If your child loves reading, that’s amazing! By reading with them, you are helping them continue to grow in their essential early literacy skills. All the ideas that our preschool and child care center is about to talk about will be just another fun way to connect with your child over reading. If that first sentence has you scratching your head or wondering if there’s something wrong with your child, don’t worry! Not every kid gravitates
Finding fun and enriching activities for your young one is always a blast for the whole family. It’s even better when those events cost little to nothing! At Yellow Brick Road in Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, and Minnetonka, our child care centers are all about creating amazing experiences for children. We do all that we can to support families, which is why we’ve compiled a list of fun (and inexpensive) things to do in the
We’ll say it — this winter has been nasty. It feels like there’s hardly anything left to do except wait for spring to finally arrive. While you’re dreaming of sunnier days and warm afternoons by the lake, our preschool and child care center has a number of crafts and activities for your young ones to enjoy at home. After all, we don’t want to wish away the time that we’re currently in (though it’s pretty hard
It’s the question that’s on every parent’s mind: How can I make sure my child is ready for kindergarten? It’s a highly important question to ask, because studies show that your child’s success in kindergarten is an indicator for their success in every other grade, and even the rest of their life. Granted, it’s not the only factor, and it’s not a guarantee, but it’s of the utmost importance that your child gets the jumpstart they
Between the ages of three and four, your child truly starts to come into their own. They love exploring the world, they have questions about everything and anything, and they express curiosity more than ever before. By understanding their brain and development, you can help them grow to be amazing kids, and later, adults. At Yellow Brick Road, we provide 3- and 4-year-olds with the nurturing, welcoming, and positive space they need to thrive. Learn more
It’s the age that parents hear the most gruesome things about. It’s the era of tantrums and screaming and meltdowns. The terrible twos happen for every child (or for some, the terrible threes), but when you recognize the developmental changes happening for your child, it’s not hard to see why this can be a rough year. That being said, there are countless amazing developments that 2- and 3-year-olds go through that shape them into who they
After their first birthday, your baby’s growth continues to change rapidly for the next year of their life. In the world of toddlers, things might not always make sense to us adults — that’s why the expert teachers and caregivers at Yellow Brick Road have the information you need to better understand what’s going on with your child during this time. With infant and toddler daycare, as well as preschool programs at each of our four
From the time your child is born until they have their first birthday, the amount of growth and brain development they experience is astonishing. As experts in infant child care, Yellow Brick Road in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Maple Grove have some amazing facts regarding your baby’s growth in the first year. Take a minute to marvel at how we all get our start in life, and contact Yellow Brick Road for the best in
Welcome back to our blog series on self-regulation! In our first blog, we talked about what self-regulation is, and how it’s a skill we can all practice. Now it’s time to put that understanding into action. Find some ways to work on self-regulation with your young one in our blog, and set up a time to visit one of our educational daycare centers in Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, or Eden Prairie! We look forward to hearing
Self-regulation — it’s a concept that nearly all of us have learned, it’s a thing that we practice on a daily basis, and yet, it’s a term that most of us are (understandably) unfamiliar with. In today’s blog, our child care center is going to spend some time talking all things self-regulation. In our next blog, we’ll provide you with some ways to practice it at home with your young one — but the first step
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