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Top Six Things Every Single Dad Should Know

Emily GrahamUncategorized

It’s hard enough co-parenting, but remove one parent from the equation, and it can become overwhelming. It’s important to remember you aren’t alone, and others have been in your situation before. We can learn from our predecessors, and when you’re having rough moments, it’s good to know these six things.


Pandemic-Safe Gifts and Suggestions for Supporting a Pregnant Friend

Emily GrahamUncategorized

Preparing for a new baby can be challenging enough on its own. But being pregnant during the pandemic can come with added anxieties for parents. That’s why if you have a loved one who is expecting, now is the time to show them some extra love and care. Even so, showing up for your pregnant friend can feel impossible when COVID restrictions keep you from physically being present.


Kids With Great Deeds

Pinky Paula S. TrapseUncategorized

Children can show empathy to others through actions without even knowing what empathy means. Or, in other words, not even being cognizant of the concept of empathy, what they are showing is indeed empathy itself. In ScuttleBugs, empathy is everywhere. The following is not an exhaustive list of these events, but a few are presented here that I have seen in my role as a teacher.

Letter From Near the Front Lines: Steps we have taken to protect staff, families and our business

Allan MorrisonUncategorized

ScuttleBugs, as a childcare provider, is considered an essential service during these COVID-19 lockdown times. We, and more importantly our incredible staff, treat this as our duty and are privileged to provide the best service we can. A skeleton staff of our teachers come in every day to provide ongoing services to the children of those amazing parents who actually are on the front lines.


4 Financial Moves to Make When Starting Your Family

Sara BaileyUncategorized

Some things in life are okay to put off: listening to your voicemail, finishing that craft project, writing the screenplay your college-aged self promised you would. But when you start a family, there are some things you can’t afford to delay. Failing to put the right financial safeguards in place could leave your family in a tight spot if something unexpected happens. And if life teaches us anything, it’s that the unexpected should always be expected.

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Lunar New Year

Yulia OnosovskayaUncategorized

Saturday, 8 February 
10 AM – 1 PM

ScuttleBugs invites you to join us for our Lunar New Year Celebration!
We will have a Chinese Acrobat Performance, Bounce House, Face Painting, Fun Clown and of course, delicious refreshments for all to enjoy.


Plan Your Family’s Future with These Financial Tips for New Parents

Sara BaileyUncategorized

Welcoming children into the world is a massively big change, in more ways than just one. Of course, it’s one thing to consider that you’re now responsible for raising and looking after a living human being, but the responsibilities don’t end at safety. Raising a child is expensive, and these expenses aren’t always easy to anticipate.


American Academy of Pediatrics Advice on Media Use

Yulia OnosovskayaUncategorized

Working on my last blog I found this video that I thought was very useful since it contained a lot of practical advice for parents on this relatively new sphere of parenting. I considered just sharing it with ScuttleBugs Parents, but the video is about one hour long and I felt many parents might not have the time to watch it through. So, I attempted to sum everything up in a 5 minutes read. Here it goes: an extract of the American Academy of Pediatrics professionals’ advice on what parents can actually do to improve their children’s development in the world of information.

What really is Screen Time?

Yulia OnosovskayaUncategorized

Today, we can have the whole world of entertainment, information and communication in our hands all the time. Not only children, but also adults are dealing in different ways with this new possibility (addiction?) of acquiring information or communicating online at any given moment.

Could Bilingualism Be Essential to Future Success?

Nichole Leigh-MostyUncategorized

My experience living in Iceland trying to ensure that my children not only learn my mother language, English, but that they are also afforded the opportunity to connect with the culture of my home country has not been easy. In all honesty I have not received a lot of support in doing so. When my children were in preschool I received mixed messages from teachers and “experts” regarding my children’s linguistic development. …