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How to Calm a Crying Baby in Seconds – “The Hold”

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Let’s face it, those with infants have all been there – the sleep deprived nights, the constant feeding, and the inexplicable crying.
Affectionately referred to as the “Darkness” by my wife, we struggle through it as best we can.

For those currently wading through this treacle of a time period (molasses for those non Aussies), I have a ninja move that just may help.
It’s called “The Hold”, and it’s been used by Dr. Robert Hamilton in his Santa Monica pediatric clinic PACIFIC OCEAN PEDIATRICS for over a quarter of a century.

Open House June 3d 10am to 12pm

Nature Day & Open House

Yulia Onosovskaya Open House

Join our Open house, on the week of World Children’s Day and World Environment Day, to see with your own eyes how and what our little ones learn every day at ScuttleBugs! We are now enrolling for the next school year, with limited availability in our Preschool and PreK Kindergarten Readiness programs. Graduation always creates openings in our younger classes, and we look forward to collaborating with you in bringing our families together!

A family enjoying Spring Carnival at Scuttlebugs childcare

Spring Carnival at ScuttleBugs Childcare

Ashley Hsaw Open House

What a huge turnout we had this past weekend at our Annual Spring Carnival! We had over 30 of our current families attend, as well as 15 new inquiring families within our local community!

A boy looking at the cat in the Animals Care center

Doing Good Deeds

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Earlier in the year ScuttleBugs purchased new naptime linens and blankets for the center, and intended to drop a massive box full to Goodwill. That was until one of our parents made the brilliant suggestion of donating it to an animal shelter instead. This increased the scope of what we could gather, and we were able to scrounge up a significant pile of towels, cushions and stuffed toys that had seen better days – but surely could still be well used and appreciated.

Spring has Sprung

Mr Jullien, Junior Preschool Teacher Teachers

Here at ScuttleBugs, our staff aims to turn not only every moment, but every nook and cranny into an opportunity to play, learn, and grow. More often than not, we see our children thrive on lessons that they can experience first hand, and with subject matter they can relate to. In other words, we believe hands-on learning is not just the best, but really the key, experiential approach from birth through 5 years of age. Every interaction children have with the environment can be a teachable moment with a life-long impact.

Spring Carnival

Yulia Onosovskaya Open House

Join us for our Annual Spring Carnival & Open House on Saturday, May 6th, 10am to 2pm! Your little ones can participate in many exciting activities, and all our guests will be offered light appetizers, snacks, and refreshments, while hot lunches will also be available for purchase! Kindly RSVP if you would like to join us!

The Solar System Discovered Inside ScuttleBugs

Toddlers Team Curriculum

Each week, for the week ahead, we develop our learning process around topics that children are interested in and will engage with. For example Wildlife. Or Dinosaurs. We develop our social, emotional, early math and language and thought concepts while talking about the chosen theme, and create projects that are then explored in our groups’ classrooms.

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 8th

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Calling all little bunnies!
Hop on in to ScuttleBugs Open House for an early start on Spring festivities Saturday April 8th, 10am to 12pm.
Kindly RSVP if you would like to join us for delicious light refreshments, an egg hunt adventure, and fun art and craft activities!

FUN in the SUN

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Recently we removed our three sizeable shade sails that cover the greater portion of our fenced playground to clean and service. They are now back and reinstalled ready to resume their duties of safely protecting our little one’s skins in good time for the summer.
Avoiding over-exposure among children, especially the youngest ones, is something we are very strict about at Scuttlebugs Child Care Center. The outdoor playground is shaded by the sails, and besides, sunscreen is included at ScuttleBugs, and applied each time before the kids can go outside.