Little Ways To Show You Care

Little Ways To Show You Care

We all obviously love our kids unconditionally. Saying the words straight to them rolls naturally off our tongues. We kiss and hug them, tuck them in at night, and provide a strong and soft shoulder to cry on. These demonstrations of love come second nature, and children find comfort in knowing we’re there for them through the good, bad, and in-between. Along with the usual displays of our adoration, there are the subtle ways we can confirm our everlasting love for our children. There is no need for grand gestures when the most genuine acts are so substantial. Kids don’t require a lot to know they are loved. Purity and simplicity can be just as moving as monumental moments. Here are some little ways to show you care. You’ll know you’ve made a difference when you see their eyes sparkle and smiles from ear to ear. Some Quick Thoughts Leave a sweet or silly note in their lunch box Share a secret you’ve never told a soul Steal a squeeze when they least expect it Cuddle up on the couch on a cold afternoon Make pancakes (at least once a week) instead of serving cold cereal Give them a small gift for no reason at all Compliment them on something they’ve been struggling with Remind them why they’re unique Give them five reasons why they are a good friend Sing along to their favorite song Do an impromptu dance party after supper Sneak into their room while they’re pretending to sleep and whisper something loving in their ear See, it’s the small things kids will remember when they look...
Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

October brings the fun of fall. There’s pumpkin picking, jumping into piles of leaves, pie making, and we’re back to a warmer wardrobe. Perhaps the thing kids look forward to the most is Halloween. As soon as we flip the calendar page to October, thoughts of trick-or-treating, costumes, parties, and decorations come to children’s minds. Of course, parents don’t condone gorging on sugary treats all the time, but on this one day of the year, most moms and dads loosen up and let the kids have at it. With so many mini chocolate bars and other crave-worthy confections, it’s too hard not to let the kids dig in. And plenty of parents rummage through their kids’ sacks seeking their favorite treats. Shhh…don’t tell the kids! Some Ideas… This year bring out the joy of Halloween by going all out. How about doing a collaborative costume theme for the entire family? You can decorate the inside and outside of the house to get that “haunted” spirit that makes Halloween stand out. It would be fun to throw a party and invite the kids from school to come by for games and snacks. Of course, trick-or-treating is a thrill as the kids go door-to-door and hope each house is well-stocked with candy to hand out. If your child’s school allows for dress-up, perhaps you can have two costumes this year – one for school and one for trick-or-treating. This would be exiting for the kids who aren’t sure which one to pick. Pack them a Halloween-themed lunch by using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter to turn their sandwich into a work of...
Miri Michel

Miri Michel

My name is Miri Michel.  I was born and raised in Israel and migrated to the states in my preteen years. I have been living in New York ever since. My better half is Michael and we are parents to 7 children. Yes, 7 crazy, amazing children. Raquel, Lia, Hillel, Harel, Ari, Adele, and Yosef. My children are my biggest teachers and simulators in this thing called life. I hold a dual degree in early childhood education and education with special needs. I have been in the educational field for over 15 years part of which I’ve worked as a SEIT and classroom teacher.  I currently hold a position as a FCC educational coordinator at AMC. I’m excited to be working with AMC and looking forward to continued learning and growth in the field of...
Lindsay Cieri

Lindsay Cieri

Hello, I am Lindsay Cieri. I’m a new member of the Educational Coordinator team at All My Children. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I have been living in NYC for the past nine years. I’m passionate about working with children and collaborating with teachers! I’ve received a dual Masters in Teaching from Fordham University in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2). I was a lead teacher at two Special Education preschools in NYC and a lead literacy teacher for children seventeen months through eight years old at a literacy enrichment program. I am looking forward to working with the talented teachers and staff at All My...
Michaela Yaniv

Michaela Yaniv

My name is Michaela Yaniv. I have eight years of experience as an early childhood director and teacher. I have my bachelors in early childhood education and child psychology. Additionally, I have my Master’s degree in early childhood and special and general education. Realizing how children and the world of childcare and education is constantly evolving, I am always learning something new. This betters myself and ultimately provides better educational services to children.  All My Children is a place of exploration and wonder for your child, a world of creative learning and development. I am a strong advocate for the All My Children vision- “Each child is a world, the world is in our hands, and we can make a world of difference!” As an educator and a mother myself, I am well aware how much every parent desires the caring, loving, nurturing environment for their children, especially with regards to a daycare facility. I look forward to what this year brings as I raise All My Children to the next level!...
Sarah Chuzhin

