1. What Should You Look For In A Daycare?

    Choosing a daycare program or preschool for your child is a huge decision. Many parents and families stress over this because they understandably want their children to have the best possible start in life. At Growing Kids Learning Center, we acknowledge how difficult this decision is. Our preschool and child care teachers have compiled a list of things for you to consider when looking into progra…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. Ideal Age To Start Daycare

    A topic that seems to remain in the air, more often than not, is what the ideal age for a child to be enrolled in daycare is. While age does play a part in eligibility, most of the time it comes down to whether or not the parents are working and what methods of care and assistance are available. While this is the primary reason that we see children being dropped off at daycare, it isn’t the only…Read More

  10. 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