Finding the right preschool for your child is an important step in their development. Having a formal educational experience before entering elementary school contributes significantly to their cognitive development, social skills, and autonomy. Here are five essential considerations when deciding on your child’s early educational experience: Parenting Style – You have your own communication style [...]
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Summer’s a great time for togetherness. So bring the whole family together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as fun activities, tasty snacks, and plenty of laughs. Indoor Beach Party - Bring the beach to you! It’s easy: Make tropical punch. Serve tropical foods. Set up beach towels (and inflatable palm trees, if you want). [...]
Happy Cow Appreciation Day! Here are some fun facts about our bovine friends (click on the image to download the printable PDF):
Written by: Barbara Hiatt As the biggest holiday of the summer approaches, we are knee-deep in red, white, blue. And why wouldn’t we be? The 4th of July is the time to beam with patriotic pride! Some of us are hosting get-togethers and barbecues, and some are heading elsewhere to celebrate. Regardless, we’re all excited [...]
As the long, lazy days of summer stretch on, sometimes your family can succumb to boredom. But don’t let this happen to you! We have five ways to inject some fun into your summer. Have a ball . . . with sponge balls! With a pen and ruler, make five lines lengthwise on a sponge, [...]
In our Before- and After-School Clubhouse, school-age students will learn character development that will help them with personal growth and lifelong success through the five unique clubs of our My Best Self! program. Strategies, routines, and support help students build their learning skills, independence, sense of responsibility, and control over their own lives. Before school, [...]
Easy and Healthy Summer Snack Recipes By Andrea Lynn Just in time for an on-the-go summer are a few healthy treats to keep your kids satisfied without hefty amounts of sugar or preservatives. First is a homemade fruit leather—no dehydrator required. Just bake in the oven for a few hours and let sit overnight to [...]
We’re committed to assessment-based curriculum. Why is this so important? Since curriculum is what happens in the classroom every day, when it’s customized to the developmental needs of the specific children in that class, it is more effective. Assessment-based curriculum means children are exposed to, and given practice in, those skills that they are ready [...]
It’s that time of year when many families pack up the car and hit the road for a summer vacation. Long hours spent in that confined space can be pretty tiring, but with a little preparation, a solid plan, and some good packing, you can not only survive the road, but love the experience. Pack [...]
This healthy, sweet chicken salad is perfect for a warm summer day and is packed with nutrients to keep your kiddos fueled during the day. With lean chicken, fresh spinach and a touch of sweetness from orange juice, this nutritious dish will satisfy your kiddos taste buds AND tummies! It’s also one of the many [...]