Bernies Place Child Care Center

Category: Info and Fun Stuff


How Children Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

By Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital As parents, we spend a lot of time worrying about our kids. Are they sleeping enough? Are they meeting their milestones? Are they eating healthy — or in my case, are they…

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Between A Home and A School

“Bernie’s place is somewhere between a home and a school,” is one of my favorite lines in the Bernie’s parent handbook. From the family-like atmosphere where my children feel safe and loved to the honesty and transparency with which the…

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Boogie For Bernie’s!

Featuring Kiddie-Cabaret: Live performance and a chance to sing on stage with Madison’s beloved musician Anthony Cao! Special Guest: Bucky Badger! Suggested donation: $5 per ticket or $20 per family Tickets available the day of the event Cash or checks…

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Transitioning from Summer to School

At Bernie’s, we realize that the transition from summer to the school year can often be a stressful one for both kids and parents. There are, however, a few very simple tips that can make this transition a whole lot…

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Feeling Emotional…

by Sara O’Brien Social-emotional development is defined as skills children develop that allow them to interact with others (e.g., playing, responding to adults and other children) and to express their emotions (e.g., anger, happiness, joy). At Bernie’s a large part…

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The Importance of Expectations…

It’s the start of a new school year and we are all in the throes of new schedules and transitions and even new expectations. At Bernie’s children have various age-appropriate expectations throughout their day and are encouraged by teachers to…

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Speech and Language

Last year some of Bernie’s staff members had the opportunity to attend some training related to speech development. Although we have handed this out before, we thought that it might be beneficial information to pass out again. To give you…

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Bucket Filling

Some of you may have heard teachers or your child mention “bucket filling.” This is a strategy we’re implementing to help children be more self-aware and to make positive, kind choices, especially towards one another. We’ve already noticed children note…

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