A message from our Director
- Set a regular bedtime and stick to it. Children need consistency. Allow enough time for snacks, baths, and stories.
- Check the recommended hours of sleep for your child's age. The National Sleep Foundation says Toddlers require 11-14 hours and Preschool/Kindergarten children require 10-13 hours.
- Spending time in front of a screen before bed will stimulate your child's mind, which is counteractive in trying to get a child to sleep. Avoid screens at least 2 hours before bed.
- A story before bed lets you and your child spend quality quiet time together without getting riled up. Pick a book with a mellow story line and let them doze off to the sound of your voice.
- Make sure your child is comfortable in their bed whether that's with a stuffed animal, a night-light or an open door. If they know you are nearby and available they're less likely to be scared of monsters under the bed.
Sleep well, friends! Until next time..Leslie