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!

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A Look at Repetition Reading at CLA

The child care and preschool curricula at Children’s Learning Adventure are specially designed to support the way kids learn best. This August, our child care centers are helping kids develop critical literacy skills through the use of repetition reading. Children’s brains are hardwired to learn through repetitive exposure to vocabulary and concepts. In fact, children typically need to hear a new word about five times before they begin to associate the meaning with the word.

In our child care and preschool programs, our young learners enjoy listening to favorite stories again and again. Placing new vocabulary words into the context of a story facilitates children’s language development. We like to select books with rhyming sentences in particular because it allows children to develop early phonemic awareness skills.

For further information about the curriculum at our preschool and child care programs, call CLA at (888) 674-1487. Children’s Learning Adventure supports young learners in our locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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How Child Care Programs Benefit Both Kids and Parents

It’s not uncommon for parents to feel some anxiety when it’s time to look for a child care program. Although it may be difficult to leave your child at a child care center at first, you may be reassured to know that research proves daycare is beneficial for both children and the family as a whole. Children have the opportunity to play and learn in a safe, structured setting, while parents may find that they can manage stress better.

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Children are born ready and eager to learn. Their interactions with their environments stimulate their cognitive development and set the stage for later academic success. Children enrolled in child care programs can follow age-appropriate curricula to develop crucial academic skills, such as learning the alphabet. However, school readiness involves much more than pre-literacy skills. They also learn how to interact with peers and adults, how to enjoy parallel play, and how to use problem-solving skills.

Stress-Free Household
Every parent knows that caring for a young child is a full-time job. Enrolling children in daycare centers gives parents the time they need to fulfill job responsibilities, run errands, or simply decompress. Children are highly perceptive and can easily pick up on household tension. They may even suffer developmental problems in a stressful household.

Parental Support
Another way daycare centers benefit parents is that they offer networking opportunities. Just as children make new friends at daycare, parents can also form new friendships with other parents. Having a social outlet and community support is helpful, particularly for parents of young children.

At Children’s Learning Adventure, our Voyagers child care program for toddlers provides a stimulating, structured environment in which youngsters can make new friends, develop their social skills, and build a firm academic foundation. Our daycare centers in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas follow a carefully designed curriculum based on the latest research about early childhood development. To find out if our infant care or child care programs are right for your family, call (888) 592-0131.

Fun Summer Activities for Your Preschooler

Preschoolers never stop learning, even when their preschool or child care program is out for the summer. For young children, learning is an exciting exploration of the world around them. You can support your child’s healthy development by providing enrichment activities this summer, such as by enrolling him or her in an educational summer camp.

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Summer camps for preschoolers may offer part-time or full-time schedules. Look for a summer camp that provides activities your child would be interested in. If your child is outgoing, he or she may especially enjoy a theatrical program. Summer camps may also offer activities for children who love scientific experiments, fine arts, culinary arts, or the environment. Summer camps not only nurture your child’s interests—they also provide a safe, positive setting for children to work on their social skills, create lasting friendships, and develop leadership skills.

Make an Indoor Camp
Summertime activities often take place outdoors and while outdoor play is important for preschoolers, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. If your child is stuck indoors because of rain or a heat wave, turn the living room into an indoor camp. Drape blankets or sheets from chairs, unplugged floor lamps, and similar structures to create indoor tents. Make the camp comfortable with plenty of throw pillows. Then, read books together, watch an animated film, or draw pictures.

Go On a Nature Hike
When the weather does cooperate, take your preschooler out to the nearest nature trail, forest preserve, or park. Bring along a tote or backpack to hold interesting objects your child finds, such as leaves, feathers, and pinecones. When you return home, your preschooler can use these items to create beautiful craft projects.

The Learning Adventure Passport summer camp at the daycare centers of Children’s Learning Adventure is an exciting option for children ages five through 13. At our child care centers in our convenient locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas our campers can star in musical productions, design creations in our Art Studio, and explore traditions, cultures, and food from around the globe. For further information about our summer camp or preschool, call CLA at (888) 592-0131.

What's Happening at Children's Learning Adventure in July?

claThe child care centers of Children’s Learning Adventure have an exciting curriculum planned for July. In Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas, our child care instructors are planning lots of explorations of animal habitats, conservation, and even outer space. We’ll learn about the importance of recycling, including the “Three R’s”—reduce, reuse, and recycle. We’ll also create an environmental print quilt, which will provide an excellent opportunity for kids to practice important social skills, such as cooperation and turn-taking.

Children at our daycare centers in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas will learn pre-literacy skills that are critical for kindergarten readiness. They’ll work on matching spoken words with written words, determining correct punctuation, blending sounds, and rhyming words. This July, children enrolled in our summer camps will be busy working on themed activities, including Wide World of Sports, Animal Kingdom, and Documentaries.

You can read more about the curriculum at Children’s Learning Adventure by browsing our website. Or, call CLA at (888) 592-0131 to find a child care program near you.

Make These Healthy Summer Treats with Your Kids

Summer is an excellent time to encourage your kids to become more active in the kitchen. After you pick up your kids from child care, stop by the store for some fresh fruit, agave nectar, and ice pop molds. Then, watch this video for step-by-step instructions on making delicious and refreshing lemonade ice pops.

The expert in this clip recommends adding three or four blueberries—the larger, the better—and a couple of kiwi slices to each ice pop mold. Then, she combines freshly squeezed lemon juice, agave, and water, and pours the mixture into each mold. After freezing the homemade ice pops for at least six hours, they’re ready to eat!

At Children’s Learning Adventure, a preschool, children can learn to make nutritious and delicious snacks in our Culinary Creations specialty classroom. CLA also offers infant care and child care in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas. Call us today at (888) 592-0131 for more information.

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