1. Teaching Kids About Differences

    Kids are highly perceptive, and equally as vocal about what they see. They’ll be the first to tell you that you look tired or, God forbid, old. They’ll also be quick to mention whenever they see differences amongst other people. If the thought of your child pointing out a person who is different than them is simply mortifying, you’re not alone. It’s common for kids to want to understand th…Read More

  2. Myths About Self-Care for Parents

    Self-care seems to be overlooked or forgotten about for parents, and frankly, this is oftentimes intentional. There are a lot of myths that revolve around self-care, which is why Growing Kids Learning Centers is here to clear the air. Find the truth about self-care myths for parents in today’s blog, and schedule a visit with any one of our preschool and child care centers in Goshen, Warsaw, Plym…Read More

  3. Self-Care Tips for Parents

    The average mom gets 17 minutes of free time to herself every day. She also works as a mom for 98 hours a week. When we think of burnout, we often picture stressed out workers at their hectic office jobs. We rarely think about parents. And with the stats on how busy and involved parents are, it’s no wonder that so many parents are feeling worn down. Self-care is hard to practice when your whole …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Inspiring Creativity for Your Child

    Going to preschool and kindergarten is an educationally empowering and transformative time in the development of your child. They are entering the world of schooling, something that will foster the ability to learn and grow as a student. As important as it is to develop the fundamentals of math, writing and reading, fostering the inspiration for creativity and creative development is an integral p…Read More

  10. Books for Your Preschooler

    Preschool is an exciting and important time for your child to get the fundamental skills that will serve as a foundation for them as they advance into kindergarten and elementary school. Learning occurs in the classroom, but can also be enhanced while at home. In this blog, we’re going to explore some books your child can read outside of the classroom to help enhance their fundamentals of readin…Read More