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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website... Read More

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website! 

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  • Enjoying Changes in Weather with Preschoolers

    When your child is in preschool, their minds are filled with wonder and excitement as they learn new things about the world around them every day. One of the most enjoyable concepts to learn about is seasons. While adults may take this for granted, there is much to learn when it comes to changes i... Read More

    When your child is in preschool, their minds are filled with wonder and excitement as they learn new things about the world around them every day. One of the most enjoyable concepts to learn about is seasons. While adults may take this for granted, there is much to learn when it comes to changes in weather, and this learning opportunity is a great way to have fun with your child.

    Begin with the basics

    Point out the differences in temperature to your child as an introduction into learning about seasons. When they get dressed in the morning, tell them why they need to put on a heavy coat or rain boots. Explain to them why we wear shorts and tee shirts with sandals in the summer, but then we put on sweaters, pants and warm shoes in the winter.

    Talk about the weather

    Mentioning the many changes in the world around them is the best way to teach your child about the changing seasons. Point out the difference in heavy dark clouds and explain why they look that way. Where is the sun when it is raining? Ask them what they think of the changing leaves and why they think they fall to the ground.

    Learning with art

    Use the seasons to come up with fun activities that get them involved with the changing environment— make cotton ball art to depict fluffy clouds and snow, or play in the fall leaves or make a wreath for the front door. Pick up some leaves from the ground and use them to make impressions by placing the leaves under a sheet of paper and rubbing the top side of the paper with crayons.

    Safety

    Talk about weather safety when discussing the seasons. Explain why we have to drive carefully in rain or sometimes stay inside when there’s a snowstorm. Use every opportunity to teach your child about nature while making it fun for the whole family—your child will grow up to love the changing seasons and always interact with the world around them.


    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Kings River & Eagle Springs located in HumbleTexas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • Be Kind to HumanKind Week with your Preschooler

    Be Kind to HumanKind Week is a national event celebrated during the third week of August. This special time is all about giving back to your community, spreading love, and offering help wherever it can be given. Children are the future, which is why it’s imperative for them to be taught abo... Read More

    Be Kind to HumanKind Week is a national event celebrated during the third week of August. This special time is all about giving back to your community, spreading love, and offering help wherever it can be given. Children are the future, which is why it’s imperative for them to be taught about compassion and kindness. We’ve compiled a few fun ideas for teaching your preschooler about Be Kind to HumanKind Week. Check it out!

    Community clean up

    Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere! Preschoolers understand this concept very well! Grab a few trash bags and head out the front door - it’s time to show some love to the environment. You can start on your street or visit a local park and pick up any litter you notice on the ground. People occasionally put the environment’s needs on the backburner, but mother nature needs kindness too! With a little time spent cleaning up your neighborhood, your child will develop a love for nature and an understanding of the environment.

    Bake for friends

    Who doesn’t love a fresh plate of chocolate chip cookies? You can turn a fun day of baking into a thoughtful gift for neighbors or close friends. Plate up your delicious treat, whether it be brownies, cupcakes, or cookies, and hand deliver it to your loved one’s front door! Your preschooler will enjoy bringing a smile to someone else’s face - and why not save a few extras to munch on?

    Provide for others

    You can even provide for those outside of your circle with a few materials and items. Take your preschooler to the grocery store and pick up brown paper bags, canned goods, bottled water, and a few other snacks. Crackers, protein bars, and fruits like oranges or apples will do the trick. Pack up your bags and take them to a shelter or donation center where they can be distributed to those who need them.

    A little kindness and compassion can go a long way and leave a lasting impact on others, so take this special week as an opportunity to teach your preschooler about giving back.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Kings River & Eagle Springs located in HumbleTexas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School”... Read More

    July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Enrolling Your Preschooler in Summer Camp

    School ends, summer begins, it's tons of fun - and then the boredom sets in. If you're on the hunt for a fun-filled, enriching summer experience for your preschooler, check out Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp of Eagles Springs and Kings River! This week long day camp, which is open to young children from ages five to twelve, is packed with exciting activities that will push your little one to expand their horizons and explore new interests, all while having a blast.... Read More

    School ends, summer begins, it's tons of fun - and then the boredom sets in. If you're on the hunt for a fun-filled, enriching summer experience for your preschooler, check out Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp of Eagles Springs and Kings River! This week long day camp, which is open to young children from ages five to twelve, is packed with exciting activities that will push your little one to expand their horizons and explore new interests, all while having a blast.

    Enjoy Various Activities

    At Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp, children will have the opportunity to #Engineerit while exploring robotics, experimenting with simple machines, and developing original engineering projects. If that doesn't spark your child's interest, #Moveit sure will! Kiddos will learn cultural dances from all over the world, and can even put those new dancing skills to the test by producing a drama production or dance routine!

    Become a Little Chef

    Children at Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp will even get to explore the wonderful world of cooking. From learning cooking techniques, to measuring ingredients and conversions, to preparing quick and easy meals all on their own. You may have yourself a new sous chef!

    Unplug and Get Moving

    Additionally, sending your child to Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp is a great way to help them unplug from technology and embrace their youthful spirit. Tablets, TVs, laptops, and computer games consume the minds of children each day, which is why it is so important to encourage your children to step away from the screen and head outdoors for some fun! There is no lack of fun fitness activities and nutritional snacks and meals at Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp. What better way to spend the summer than getting out of the house and staying active?

