Laying the Foundation for Future Success!
Welcome to the Greenville County Child Development Centers where we are “Laying the Foundation for Future Success”! We are thrilled, once again, to be partnering with The Palmetto Basics to bring to you five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for young children. Please check out the following video to learn more about this initiative: Video
This month, I will highlight the first part of Palmetto Basic #1: Maximize Love, Manage Stress.
Maximize Love, Manage Stress: The first part of this basic is “Maximizing Love” which is essential to your child’s development. Young children thrive when their world seems loving, safe and predictable. When we express love and respond to their needs, we teach them that they can count on us. Overtime, this helps them to learn to manage their own feelings and behavior. As they grow and when they feel secure, this gives them confidence to explore, learn and take on challenges that are needed for quality learning. This is why at the CDCs we work to provide this loving, safe and predictable environment by listening to your child, expressing empathy when needed, and maintaining a consistent daily schedule. Doing these things at home are a way for you to maximize love in that environment as well.
Additionally, here are a few items that I think will be helpful reminders as we continue this journey together:
Once again we are thrilled to welcome you to the Child Development Centers’ Family and look forward to sharing the exciting things happening here with you and your child. For those that prefer electronic and more up-to-date information, please also follow us on Facebook: click the link below. All Principal letters will also be posted there, as well as the center’s website, along with other happenings at the CDCs.