age group is famous for fickle eating habits. Recommended daily calorie intake depends on your child’s age, size, and gender, but most preschoolers require between 1,000 to 1,600 calories a day. We’ve got a few tips to help you build healthy eating habits in your preschooler.

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How to Transition from Nanny to Daycare

Your little one has been home with a nanny for a while, but now you’re taking the leap into daycare. Yes, this will be a huge shift for your child and your family, but with the right prep work and a positive attitude, we are confident you’ll all survive!

(One note here: If you have options, we wouldn’t recommend making this transition between the ages of 7 to 12 months. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, this transition might be toughest to handle for this age group, given that this is often the height of stranger anxiety.)

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Starting Preschool at Age 3 or 4

It’s a huge decision to make: Is she ready to start preschool? Most kids start preschool anywhere between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years old, but how do you know what’s right for your kid? Preschool readiness really depends more on developmental factors than chronological age. Is your little one physically, emotionally, and socially ready for the classroom? Consider your 3 year old’s development in these key areas before taking this big leap.

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5 Things to Ask on a Preschool Tour

Finding the right preschool is no small feat. You’re looking for a safe, nurturing environment that will meet all the social, emotional, developmental, and academic needs of your child. Sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be if you’re well-prepared.

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