Buddy’s Book Drive in Partnership with Reach Out and Read

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Reach Out and Read in hosting a children’s book drive this month! Reach Out and Read is the only national nonprofit organization that works directly in pediatric primary care practices to foster the many benefits of families reading aloud to their children every day. The nonprofit […]

Calling all Nature Lovers: 6 Books to Inspire Nature Adventure

There is so much research-based evidence suggesting the importance of outdoor play for early childhood development. From an increase in mood, risk-taking, motivation, and problem-solving, the great outdoors is the original playground blueprint. Playing outdoors leaves children free to use their imagination while learning about the world around them through all their senses. Besides sharing […]

Keeping Baby Safe at Home

Bringing home your baby is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and memorable moments of your life – but it also can be stressful. Although it is time-consuming and not the most fun activity, baby “proofing” your home is not always as widely discussed as it should be. Overlooking or underestimating several aspects and areas […]

Physical Activity is important for Baby’s Development

We have all heard that setting personal fitness goals and establishing an exercise routine is a great way to improve and maintain both our physical and mental health. Packing more movement into your week is essential, especially as a small growing human! Encouraging infants to be active in both movement and play is important to […]

Fun Fall Activities For The Whole Family

Leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing, and the weather has started to change. That’s right – it’s autumn! The new season brings plenty of fun fall memories to look forward to. From stargazing to scenic drives through mountains to see the leaves change in, there are plenty of great fall activities to enjoy with the […]

Our Magical Bodies: Nutrition 101

A balanced diet is important for the whole family, especially for your child. In the earliest years of life, a child’s mind and body grow incredibly fast, which requires proper fuel: nutrients from food! Every human body needs protein, fiber, dairy, fat, and carbohydrates. The three macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) are needed for a […]

Staff Spotlight: Dinell McCoy

Meet Dinell McCoy! Dinell McCoy is a Hummingbird teacher, working with our youngest infants. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing her students’ little faces light up when they come to school to learn and play. She loves being a part of each student reaching even the littlest goals each day, like crawling, walking, […]

Teaching Your Child Perseverance

On National Never Give Up Day, we reflect on what it truly means to keep going, to believe in yourself, and to believe in others, even when things are hard. It is essential to have faith in oneself in tough or easy times and the courage and strength to keep going. It is also important […]

Back to School Meals: Recipes for Busy Families

We understand that life becomes busy within a blink of an eye – between work emails, doctor appointments, and drop-offs, finding healthy foods to feed your family can feel absolutely daunting. Here at The Nest Schools, we prioritize finding new avenues to explore overall wellness – including delicious, simple, and easy meals to make! Here […]