1. Skip The Toys With A Few More Gift Ideas

    Welcome back to our blog series on gift ideas that aren’t toys! When you have kids who have more fun with the box than the actual toy, it’s a good time to recognize that buying the latest and greatest novelty might not be in their best interest. With these gift ideas from our preschool and child care center, you can help your child build new hobbies, new understandings, and find new sources of…Read More

  2. Holiday Gift Ideas That Aren’t More Toys

    They’ve made the list, you’re checking it twice, you already know when they’ve been naughty (and when they’ve been nice). So much of the holidays revolves around shopping and presents, and for kids, so much of the season revolves around toys. Even if your children are too young to make their own list for Santa, you already know they’re going to get one metric ton of toys. Grandparents an…Read More

  3. Educational Activities For Preschoolers

    At Growing Kids Learning Centers, we’ve talked a lot about some of the essential milestones that preschoolers should strive to meet before kindergarten. However, we know that this can be a bit intimidating for some parents. Two things that our daycare center commonly hears from parents are how can we best support our child be ready for kindergarten? and is there anything that we can do at home t…Read More

  4. Some More Kindergarten Milestones

    We’re back with Part II of our blog on milestones to hit before kindergarten! Every parent wants the best for their child. When you know exactly how your child should be growing and developing, you can better help them along in the process. With the care, education, and nurturing from our daycare centers in South Bend (at Ireland Road, State Road 23, and North Bendix Drive), as well as in other …Read More

  5. Milestones to Hit Before Kindergarten

    Parents everywhere are familiar with the term “milestone.” From social, cognitive, physical, and academic perspectives, milestones are used to mark a child’s progress, as well as compare it to where they should be at. Milestones are not set-in-stone indicators for success, because every child develops at their own pace. Your first child might have started talking before they were one but sta…Read More

  6. The Most Important Grade

    Nearly always, preschool is thought of as the entryway to education. It’s the porch steps that lead to the house, it’s the “practice year(s)” before kindergarten and the grades to follow. This is the common sentiment, and yet, it’s pretty off-base. Many educational researchers and psychologists consider preschool not just an important year, but the most formative grade of them all. But w…Read More

  7. More Benefits Of Day Camp

    Welcome back to our blog series on the benefits of choosing our summer day camp! In our first blog, we discussed how having some extra structure (and plenty of opportunities for fun) can make a difference in your whole family’s summer. Stay tuned for some more reasons to check out our summer day camps, and find the best in daycare and childcare in South Bend, Valparaiso, Elkhart, Goshen, Bristol…Read More

  8. Benefits of Day Camp

    Summer is one of the best times of the year for so many reasons, but as any parent knows, it does bring a little bit of added stress. It’s amazing that your kids get seemingly unlimited amounts of free time (more on that in a minute), but that doesn’t mean you suddenly do. You’ve got to figure out some solutions to ensure your kids are cared for, and day camp is absolutely the way to do that…Read More

  9. Tips For Daycare Drop-Off

    Whether it is your first time bringing your little one to daycare, or it is just another Monday morning, drop-off can be rough for both kids and parents. Read our tips to make your transition a little easier! Relax: Your child can pick up on your emotions, and if you are stressed, sad, or frustrated they can sense it. Relax, and share your peaceful mood with your child. Establish a routine: Try to…Read More

  10. Your Child’s First Day of Preschool

    Your child’s first day of preschool is a momentous occasion that only happens once. Celebrate this special day, and make it a great one to remember. Kids are naturally nervous when starting at preschool for the first time, but if parents keep the mood fun they will go into the day with confidence and eagerness. Special Breakfast Cooking your child’s favorite breakfast can be a great way to sta…Read More