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Parents often enroll their children in early education programs to help them with social skills, but there are many other benefits. These include economic benefits to the community, creating responsible adults and successful leaders, and instilling kids with enhanced confidence and a lifelong love of learning. Minnieland’s education specialists how share research on how and why this is one of the best investments parents and society can make.
The father of a toddler enrolled in a Minnieland school, Dr. Zach Mural discusses the rising demand for early childhood care and education for families in which both parents work.
Research hows young children learn best through meaningful play experiences, yet many preschools are transitioning from play-based learning to becoming more academic in nature, the Washington Post reports. Drs. Burton and Mural discuss the importance of play and full sensory learning in early childhood development.
Minnieland's groundbreaking Science Technology Engineering and Math education curriculum was the first of its kind in the nation to introduce kindergarteners to STEM. Dr. Rosemary Burton discusses how they are getting the youngest learners excited early about these topics.
Minnieland’s early childhood programs emphasize life skills and character development as well as academic preparedness. Dr. Mural shares tips for helping kids to grow into good citizens from his 20+ years in youth development.
Dr. Burton shares tips for instilling a lifelong love of reading in boys and girls.
Helping children with homework can be a positive or negative experience depending upon how it is handled. Dr. Burton shares tips for avoiding procrastination and arguments.
Dr. Burton explains ways parents can help children discover the natural consequences of their choices in safe ways.
Do you have a strong-willed child? Education experts from Minnieland explain how parents can better understand their children’s moods.
Minnieland education experts tell what parents should look for as babies grow to assure they are on track and address learning delays.
Dr. Burton has traveled to China three times in the past three years, and has visited preschools in Beijing and in Xi’an. She tells how parents and educators in China are exploring Western models to encourage creativity, innovation and problem solving in kids.
Dr. Burton discusses how parents can use the start of school as an opportunity to teach kids how to express and handle emotions.
Dr. Burton explains a key to making siblings feel equally valued even if they aren’t treated the same.
Studies indicate that children who grow their own food are likely to eat more fruits and vegetables. Each Minnieland school has a garden planned and cared for by students, from window boxes and recycled container gardens to salsa or pizza-themed produce growing in vegetable patches. Curriculum specialists explain how to start a classroom garden from the experiences of Minnieland, which has them at all of its schools.
Minnieland education experts share a checklist of items parents should look for in school and preschool security based on the company’s rigorous security measures.
Dr. Burton shares commonsense tips we sometimes forget when it comes to getting kids to eat what’s good for them.
Dr. Burton shares simple tips to make learning the alphabet fun for kids.
Minnieland education experts explain how parents should discuss violence in the news and other media with their kids.
Communication and trust are the keys to sharing responsibilities with a spouse, grandparent or other caregivers. Minnieland education experts explain how to talk frankly and openly about differences in parenting styles.
Dr. Burton explains the importance of empathizing with your child when he or she is upset, and how to help children process sorrow, disappointment and other negative feelings.
Minnieland Academy schools each have their own personality and distinct design, from locations in shopping areas and business offices to freestanding buildings. Some even have pools and splash areas for warm weather play. All aim to provide a welcoming environment for learning, exploration and growth and give top priority to safety and security. Drs. Burton and Mural discuss how large bright areas for groups and smaller age-specific classrooms enhance education.
Home-cooked, hot meals are served family style at Minnieland Academy schools to help children stay focused on learning. Minnieland’s education experts discuss why keeping kids well fed is crucial for their health, growth and education.
As children grow they need challenging, safe, durable equipment that helps them progress in developmental skills. Minnieland education experts explain how certified playground designers create age-appropriate environments with state-of-the-art play equipment.