National Association for the Education of Young

naeyc_logoThe National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC expresses its mission in terms of three broad goals:

  • Improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education.
  • Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
  • Building a high-performing, inclusive organization of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.

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Zero to Three

zerotothreelogo_bkNeuroscientists have documented that our earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made. Research and clinical experience also demonstrate that health and development are directly influenced by the quality of care and experiences a child has with his parents and other adults.

That is why at ZERO TO THREE our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. (more…)


Book Vine

bookvine-logoBook Vine offers a number of services to make reading easy and fun!

We will read to you!

If you are uncertain about the content of the story or unsure how the illustrations will hold up in a group setting, just phone us! We will gladly read the book to you over the phone and do our best to describe the illustrations.

Looking for something we don’t carry?

The Book Vine fills special orders on a daily basis for our customers. All you have to do is ask! (more…)


Barefoot Books

logoWhen Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland started Barefoot Books in 1992, they were young mothers with four children between them. They wanted to create meaningful, creative careers where they could make a difference in the world, while also keeping their children at the center of their lives. And that’s how Barefoot Books was born. (more…)


Health Information

Center for Disease Control Health information

Poison Control

Healthy Child Healthy World Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. They educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

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Peanut Allergy Safety

Boy with Peanut Butter and Jelly SandwichPeanut Allergies can be a very dangerous thing if you are not familiar with the allergy. Take a look at these quick statistics and symptoms to keep your child safe.

  • Less than 21% of children allergic to peanuts will grow out of it.
  • Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-related death.
  • From 1997 to 2002 the prevalence of peanut allergies doubled.
  • Over 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to peanuts. (more…)

Getting Your Kids Involved In Nature

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / BRETT CRAWFORDRemember the days as children when we would play outside for hours, only to come home when mom called for dinner or when it was dark?

Today most of our children would rather sit in front of the television and zone out than go outside and run around. How boring right?

Here are a couple of ways to get your children up and out! It’s time to play! (more…)


child-in-daycareIs your child nervous about starting here at Maple Leaf Child Care? Here are some tips to prepare your children for day care!

  • Plan a group playdate with other parents and children to get your child familiar with new faces.
  • Visit our daycare so your child will know what to expect on their first day.
  • Avoid making a new or big changes around the house. Too much all at once can be difficult on your child. (more…)

Educational Programs Information

Loving Guidance – Conscious Discipline® is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. Created by Dr. Becky Bailey.

Committee for Children – Creators of the acclaimed programs Second Step and Woven Word. These programs teach children how to problem solve and verbalize feelings, and promote early literacy.

National Associate of the Education of Young Children – Promoting excellence in early childhood education.

National Association of Child Care Professionals

Zero to Three – Parent and Teacher resources for children zero to three.

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