1. The Benefits of Crafts For Kids

    Parents love crafts for many reasons. This activity can keep your kiddos busy and entertained for hours and you get something special to hang on the fridge. But there are many more benefits that crafting can provide your child. At Growing Kids Learning Centers, we love crafts and know the benefits that they can offer. We include a variety of crafts in our programs and curriculums because we know t…Read More

  2. Teaching Children About Emotions

    Emotions can be difficult to deal with and identify for children and adults. Some adults struggle with expressing their emotions in the best way and being okay with the emotions they may be feeling, which is why it is important to teach children how to identify and handle their emotions while they are young. When you put a focus on emotions and don’t make them something that are frowned upon to …Read More

  3. How to Teach Your Child to Play Independently

    Teaching your child to play is an important lesson for them to learn. Not only does it teach them independence and gives them the ability to entertain themselves, but it also allows you to get stuff done while they play, without needing to be by their side. Independent play is a skill that many children learn in early childhood education programs and daycares, but when they are at home, it can be …Read More

  4. Fun and Educational Summer Activities

    Summer is a great time to enjoy activities outside with your kiddos. From having a water fight to coloring with chalk, there are a variety of different activities that you and your little ones can enjoy. The best part is that many fun summer activities can also be educational too! While we know that parents aren’t always looking for ways to teach their children, we believe that every moment can …Read More

  5. Simple Ways to Teach Your Toddlers At Home

    With everything going on in the world currently, many parents are finding themselves trying to homeschool their children and keep up with their lessons. While it may be easier to teach your toddlers a few things while stuck at home than it is to teach a teenager about chemistry, we wanted to give you some fun and simple tips! At Growing Kids Learning Centers, we offer child care programs that help…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Imaginative Play

    As a parent, you know that your child’s imagination is extremely active and always working. They can make anything fun by imagining it to be something else. And while adults may not understand it anymore, imaginative play is extremely beneficial for your kiddos. While you may think of your child’s imagination as a way to simply keep them entertained, your child’s imagination can help them gr…Read More

  7. Encouraging Curiosity in Your Children

    Have you ever wondered what causes flowers to be so bright and colorful? Have you ever imagined a world other than the one you are used to? Have you ever learned something new from researching something you were curious about? Curiosity is something that drives us to learn new things and to create. Curiosity is what led to some of the most essential items we use today. That curiosity for life and …Read More

  8. How Going to Daycare Can Benefit Your Child

    Some parents have concerns about sending their child to a daycare. Once they've been to our facility in Chesterton, though, those fears quickly go away! That's because they see that the children in our daycare are happy, learning, active, and engaged with each other and their teachers. It's a great place to grow and learn while parents are off doing grown up things. What you might not realize, tho…Read More

  9. Growing Kids Spring Camp

    There’s so much to do at Growing Kids Spring Camp! There’s nothing like dropping your kiddo off at daycare knowing that they’re going to experience great things. Our spring camp daycare is a great way for your school-aged children to learn and have fun with a full-day program of educational and enjoyable activities all week long. Activities including art fairs, picnics, drama, team games, ki…Read More

  10. Get to Know Our Program Better

    When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. That’s what we believe here at Growing Kids Learning Centers in South Bend. Because school is about to start, we want to make sure you know all about our daycare and preschool. Getting started at our school may seem pretty simple to parents who are watching from beyond the classroom, but when we get down to it, our teachers and daycare p…Read More