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Introducing our new “Present Mind” Sensory Room

What is a sensory room? A sensory room can play a crucial role in supporting early childhood development by providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that caters to a child’s sensory needs. Here are several ways in which a sensory room supports children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development:  Sensory Integration: Sensory rooms are designed to offer […]

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Fostering Independence in Preschoolers: Strategies and Benefits

As parents and caregivers, one of our most important responsibilities is to nurture the growth and development of our preschool aged children. One key aspect of this journey is fostering independence. Encouraging independence in preschoolers is not only a valuable life skill but also a stepping stone to their overall well-being and future success. In this blog […]

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Daylight Saving Time and Your Child’s sleep Schedule

Before having kids, the annual fall time change meant an extra, delicious hour of sleep on the weekend. (Remember those days?) But when you’re a parent, setting the clocks back doesn’t necessarily mean an extra hour of shut-eye. In fact, if your baby usually wakes at 6 a.m. for the day, you might be up […]

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten: Wisdom from Hillcrest Progressive School Educators

The transition from preschool to kindergarten marks a momentous leap in your child’s educational journey. It’s a chapter filled with new discoveries, challenges, and exciting opportunities. However, it can also be a slightly overwhelming experience for our little ones. At Hillcrest Progressive School, our seasoned educators are here to provide invaluable insights and guidance to help ease this […]

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The Importance of Early Childhood Education: Why the First 5 years Matter

In the world of education, the initial five years of a child’s life represent a window of unparalleled opportunity. During this crucial phase, the groundwork for cognitive, social, and emotional development is laid, establishing a foundation that will support a lifetime of learning, relationships, and overall well-being. Early childhood education, when delivered in a nurturing, stimulating […]

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