Sarah Chuzhin

Hi! My name is Sarah Chuzhin and I am joining the AMC family as an educational coordinator. In the past, I have served as an educator and director in progressive early childhood programs, as well as working independently as an educational consultant. With over twelve years of experience in the educational field, I have designed classroom environments that are progressive, positive, engaging, and meaningful. Additionally, I have lectured at educational conferences, addressing differentiation and curriculum development. I am currently in the process of completing my Masters degree in special education. I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls who have contributed to my educational beliefs. My educational philosophies are deeply rooted in The Reggio Emilia approach, as well as the Montessori Method. As the saying goes, “When a flower isn’t doing well, you fix the environment in which it grows, you don’t fix the flower.” I am excited to work with AMC’s stellar team of educators to raise the bar in...
Lisa Grundborg

Lisa Grundborg

Hello, my name is Lisa Grundborg. I’ve been an Instructional Coordinator/ Director at All My Children since August, 2018. I have a BA in Sociology, an MS in Elementary Education and I have been certified by NYS to teach N-6 as well as 7-12 Social Studies since 1994. I have taught for twenty three years, of which ten of those years I instructed children as a UPK teacher.  During that time, I mentored teachers, directors, and New York City public school principals in best UPK practices. Additionally, in 2016, the NYC Chancellor Carmen Farina held a news conference in my classroom promoting the upcoming registration for UPK. It is a privilege to be a part of All My Children and greatly look forward to serving the children, teachers and directors in this remarkable educational...
A Note From the Desk of Susan Salinger, Director of Admissions

A Note From the Desk of Susan Salinger, Director of Admissions

We are so pleased to begin the new school year with you and your child! This is an exciting time of year, and we also recognize that your child may require extra assistance becoming getting adjusted to the new faces, surroundings, and activities. Please inform us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. We are available to assist you! ENHANCING YOUR CHILD’S VOCABULARY! When you pick up your child at the end of the day, please don’t forget to seek the Word Wall in your child’s classroom. It will include concepts and vocabulary that are part of the monthly curriculum. Use the words in conversations with your child. The more he/she hears the new vocabulary, the easier it will be for your child to absorb and understand new concepts. Research shows that an enhanced vocabulary is considered a major building block towards literacy. Again, please identify how we can help your child have a wonderful, successful school year filled with joy, hilarity, and wonder. Warm Regards!  Susan Salinger, M.S. CCC-SLP, SBL Director of Admissions / Education Supervisor All My Children Daycare & Nursery School   Developing Curiosity, Creativity, and Community One Child at a Time....
Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

It’s Back-to-School Season! We are so happy to welcome the children and staff back to All My Children for another wonderful year. The season is already off to a great start.  We’re ready to make the most of what’s to be an exciting school year. All of our locations are in the best of spirits. The kids are learning and growing, catching up with friends, and meeting new ones. The staff is excited to educate and care for the kids. Parents can have peace of mind that their children are in good hands. During the summer months, many of our wonderful teachers attended ECERS and CLASS training. This training increases their knowledge regarding classroom environment and social interactions. Thank you to our teachers who utilized their time to expand their knowledge and discover innovative methods to enhance the development of their students. We’ll keep you updated with AMC happenings all year long, with pictures of your precious children and info you’re sure to enjoy. Check out more back-to-school photos on our Instagram page. @Allmychildrendaycarenyc. From our Special Activities Dept: Character Building at AMC is an educational initiative launched in 2018 by All My Children. The goal of this program is to help children understand and gain good character traits, morals and values. We all know that character is mostly developed while a person is very young, so this is an opportune time to focus on such goals. These ‘character building’ units are universal values or character traits that we all want children to gain and need to be taught and embedded every day of the year. Nevertheless, a time is...
Fall Fun – Weekend To-Dos With Family

Fall Fun – Weekend To-Dos With Family

Fall is just about here. It seems like the summer flew by in a flash, but the new season is something to look forward to. The weather will soon become crisp and cool, allowing us to stay outdoors without instantly sweating. Fall opens up some fun opportunities and seasonal options for family activities. These three are always enjoyable, not to mention a nice way to create lifelong memories. Pumpkin Picking Find a farm that’s all about pumpkin picking. The kids will love choosing their own from the patch, and lots of popular spots offer other attractions like hayrides and treats to eat including caramel apples and fruit pies. You can carve your pumpkins at home and save the seeds for toasting. Petting Zoo Kids who love animals of all kinds will have a blast at a petting zoo. Sometimes it’s just too hot to go during the summer, so fall is just right for this interactive activity. Many petting zoos are set up so kids of all ages can get up close and personal with farm animals, even allowing visitors to feed them. The photos will be some of your family favorites. Camping Pitch a tent in the backyard or a camping ground and sleep under the stars. Cozy up in sleeping bags and bring marshmallows for roasting. Fall nights are fabulous when the sky is clear and the constellations are easy to see. Tell stories and share secrets. The kids will treasure these times. What are some of your family’s favorite fall activities? For more information like this, please visit All My Children’s blogs. By: Melissa A. Kay...
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