    They sky's the limit here, so enroll your children in Kids 'R' Kids Summer Camp today, where they'll form new friendships, establish independence, and have the time of their lives.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Kings River & Eagle Springs located in HumbleTexas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Teaching Preschoolers Foreign Languages

    Young children have the incredible capability of absorbing information that they are exposed to, like learning new languages. Being able to speak more than one language is a wonderful skill and carries lifelong benefits. The earlier your preschooler is introduced to a new language, the more easily they are able to learn it. Here is how you can teach your preschooler a fore... Read More

    Young children have the incredible capability of absorbing information that they are exposed to, like learning new languages. Being able to speak more than one language is a wonderful skill and carries lifelong benefits. The earlier your preschooler is introduced to a new language, the more easily they are able to learn it. Here is how you can teach your preschooler a foreign language.

    Begin at the beginning.

    Start simple by introducing colors, numbers, and simple phrases to your child in another language. “Hello,” “goodbye,” and “thank you” will be easy for your child to remember and incorporate into their day-to-day conversations.

    Play I Spy with your preschooler!

    Here’s a fun way to learn a new language with your preschooler—play I Spy! Whether you’re on a walk or sitting in your living room, you can look around and name different items in English and in the second language you are teaching your preschooler. This is a great way for your child to expand their vocabulary all while taking in their surroundings.

    Use a picture book.

    Try flipping through a picture book together and point to common objects such as tables, chairs, windows and doors. First, say the words in English and then repeat their names in the second language you are teaching your child. They will quickly understand that these words mean the same thing and represent a certain object, and will be able to recall this information when they see said object in person.

    Find an interactive activity for your preschooler.

    Looking for an interactive way to teach your child a new language? There’s an app for that. Gus on the Go, Little Pim, and Dic-Dic are three wonderful apps that can be used to teach your child simple phrases and new words in a variety of languages, from Spanish to French.

    Whether your child eventually speaks a second language fluently or simply enjoys learning something new, teaching your preschooler a foreign language is an experience that will benefit you both for years to come.

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May is... Read More

    May Edition Digital MagazineIt’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • Getting a Preschool Child to Let Go of a Habit

    It’s out with the old and in with the new. As your preschooler learns new things, they pick up on a multitude of habits, both good and bad. Breaking bad habits is usually easier said than done, which is why we’ve compiled a handful of tips to guide your preschooler toward success.Thumb sucking and nail bitingThese negative habits are commonly triggered ... Read More

    It’s out with the old and in with the new. As your preschooler learns new things, they pick up on a multitude of habits, both good and bad. Breaking bad habits is usually easier said than done, which is why we’ve compiled a handful of tips to guide your preschooler toward success.

    Thumb sucking and nail biting

    These negative habits are commonly triggered by feelings of anxiety and nervousness. If you notice your child actively doing one of these self-soothing habits, don’t nag them about it—this may only heighten their stress. Instead, agree on a symbolic gesture or code word as a gentle reminder to use when you notice your little one is negatively self-soothing.

    Whining

    Your little one may have developed the habit of throwing tantrums when they’re tired, hungry, or simply don’t get their way. Young children sometimes have difficulty expressing their feelings of anger or frustration because they just don’t know how. When your preschooler is having an off day and their only means of communication is through whining, calmly and gently tell them that you cannot understand what they’re saying when they whine, and that you need them to speak to you in their “big kid voice.”

    Telling tall tales

    Kids have wonderful, creative imaginations, but this can occasionally lead to telling tall tales and white lies. Your preschooler is still learning to differentiate between right and wrong, and when they make a mistake, they sometimes find it easier to tell a white lie. If your child is telling lies, don’t over-punish them. Find out why they chose not to tell the truth. If they were afraid of getting in trouble, explain to them the difference between right and wrong, and that it is important to be honest. When they are honest, praise them for telling the truth.

    It is completely okay if it takes time for your child to break their bad habits. It has even been said that it takes a minimum of three weeks to break a habit, but with patience and perseverance, you and your preschooler can overcome any challenge. 

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • Teaching Preschool Children about Flowers

    Flowers are one of the most beautiful parts of nature. Their vibrant colors and intricate parts are amazing to behold, but you may be surprised at how much of an impact flowers have on our lives! Aside from bringing smiles to the faces of preschool children all over the world, flowers and other plants are critical to life as we know it. Here are a few things you can teach to your childr... Read More

    Flowers are one of the most beautiful parts of nature. Their vibrant colors and intricate parts are amazing to behold, but you may be surprised at how much of an impact flowers have on our lives! Aside from bringing smiles to the faces of preschool children all over the world, flowers and other plants are critical to life as we know it. Here are a few things you can teach to your children about flowers.

    Bugs eat flowers.

    This may seem silly, but bugs are a huge part of our ecosystem. If we have no bugs then we have no way for imperfect plants to pollenate, and that means much of our fruits and vegetables will no longer exist! We need bugs, and bugs need flowers. Next time you see a bug sitting on a flower, show it to your child and chuckle about how that bug is probably just on their lunch break.

    Flowers make oxygen.

    Humans and animals need oxygen to breathe. Flowers and other plants produce oxygen. They also absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale, which is toxic to us. Point out to your preschooler that if it weren’t for flowers and other plants, the air in our atmosphere wouldn’t be fit for us to breathe!

