Children's Learning Adventure

Children's Learning Adventure offers the highest quality infant, preschool & after school programs for your children. Locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, & Texas!


Try This Fun Marble Painting Idea with Your Child

Art education is a crucial part of any high-quality child care program or after-school care program. But the fun doesn’t have to stop when your child returns home. For a new spin on painting with your child, watch this video.

This video demonstrates how to use marbles to create imaginative artwork. This dad and his two little helpers will show you how by adding marbles to small bowls with different colors of acrylic paint. Then, they place a few marbles of each color on a sheet of paper that rests on a tray. The kids have a blast shaking the tray around to make brilliant streaks of color.

Your child will love the art studio at Children’s Learning Adventure! Our child care locations provide high-quality pre-k, infant care, and many other programs in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas. Give us a call at (888) 674-1487 or visit us online to read more about our art studio.

What We Learned in September

children's learning adventureSeptember was a busy time at Children’s Learning Adventure! At our preschools, we celebrated our “Amazing ME” curriculum, which included interactive learning activities that emphasized the five senses. Our infant care and toddler care programs explored the special bond between children and the adults who care for them, and how this bond promotes the child’s sense of safety and security. In September, CLA also explored the concepts of integrity and honesty.

The academic curriculum of CLA this September emphasized the value of literacy skills. We practiced phonics, learned to isolate sounds within a word, and began learning how to match written words with spoken words. Children also learned how to differentiate between words and letters. We talked about the main components of a book and we also worked on our counting skills.

Every day at Children’s Learning Adventure brings new opportunities for discovery! Call us at (888) 674-1487 to find a child care program in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas.

How Pre-K Sets Kids Up for Academic Success

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in a pre-k program, but aren’t quite sure if it’s worth it? You should know that pre-k is so much more than just a child care program. It’s a dynamic learning environment for children that gives them the tools and knowledge they need to begin their academic careers, to grow in self-confidence, and to develop crucial socio-emotional skills. Consider setting up a tour at a preschool or pre-k today to learn more about how early childhood education can benefit your young learner.

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Parents of adolescents often remark that their children seem disengaged at school and aren’t invested in their own education. This disconnection is a major problem, but there is a way to address it before it begins. Preschool or pre-k teaches children that learning is an exciting adventure that opens doors for them throughout their lifetime. At pre-k, children learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet, which facilitates early reading abilities. They learn to sort colors and shapes, recognize numbers, and explore basic science concepts. Perhaps even more importantly, they become eager to continue to develop their understanding of the world around them.

Active Participation in Education
Pre-k plays an important role in teaching children of the importance of school and that they ought to be active participants in their own education. When children receive this early start in life, studies show that they are more likely to graduate high school, go on to attend an institute of higher learning, and enjoy better quality of life for years to come. On the other hand, children who don’t attend preschool or pre-k are more likely to repeat a grade later on and less likely to graduate from high school.

Give your child the best possible head start in life by enrolling him or her in a child care program or pre-k at Children’s Learning Adventure! Our preschool and pre-k follow the Lifetime Adventures early childhood curriculum, which is a thematic approach to developing emergent skills. To find out more or to enroll your child in CLA, call (888) 674-1487 to reach a CLA pre-k near Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas.

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

It isn’t always easy for parents to determine if their youngsters are ready to start school. Parents often worry about their children falling behind the rest of the class, being too small for sports, or being too young to meet ever-increasing academic standards. While it is important for a child to have basic academic skills, the development of the whole child should be considered when determining if he or she is ready to start kindergarten. To help your child get ready for school, consider transitioning him or her out of child care and into a pre-k.

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Children tend to do well in kindergarten when they have already learned how to listen to adults and follow simple directions. You shouldn’t expect your child to display perfect behavior all the time. But he or she does need to be able to follow classroom rules and other instructions.

The younger the child, the shorter the attention span generally is. Your youngster doesn’t need to have the attention span necessary to listen to an hours-long lecture. However, he or she should display a general interest in learning. If your child enjoys listening to stories or music, he or she may be ready for kindergarten.

Socio-Emotional Development
Another benefit of pre-kindergarten is that it supports a child’s socio-emotional development. Incoming kindergarteners should possess basic social skills, such as the ability to cooperate with classmates, take turns, and share items. Your child should also have a basic understanding of peaceful conflict resolution.

Physical Development
Physical development is often overlooked when considering kindergarten readiness, yet it’s just as important as cognitive development. Incoming kindergarteners should be able to grasp a pencil and use child-safe scissors, which involve fine motor skills. Additionally, kindergarteners are expected to know when it’s time to use the bathroom and to be able to do so by themselves.

Children’s Learning Adventure offers educational and child care programs for kids from infancy through the early school years. If your child isn’t yet ready for kindergarten, consider enrolling him or her in our preschool program, which provides a gentle transition to our kindergarten program. For more information about pre-kindergarten in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas, call our child care centers at (888) 674-1487.

Get Your Picky Preschooler to Try New Foods

Selective eating habits can make mealtimes challenging for families. Many parents find themselves preparing many different dishes to accommodate multiple picky eaters. Yet, dinnertime doesn’t have to be a struggle. In fact, you can begin preparing your kids for dinnertime right after they come home from their preschool or after school programs.

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Children in preschool or child care should have a healthy snack upon returning home, such as a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. It’s best to avoid letting your child snack too late in the day, however. When kids eat snacks within a couple of hours of dinnertime, they’ll be less willing to eat a healthy dinner.

Ask for Help with Meal Preparation
You may find that it’s easier to entice selective eaters to try vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods by asking for their assistance. Consider starting a vegetable garden with your child. He or she can take pride in growing the family’s meals. You can also ask your child for help completing age-appropriate tasks in the kitchen. He or she can wash vegetables, tear up lettuce and kale for salads, and stir ingredients.

Use the One-Bite Rule
Some households have a rule that states there is no dessert unless the kids finish all of their vegetables. This may be effective for some families, but it may also have the undesirable side effect of making kids perceive vegetables as being unappealing. Instead, consider trying the one-bite rule, which involves letting kids enjoy a small dessert if they try at least one bite of everything on their plates. Children often need to try a new food multiple times before deciding that they like it and the one-bite rule supports this.

At Children’s Learning Adventure, which provides before and after school care, our students learn all about nutritious food in our Culinary Creations specialty classroom. This classroom features personal cooking stations, cultural cuisine lessons, and so much more. Call our child care centers today at (888) 674-1487. We welcome new students at our locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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