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Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

Ever since the pandemic started, children and parents have been required to stay inside the house. Due to this, kids have limited chances to interact with their peers. This situation makes it more difficult for preschoolers to prepare for formal…
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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Most kids enter kindergarten at the age of five. The idea that children should be ready for school at five years old is a hot topic for debate, however.  Some argue that age is just a number. If you think about it, kids learn to walk and…
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Choosing the Right Child Care Option for Your Kids

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Raising kids with a full-time job can be difficult. That’s why most parents consider child care options, especially when their schedules are too hectic to take care of their little ones. But with countless options available, it can be hard…
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Rayito Daycare & Preschool COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

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We want our families to know that we care deeply and prioritize the health and safety of each child in our care.  Rayito de Sol Staff will work directly with the Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the duration of…

Benefits of Reading to Your Kids

As a parent, you are your child’s first and best teacher. The experiences you share, the words you speak, the activities you engage in are all part of your child’s early educational experiences. Children are learning even in the womb.…

Best Children's Books

At Rayito, we understand the importance of reading. Children's books are a classic way to bond with your children, share life lessons, and teach valuable core competencies. Learning the alphabet, recognizing colors, and putting names to objects…

Healthy Habits: Avoiding the Flu this Season

Did you know that the spread of colds, influenza, and enterovirus are often caused by poor hygiene? Avoiding the flu and practicing good hygiene doesn’t need to be boring. At Rayito, we know it’s important to keep kids engaged when it…

How quickly will my child learn Spanish?

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How quickly will my child learn Spanish?? This is a big question for parents. The truth is:  “A lot sooner than you think,” says Luisa Fuentes, founder of Rayito de Sol schools, “Research shows the earlier children…
Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine

Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine, studies find

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Article from the Cornell University Chronicle by Susan S. Lang Teaching young children how to speak a second language is good for their minds, report two Cornell linguistic researchers. Learning a second language does not cause…