    Flowers are nature’s decoration.

    Flowers make the world a beautiful place. They add color and life to our world, and they carry meaning when given to others. You can use flowers to express your feelings to others, whether it be love and joy, or sadness and pain. You can visit an arboretum and experience the beauty of the seasonal flowers in your area. Be sure to take a family picture to capture the memories that you’re making together.

    Learn about the meaning behind different flowers, and encourage your preschool child to give a flower to someone they love, like a grandparent or teacher. Teach them about the meaning and let them show love or appreciation through the beauty of flowers.

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  • Teaching Preschool Children about Sports

    It is pretty likely that your preschooler will be interested in some type of sport at some point in his or her life. It could be dance recitals, soccer games, or baseball practices, depending on the interests of your preschool child. Regardless which activity is chosen, these three tips are great for your little one to learn before getting into highly competitive sports.... Read More

    It is pretty likely that your preschooler will be interested in some type of sport at some point in his or her life. It could be dance recitals, soccer games, or baseball practices, depending on the interests of your preschool child. Regardless which activity is chosen, these three tips are great for your little one to learn before getting into highly competitive sports.

    Have fun.

    The most important thing to remember when playing a sport is to have fun. Why pursue a career in any field unless you enjoy it? The same concept applies to sports: learn to love it and to have fun through the wins and the losses. Find joy in the process instead of the outcome—you’ll learn more and your attitude will stay positive. You can also teach your child about joy while you’re at it!

    Be a team player.

    In all aspects of life, we need each other. Whether it’s teammates, coaches, mentors, friends, family, or community, we are all affected and motivated by those in our life that are there for us. Younger children tend to want to do things without help to show their independence, and while some independence is good, in sports, you have to learn that you need each other. Even the best professional basketball players need each other in order to win a game.

    Maintain a good attitude.

    Above all, teach preschool children to maintain a good attitude. Help them to learn through their failures and to use them as a learning opportunity to push them forward instead of letting failure discourage them. Failure is a sign of growth: if you don’t fail at anything, then you’re probably not pushing yourself and striving to learn. Teach your little one to appreciate their teammates, respect their coaches, to love their sport, and to give themselves room to grow and learn.

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  • Favorite Preschool Books

    Reading is the centerpiece of learning, especially for preschool students. Through reading comes every other subject under the sun. You can learn about the world long ago, intricate theories, and stretch the imagination to galaxies far away—all from the comfort of your own home. Help your preschool child experience the world beyond by reading aloud to them!Here are four of the most loved books that you can share with your preschooler.Whe... Read More

    Reading is the centerpiece of learning, especially for preschool students. Through reading comes every other subject under the sun. You can learn about the world long ago, intricate theories, and stretch the imagination to galaxies far away—all from the comfort of your own home. Help your preschool child experience the world beyond by reading aloud to them!

    Here are four of the most loved books that you can share with your preschooler.

    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Travel with Max as he sails across the sea to tame his wild things and leads them in a wild rumpus.

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Follow along with The Giving Tree as she shows her love to the little boy throughout his life. This touching story is sure to remind you of someone that has poured themselves out for you.

    Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

    Take a journey with Sal and her mother as they store up berries for winter. Along the way, they meet a mama bear and her cub who are also berry hunting.

    How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

    What do you do when you want to make an apple pie, but the market is closed? The world becomes your grocery store! Hike along as the little girl travels all over the world to choose the very best ingredients for her apple pie. Making an apple pie is easy!

    Read these with your little one and share with them your favorite book from your childhood. Pass on that special book to your children, and share the memories of your younger days with them. Create new memories, and enjoy the time that you have together to bond over the discovery of a new world through reading.

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  • Fun St. Patrick's Day Treats for Preschool Children

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click  ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click  here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about ke... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • How to keep your preschooler occupied when stuck indoors all day

    When it’s far too frosty to play outside, it can be tough to keep your little ones entertained all day long. Here are our top tips for turning your somber snow day into an indoor adventure!Fireside feast: There’s nothing like a hot plate of comfort food on a cold day. Get a head start on dinner and have your preschooler help out! Baked mac n’ cheese or chicken noodle soup will warm the hearts of your entire family, and your preschooler will enjoy the opportunity to help you out in the kitchen. Bon appétit!... Read More

    When it’s far too frosty to play outside, it can be tough to keep your little ones entertained all day long. Here are our top tips for turning your somber snow day into an indoor adventure!

    Fireside feast: There’s nothing like a hot plate of comfort food on a cold day. Get a head start on dinner and have your preschooler help out! Baked mac n’ cheese or chicken noodle soup will warm the hearts of your entire family, and your preschooler will enjoy the opportunity to help you out in the kitchen. Bon appétit!

    Incorporate education: Even if it’s a snow day or the weekend, your child can continue to learn. A trip to your local science or children’s museum can provide him or her with an exciting, educational experience. Plus, all of that walking will keep your child active! If weather conditions prevent you from leaving the house, reading or crafting together are two activities that are both engaging and enjoyable.

    Have a game day: From board games to apps to classics like charades and Simon Says, there are endless ways to stay entertained all day long! Plus, a little friendly competition might help alleviate that “stir crazy” feeling that occurs when stuck inside all day.

