Parenting Blog

By Heather L. Grocott

Before and After Care: What Matters Most

In today’s society, children of all ages spend much of their time in school, child care settings, or before and after care programs. Although some parents can work from home and others are able to stay at home with their children, more and more families seek outside care for their children during

The Children’s Workshop Establishes a New Corporate Childcare Program for RI & MA Businesses

The Children’s Workshop, a family owned, and parent operated, chain of early childhood education schools and child care centers with 19 locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, recently established a new corporate childcare benefits program called Family First.

“Stranger Danger” What to Teach Your Children About Strangers and When to Do It!

When and how do you teach your child about strangers? This depends on your child and how much they understand. If your child at 2 or 2 ½ understands and you want to start introducing some ideas and advice, that is great but you don’t have to force it. If by 3 years old your […]

TCW Celebrates the Week of the Young Child – Download some at home activities!

Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (also known as NEAYC) celebrates young children by sponsoring the Week of the Young Child during the month of April. The purpose of this week is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. Also,

Make Your Own Home Made Baby Food!

By Tracy Martin-Turgeon The Benefits of Homemade Baby Food There are many benefits to making your own baby food for your child: Economical: You can save tons of money making your own baby food. For instance, you can purchase a 32oz bag of carrots for $2.00 or less. With this bag you can make your [&

We have the sponsorships that matter to YOUR community. Don’t wait to sign up or get your tickets!

Comedy for Our Communities is taking place on May 31st at the Comedy Connection in East Providence, to benefit the Children’s Workshop Foundation. If you don’t already know what they do, let me explain why you should care enough to sponsor this event that is making a direct impact on your commun

Outstanding Men at The Children’s Workshop

Our children are surrounded by women in early childhood and education. With approximately only 3% of men working in pre-elementary education all over the world [1] the workforce in childcare, daycare and early ed settings is predominantly female. There are so many questions as to why there is such a

THIS BITES! Why Do Toddlers Bite?

Many parents or guardians get very frustrated when their child is affected by biting – whether because their child is biting others or their child is the one getting bitten. While it can be distressing, parents should not worry too much about biting; it is not abnormal. There are reasons why child

Foster a Love of Reading in your Preschool Child

Young children need a variety of skills to become successful readers. The 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that only one-third of our nation’s fourth graders have the proficient reading skills necessary to complete their school work successfully. Research shows that child

Easy & Healthy Snacks for Kids

It seems impossible at times to plan and pack healthy snacks for our kids. It is so much easier to just throw in a bag of crackers, right? Our lives are so busy with packed schedules full of soccer game practices, dance recitals, family gatherings, and appointments, it is a struggle to get dinner on