How To Choose The Best Toddler Curriculum For Your Classroom

When you’re teaching toddlers, it can be difficult to know where to begin when selecting a curriculum for the year. There are a lot of options, and you should never blindly pick something and hope it’s right for your classroom’s needs. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a toddler curriculum –…

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Your Guide to Teaching Emotions to Toddlers

For young kids, every day can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. One second they’re crying over spilled milk, the next they’re laughing about a cartoon. But how do they understand normal and healthy emotional expression – and what can they do to regulate their intense feelings? As an early childhood educator, you play an important…

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Why Preschool Circle Time is Important for Your Students

When it comes to childcare, few activities are as important (or beloved) as preschool circle time. It’s almost impossible to find a program that doesn’t have some type of circle time routine, and different iterations of the activity can be found in classrooms across the globe. But do you know why the classroom staple of…

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How one center director used LifeCubby to navigate the pandemic

When it comes to running a successful childcare center, having clear and constant communication between staff and students’ families is paramount. But, what do you do when you can no longer have face-to-face time with parents? That’s exactly what Nancy from Hope United Methodist in Sylvania, Ohio (and directors across the nation) had to figure…

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How to Make Your Center Contactless with Daycare Software

Ask any staff person in a child care setting what the most time consuming part of their day is, and you will almost certainly receive the same response. Child care sign in and sign out. And it’s not hard to believe. After all, think about all that goes into the arrival and departure process every…

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Why one Florida center owner switched back to LifeCubby

If your center is still manually completing tedious tasks (like daily sheets, behavior logs and billing) by hand, it’s probably time to find a childcare management software that can help take your center digital. But, choosing the right software for your center can be difficult. Some may have all the features you want but require…

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Preschool Behavior Management Techniques

Poorly behaved students can cause preschool teachers stress and burnout, resulting in high turnover rates.  That’s why adopting effective behavior management techniques is crucial for your program’s success (and for you and your staff’s sanity). But, when it comes to establishing preschool behavior management techniques, figuring out what to do and when to do it…

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How to Increase Your Daycare’s Enrollment

COVID-19 has drastically impacted the childcare industry — and nowhere is that more apparent than in program enrollment for daycare. For many centers, it’s been nearly impossible to get numbers back up to pre-pandemic capacity, much less get families on a waitlist for upcoming semesters. At LifeCubby, the team behind our childcare management software is…

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10 Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers

It’s time to dig out your sunglasses and swimsuits, because summer is finally here! Your kiddos are ready to soak up the sun, and they’re counting on you and your center staff to help make it a summer to remember with a variety of outside activities for preschoolers. To ensure you have the perfect out-of-classroom…

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