    Cherish the downtime: When all else fails, remember that it’s okay to step back and take a break from your busy schedule. Cozying up with blankets and hot chocolate is the perfect way to enjoy family time together while resting up for the remainder of your weekly responsibilities.

    From sweet treats to story time to Simon Says, any of these snow day ideas are sure to be a hit among your little ones. Stay warm and happy this holiday season by trying one of the above indoor activities! 

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  • Healthy Food This Year

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • Helping Your Teacher to Help Your Child

    Developing a relationship with the teachers that are investing into your child’s education is a great way to make sure that your child is getting all that they need in their young years. Here are some ways that you can help your teacher as they help your child:Stay involved with any material that your child may bring home. Even if it’s just a picture that they have drawn, take it out and hang it up on the fridge to show your child that you support the efforts that they’re putting into learning. Be proud of all of their accomplis... Read More

    Developing a relationship with the teachers that are investing into your child’s education is a great way to make sure that your child is getting all that they need in their young years. Here are some ways that you can help your teacher as they help your child:

    Stay involved with any material that your child may bring home. Even if it’s just a picture that they have drawn, take it out and hang it up on the fridge to show your child that you support the efforts that they’re putting into learning. Be proud of all of their accomplishments!

    Appreciate your teachers all year round. Show that you care through kind words and small gifts throughout the semester. A little bit of kindness can go a long way!

    Communicate; get to know your teachers. Let them know any important information at the beginning of the day. Is little Johnny having a bad day? Knowing the reason why can help them to make sure that the rest of their day is better. Ask how the day went, and be willing to discuss anything that they mention. Communication is key for any relationship.

    Reinforce learning in real life. Sing through the ABCs with your child, read to them plenty of good books, and teach them fun learning songs that could benefit their learning at school.

    Overall, a positive attitude and an effort to stay involved and show your interest in the well-being of your child are the most important things you can do. Don’t forget to slow down and take the time to enjoy this phase of life as your little one is learning more and more about the world around them. Stay involved, and be proud of your child for all they’re doing, and remember that we’re all here to help you out as you seek to raise up your child in this great big world.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun H... Read More

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.

    Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & mat... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on getting kids active in sports, kitchen experiments, and the benefits of responsibilities!

    December Digital Magazine

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  • Four Things You Can Teach Your Child through Playtime

    Playtime is where children learn. Make sure your child has all the necessary items to learn all they can while making fun childhood memories. They won’t even know they’re learning! Motor SkillsSupply your child with building blocks, paper and scissors (be sure to get harmless scissors that can only cut paper), and Crayons, and let them go free! Though turning them loose with scissors might sound intimidating at first, there is no better way of developing hand-eye coordination and motor skills! ... Read More

    Playtime is where children learn. Make sure your child has all the necessary items to learn all they can while making fun childhood memories. They won’t even know they’re learning!

    • Motor Skills

    Supply your child with building blocks, paper and scissors (be sure to get harmless scissors that can only cut paper), and Crayons, and let them go free! Though turning them loose with scissors might sound intimidating at first, there is no better way of developing hand-eye coordination and motor skills!

    • Numbers and Counting

    Numbers can be taught through games like hop-scotch as you chant the numbers while hopping. Count everything! Count the army men, the baby dolls, apple slices, chairs around the table, or people in your family. Songs like Five Little Monkeys incorporate numbers into song, and you could even have them listen to skip-counting songs if you’re feeling ambitious.

    • Sorting and Shape Recognition

    Put all the blue cars together and all the green cars together. Or match the square blocks with all of the other square blocks. “Can you find all of the red toys for me?” Puzzles are also great resources that combine shape recognition and motor skills.

    • Reading Comprehension

    It’s often been said that if you want your child to be a reader, then read to them daily! Start them off young with great classic literature to develop in them a taste for reading. Use different voices as you read to make it more interesting and fun. Like Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.) Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love. Read “... Read More

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)

    Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.

    Read “How to Help Others This Holiday Season” on Family Fun Houston. 

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  • Creating a Can-Do Attitude

    “My paper airplane won’t fly! Can you fly it for me?” After happily throwing and flying his airplane alone for almost 10 minutes, he had suddenly decided that he couldn’t do it anymore. “No, I want you to fly it. I can’t do it!”While there is nothing wrong with helping your children, there comes a point where you cannot do every little thing for them. We want our children to be independent and confident in their capabilities, so let’s take a look at 3 ways you can help your child to feel empowered, an... Read More

    My paper airplane won’t fly! Can you fly it for me?” After happily throwing and flying his airplane alone for almost 10 minutes, he had suddenly decided that he couldn’t do it anymore. “No, I want you to fly it. I can’t do it!

    While there is nothing wrong with helping your children, there comes a point where you cannot do every little thing for them. We want our children to be independent and confident in their capabilities, so let’s take a look at 3 ways you can help your child to feel empowered, and create in them a can-do attitude.

    • Encourage them to keep trying.

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” It can be frustrating for a child to continually fail at something, especially in the earlier years of fine motor skill development when their physical capabilities don’t quite match up with their intellectual capabilities. Our children need to know that failure is not the end, but rather a step toward progress!

    • Teach responsibility.

    Give them age-appropriate responsibilities. They can put away the clean silverware, or fold washcloths, or put their dirty laundry in the hamper, or even wipe clean their chairs after dinner! Whatever small chore you choose, make sure they are actually capable of completing it, and then encourage them to do their best!

    • Acknowledge their progress.

    Always remember to tell them what a good job they have done. Always acknowledge their strengths, and let them know how helpful and strong they are. Whenever you hear phrases like “Look what I did!” use that wonderful opportunity to acknowledge their sweet skills. If you build up their confidence when they are coming to you for affirmation, that confidence will spill over into other areas of their lives and encourage them to keep trying!

    A can-do attitude not only promotes a healthy lifestyle, but it will be helpful in all areas of life as your child grows up. They will be more likely to succeed, and less likely to develop feelings of insecurity. Help your children gain the confidence they need to go out into this big, big world.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & mat... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

    November Digital Magazine

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  • Safety during the Fall

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time. For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe. Read “ ... Read More

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time.

    For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe.

    Read “ Safety during the Fall” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Classic Children's Books

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life. Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading ... Read More

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.

    Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!

    Read “Classic Children’s Books” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • First Time Athlete?

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting ac... Read More

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting activities, but the time and energy you place in helping your child choose an activity is worth the effort!

    Read “ First Time Athlete?” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Family Activities for the Fall

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • October Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

    October Digital Magazine

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  • How Music Affects Learning

    Research shows that music affects the brain more than any other discipline. It stimulates the various areas of the brain to work together in harmony: visual, auditory, and motor functions.Why is this?Making music requires many facets of our brain. In order to play a piece of music, we need to plan, strategize, pay attention to detail, and engage both cognitive and emotional areas spread throughout the brain.It’s like someone who is painting a moving game of ches... Read More

    Research shows that music affects the brain more than any other discipline. It stimulates the various areas of the brain to work together in harmony: visual, auditory, and motor functions.

    Why is this?

    Making music requires many facets of our brain. In order to play a piece of music, we need to plan, strategize, pay attention to detail, and engage both cognitive and emotional areas spread throughout the brain.

    It’s like someone who is painting a moving game of chess and talking to their sweetheart—the painting is the creative part, chess is the planning and strategy, and the romance is the emotional aspect. It’s all rolled into one when a child is learning to play music.

    Studies have found that children who learn music at a young age have better memory retention and recall. Because they learned to “tag,” so to speak, these various parts of a song—conceptual, contextual, emotional, and auditory—they have learned unique ways of storing information, much like a computer database.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we teach innovative programs like ColorSoundation that teach children the components of music, like tone, pitch, and rhythm, all while learning through colors and stories.

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

    September Digital Magazine 

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  • Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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  • Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transitioning Back to School

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  • Failure Is an Option

    Every great story is a story about failure. Every human has experienced great failures. Children are no exception. They are just tinier versions of adult humans. This isn’t a problem, though, because failure is important to their lives.In an article from Lifehack, psychologists have determined ten... Read More

    Every great story is a story about failure. Every human has experienced great failures. Children are no exception. They are just tinier versions of adult humans. This isn’t a problem, though, because failure is important to their lives.

    In an article from Lifehack, psychologists have determined ten common threads of successful parents, and one of them is, of course, letting your children fail. “And while this may sound counter-intuitive,” the article says, linking an article from Quartz, “research shows that more is gleaned from failure than success.”

    Think about your favorite book or movie. Batman failed to kill Bane the first time around. In Jaws, people got eaten. Luke Skywalker lost his hand, but he came back, and was more resilient the next time. Maybe your child is like Luke Skywalker. Maybe she’s like Princess Leia. Either way, every main character fails and returns stronger and more determined.

    From Misery to Mastery

    The article from Quartz mentions this example from a psychologist, “who puts pairs of mothers and children in a room and videotapes them as they play. Grolnick then labels the mothers as ‘controlling’ or ‘autonomy-supportive,’ meaning the moms let the kids figure things out on their own.” The psychologist then placed the children back into the room alone to perform a task. “The results were ‘striking,’” the article says. “The children who had controlling mothers gave up when faced with a task they could not master. The others did not.”

    In the book The Gift of Failure, author Jessica Lahey reminds us that “overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education.” By shielding children from failure, she learned that her middle-school students “wilted in the face of challenge,” Quartz says. That’s when she realized that “we seem to be more worried about raising happy children than competent or autonomous ones.”

    Failure Is Good for Us

    No one likes to fail. It isn’t a pleasant thing. Sometimes, though, it’s the best thing for us. It’s what we need. It’s what children need. They need to learn how to deal with failure so they can learn how to deal with success. It’s humbling, strengthening, and, ultimately, encouraging, both for them and for us.

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  • Humble, TX Childcare: August Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve o... Read More

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month's issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine

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  • Humble, TX Daycare: Making Playtime Fun For Parents Too

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too... Read More

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • Humble, TX Childcare: July Edition of the Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs and Kings River are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs and Kings River are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

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  • Humble, TX Preschool: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules fo... Read More

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules found in this article: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party.

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  • Humble, TX Daycare: Keeping Your Child Back-to-School Ready!

    We all know that the summertime can be prime time for your child to lose focus on anything remotely educational and disappear into iPads and TV shows. While a little TV time is not going to ruin your child, we suggest filling at least part of each summer day with constructive learning activities. Keeping your child... Read More

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    We all know that the summertime can be prime time for your child to lose focus on anything remotely educational and disappear into iPads and TV shows. While a little TV time is not going to ruin your child, we suggest filling at least part of each summer day with constructive learning activities. Keeping your child’s mind active and his brain engaged in learning will make the transition to Back-to-School much smoother. Even though summer has just begun, it’s only 12 short weeks until school buses will start filling the roads and school supplies will be spilling off of department store shelves. Make the most of your summer with your child with a few proactive steps to keep them learning.

    1. Make Reading a part of Your Routine – Even if your child has not shown any interest in reading, making it a part of their daily routine can help encourage them to explore the world of reading. Before nap time or bedtime is a great opportunity to sit down and read a book. As your child gets older, introduce them to chapter books and practice reading out loud together. Many studies have shown that an early exposure to reading positively affects a child’s learning capability.

    2. Get into Nature – In the early morning or late afternoon, when the sun isn’t beating down too hard, take your child outside and explore your surroundings. Make the exploration casual and fun! Point out interesting rocks or leaves, and ask your preschooler what he thinks about all of the different discoveries.

    3. Create Something Tasty – Whenever you bake or cook, you are using measurements to make the recipe just right. This summer, involve your preschooler or kindergartener in making delicious treats and use it as a learning opportunity to show the practical, everyday use of math! Ask your child about measurements, “How much is this? How many ___ do we need for this recipe?”etc.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River, we are passionate about providing a solid First Step to Higher Education™ for every child in our care. Giving your child an engaging educational environment, year-round means that the summer time is never wasted and students are always ready to continue with learning when back-to-school comes around! Contact us today to discover what our exclusive preschool curriculum, nurturing staff team, and secure state-of-the-art facility can do to exceed all of your childcare expectations! 

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  • Humble, TX Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father’s Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River digital magazine provides information on family-fr... Read More

    From fun Father’s Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    We’re particularly excited about the community news section this month which highlights are involvement in the Frisco Public Library’s early literacy initiative!

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

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  • Humble, TX Preschool: Learn About our STEAM AHEAD Preschool Curriculum!

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River we know that learning can happen at a very early age. Whether you have an infant, toddler, preschooler, or elementary-aged child – they are constantly learning and growing! The best place a child can learn is one where the education is dynamic, engaging and FUN! At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Eagle ... Read More

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River we know that learning can happen at a very early age. Whether you have an infant, toddler, preschooler, or elementary-aged child – they are constantly learning and growing! The best place a child can learn is one where the education is dynamic, engaging and FUN! At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Eagle Springs & Kings River, we know learning can happen indoors, outdoors, in a classroom setting and at home. We are passionate about equipping each of our students with a solid First Step to Higher Education™.

    As a part of our commitment to your child’s success in early education we incorporate the exclusive STEAM AHEAD® curriculum for our preschoolers. This curriculum implements the STEM pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while also incorporating Art into your child’s day. This curriculum helps children learn how to theorize, hypothesize, reason, and predict. Understanding the aspects of technology, engineering, science, art and math, young learners become more imaginative, resourceful and inventive and are able to build a stronger educational foundation within the classroom through hands-on projects, and play.

    With creative learning stations and interactive activities, your preschooler will sharpen her critical thinking skills while developing social skills and having a ton of fun with her classmates! Our teachers are committed to transforming their classrooms into educational environments that encourage and challenge children to expand their knowledge. As your preschooler explores the worlds of Science, Math, and Art she is becoming prepared for the more rigorous challenges of elementary education. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Eagle Springs & Kings River we love preparing our students to succeed in the next chapter of education. Whether you are looking for a place for your infant to be loved and nurtured or for your pre-K student to get equipped for Kindergarten, we have the program you are looking for! Contact us today to learn more, we would love to give you a free tour.

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Eagle Springs / Kings River: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the tr... Read More

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the transition from one classroom to another, or a new, unfamiliar teacher. As you consider your child’s educational experience, use the following checklist to make sure your child is prepared to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten equipped for success!

    To see the checklist, read the full article here: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep... Read More

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities into one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted mom.

    1. Location, Location, Location – When deciding where to picnic start by doing it at a familiar place. You could even start in your own backyard or at a friend’s house. Being familiar with your surroundings will give you peace of mind to be able to enjoy yourself. Once your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Children almost always do better when they have friends to play with. Even introverted children appreciate the company of another child to play with outside. Being outside is the perfect place to spark imagination so having a friend explore with your child makes it even more fun! Plus, having another adult to watch the kiddos means you will have a chance to talk to a grown-up and have another set of eyes looking out for your child as you look after theirs.

    To find out the rest of the picnicking tips, read the full article here: Picnicking With Your Children

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:1.Toddlers Can Learn ColorsBefore letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. Th... Read More

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    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

    Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with different shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes found in his or her eggs.

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!

    For the rest of the ways your child can learn through an egg hunt, read the full article here: What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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  • How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your chil... Read More

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    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.

    Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respectfully. The best way to stop back talk is to provide your child with some independence – but within your own limits. Kids of all ages need a sense of personal power to make their own choices and express their differences in opinions with parents. When parents make all the decisions for them, children naturally want to lash out, and so they do — with words and sometimes, physical aggression.

    So how can parents teach their children to disagree respectfully? Read the full article here: How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

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  • An Interview with the Easter Bunny & Other Ways to Encourage Your Child's Imagination!

    There are a lot of interesting characters that would be a lot of fun to meet. Can you imagine having Santa Claus over for dinner? Or what about inviting the tooth fairy to a play date? Such silly ideas! Where there is silliness, however, there is great opportunity for FUN! This time of year, it’s the Easter Bunny that many children have an interest in, and why not? He’... Read More

    There are a lot of interesting characters that would be a lot of fun to meet. Can you imagine having Santa Claus over for dinner? Or what about inviting the tooth fairy to a play date? Such silly ideas! Where there is silliness, however, there is great opportunity for FUN! This time of year, it’s the Easter Bunny that many children have an interest in, and why not? He’s a very intriguing character! Nobody knows where he lives or what his real name is. Does he have helpers like Santa? Does he have a favorite color or food? 

    If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, just about anything can be turned into a learning experience! Your child is likely asking a lot of questions about the world around him and while it can be very exhausting to answer them all, you can also make a fun game of it!

    With your child, compile a list of questions he would like answered by imaginary characters and take turns giving the answers! Be careful though, this is bound to get pretty silly pretty fast! This is also a really fun way to learn information about actual historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton, and other inspirational people. For the more “realistic” interviews, you and your child can find the answers to many questions about the person’s life, together. Googling is always a helpful way to learn information quickly but don’t rule out the good old-fashioned process of going to the local library or ordering books online to read together.

    Taking an active role in your child’s education, especially during his most formative years (ages 1-5) is a unique privilege. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River we are proud to provide each child with a solid First Step to Higher Education™! From our nursery to our after-school program, our committed staff team gives their best each day to create an atmosphere of curiosity, fun, and learning! Contact us today to find out how we can exceed your childcare needs!

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot... Read More

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?

    While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot of fun and creative ways. From playing fun children games such as Monopoly Jr. ® and even helping your child start his/her own personal bank (hello, piggy bank!) your child can start on a path towards having a healthy view of finances and money management!

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Join us for an Olympic Adventure this Summer!

    Spring is only a few weeks away and summer will closely follow! Do you have plans for the summer? Apart from some fun family vacation time, many working parents are searching for a safe place for their school-age children during the summer months. Even though school is out, that doesn’t mean your child has to suffer from “brain fog” du... Read More

    Spring is only a few weeks away and summer will closely follow! Do you have plans for the summer? Apart from some fun family vacation time, many working parents are searching for a safe place for their school-age children during the summer months. Even though school is out, that doesn’t mean your child has to suffer from “brain fog” due to inactivity and too much TV time. Raising healthy kids means exercise needs to be a year-round part of your child’s life. Our epic Kids ‘R’ Kids Summer Camp Olympic Adventure is just what your child needs to stay active and engaged!

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are kicking off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, August 5 – but your child won’t have to wait that long to enjoy Olympic festivities. Our 10-week summer camp will take campers for an around-the-globe experience and provide a summer filled with cross-cultural and Olympic-sized FUN!

    Beginning in Athens, Greece – the birthplace of the Olympic Games, our summer campers will take a tour around the world – from Africa to Asia, Europe to the Americas. Each week will highlight the customs, culture, and cuisines of a designated nation. In addition to learning about interesting nations, your child will also participate in activities that will promote teamwork and confidence-boosting! Our school-age campers will also enjoy local field trips all across Houston, TX!

    Parents don’t have to worry about what their child is eating because we provide fresh and nutritious meals each day for our campers. Our staff team is dedicated to making sure each child has an absolute BLAST at our Summer Camp and we would love for you to join in! Contact us today for more information about all of the unique features of Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Eagle Springs/Kings River. We are so much more than a daycare or childcare facility! 

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  • ​Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for suc... Read More

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.

    Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your resolutions and goals while enjoying the process along the way.

    Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions 

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  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

    We’re a few weeks into the New Year and many people are already struggling to keep up with the ambitious resolutions they have sworn to achieve. Among the top of the list are usually goals relating to losing weight or eating healthy. These are wonderful goals! But if you’re a busy, working parent with a toddler or preschooler at home, exercise seems as plausible as snow in July.The good news is, you don’t have to make enormous changes in your daily routine to incorporate a healthier lifestyle. For example, instead of watching TV... Read More

    We’re a few weeks into the New Year and many people are already struggling to keep up with the ambitious resolutions they have sworn to achieve. Among the top of the list are usually goals relating to losing weight or eating healthy. These are wonderful goals! But if you’re a busy, working parent with a toddler or preschooler at home, exercise seems as plausible as snow in July.

    The good news is, you don’t have to make enormous changes in your daily routine to incorporate a healthier lifestyle. For example, instead of watching TV after dinner every night, set aside one or two nights to go for a walk together as a family or make regular visits to a nearby park. During your lunch break taking a walk outside or going for a quick jog can help your heart health as well as boost endorphins. In fact, if you have a young infant or toddler at home, now is the best time to start setting healthier standards for your family. Children are most formative in their early years and will be much more likely to follow your lead on food and exercise when they’re younger.

    It can be easy to overbook yourself when you mean to put more healthy activities into your schedule so a good rule of thumb is to replace activities rather than add new ones. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs & Kings River we provide a Health and Fitness program as part of our daily curriculum for toddlers through pre-K children. Our program provides all the tools for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy how to be healthy. Throughout this curriculum we emphasize healthy bodies, the food pyramid, family style dining, and physical fitness. Since this program is included as one of the many benefits of your child’s tuition, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of carpooling or carving out specific time for your child to learn and practice a healthy lifestyle!

    As the premier Learning Academies in Humble, TX we are passionate about giving children the opportunity to develop academically, socially, and physically. From our unique curriculum to our incredible staff team, each child encounters an environment that promotes and encourages a lifetime love for learning. Contact us today to schedule a free tour!

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  • Making Music a Part of Your Child's World

    Everyone has their favorite type of music – from hip-hop to classical and everything in between! Young toddlers and preschoolers often develop an early love for music if they are exposed to it since it can make all types of learning fun! In fact, many studies... Read More

    Everyone has their favorite type of music – from hip-hop to classical and everything in between! Young toddlers and preschoolers often develop an early love for music if they are exposed to it since it can make all types of learning fun! In fact, many studies have linked music education with excellent academic performance in the areas of reading and math.

    So if your preschooler won’t stop singing that same song over and over again – don’t pull your hair out! Chances are, he is developing important neural pathways in his brain that will contribute to his education in the years to come.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Eagle Springs and Kings River, our Whiz Kids music program exposes children to a variety of musical styles, cultures, and techniques. Through the discipline of music, many children also learn important skills such as self-discipline and gain confidence in their creative abilities. In addition to enjoying the experience of making music, your child’s brain is busy forming neural connections that help enhance their future learning experiences.

    We understand that all types of learning can happen outside of the traditional classroom, which is why we also offer extracurricular activities in foreign languages, dance, fitness and more! Every child in our learning academy has the opportunity to develop new cognitive and social skills as they enjoy enthusiastic teachers and creative curriculum all within our secure, state-of-the-art facility.

    Contact us today to learn more about our special programs and our educational programs for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old!

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  • Answering The Difficult Questions

    While these questions can take parents by surprise planning in advance how and what to talk to your children about when they ask about death can help you. It is critical not to avoid or try to brush off the questions as that will only cause more confusion and perhaps even fear if children pick up your discomfort on the subject.Stay Child Centered... Read More

    While these questions can take parents by surprise planning in advance how and what to talk to your children about when they ask about death can help you. It is critical not to avoid or try to brush off the questions as that will only cause more confusion and perhaps even fear if children pick up your discomfort on the subject.

    Stay Child Centered

    It is very important to discuss death and dying at the child’s level of understanding. Taking in abstract terms or using common phrases about death to kids will only cause confusion. You certainly can talk about spiritual or religious beliefs about the death and dying with your children but keep them at an age appropriate level.

    Be careful not to use terms like “sleeping” or “passed on” or “lost” but rather be compassionate and honest. Children need a clear description that makes sense to them. Even younger children can understand that a body can stop working when a person is in an accident or is elderly. Often this type of honest, clear and simple explanation is enough for a youngster.

    Talk About Real World Examples

    It is important, especially with younger children, to stay to simple examples and not to try to include too many concepts at one time. It is important for children to understand that death is a normal part of life without stressing the mortality of the child or of you as the parent. It is also important to remember that younger children, especially those under the age of 10, may see death as reversible.

    Kids may ask about a pet, family member or loved one’s death repeatedly. Be patient and provide a consistent answer that provides the information the child is seeking. Talking to a counselor or reading a book about death that is at an age appropriate level can help a parent start the conversation and allow children to ask the questions they may be worrying about. 

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  • Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our minds are filled with thoughts of fun get-togethers, Secret Santa gift swaps, and evenings filled with Christmas lights and hot cocoa. It’s equally important to be thinking about safety during this busy time of year. With just a little bit of patience and planning, you and your family can celebrate a fun, safe, and memorable holi... Read More

    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our minds are filled with thoughts of fun get-togethers, Secret Santa gift swaps, and evenings filled with Christmas lights and hot cocoa. It’s equally important to be thinking about safety during this busy time of year. With just a little bit of patience and planning, you and your family can celebrate a fun, safe, and memorable holiday together.

    Here are a few Holiday Safety Tips from the National Safety Council to keep in mind:

    • Keep your Christmas tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. Make sure the tree does not block foot traffic or doorways.
    • Don’t overload your extension cords. Use no more than three light sets per extension cord and place cords against walls to avoid creating a tripping hazard.
    • When displaying outdoor lights, fasten them firmly to a secure support with insulated staples or hooks to avoid wind damage. Never nail, tack or use stress wiring when hanging lights. Keep plugs off the ground away from puddles and snow.
    • As you prepare your Christmas feast, remember to not defrost food at room temperature. Instead, thaw meat in the refrigerator in cold water or in the microwave.
    • After everyone’s belly is full, refrigerate or freeze leftovers in covered shallow containers (less than two inches deep) within two hours after cooking. Don’t forget to date the containers!
    • Cold weather and holiday traffic can sometimes take a toll on your vehicles. Prepare your car for the winter by checking items such as the brakes, spark plugs, battery, and tires.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Eagle Springs/Kings River, your child’s safety is always our primary concern. Our facility is a secure, password-protected building equipped with cameras in each classroom. We love to provide peace of mind to our parents by offering live online viewing access to their child at anytime during the day. All of our staff members are trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness and had a very extensive background check done before being hired.

    If you have any questions about our facility or staff team we invite you to contact us! We would love to give you a tour and answer all of your questions.

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