1. Preschool 101 Part 2: How To Find The Right Preschool

    When you’re looking for a preschool for your child, the options may seem overwhelming. Or, you may be feeling like there are a lack of options. Either way, it is possible to find the right preschool for your family, and it is easier than you may think. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we strive to be the child care center in Plymouth, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, and Eden Pra…Read More

  2. Preschool 101 Part 1: Why Preschool Matters

    As your child grows older, the question of whether or not to send them to preschool will begin to ring in your ears. This debate is often a cause of stress for parents, and at Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center we are here to set the record straight that preschool is a highly beneficial choice for your child. To learn more about our child care facilities in Plymouth, Minnetonka, …Read More

  3. Preparing Your Child For the New School Year

    As the days slowly get cooler and the retail stores start stocking Halloween decorations, it is clear that summer is coming to an end. This may excite some parents and disappoint many kids, but the year must go on! Whether your kiddos are younger and new to the whole school routine, or you pulled your children out of their child care center for the summer to spend some quality family time together…Read More

  4. Fun Things to Do With Your Kids to Finish Summer Right

    Don’t panic, but the summer is coming to an end. Whether you took the summer off with your children or enjoyed spending time with them on the weekend, there are, sadly, only a few weeks left. Now is the time to squeeze in all the last minute fun activities that you have been wanting to do with the kiddos! While you may have a few plans up your sleeves, we want to help make the end of your summer…Read More

  5. What Your Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten: Part 2

    Kindergarten is a new adventure for kids. It is a space where they will learn, grow, and start their academic career. Making the transition into kindergarten can be scary for your little one and may be hard for you as well. You want them to be ready and prepared. But are you supposed to know if they are ready and prepared? There is not a “Get Your Child Ready” guide. Everyone will tell you som…Read More

  6. What Your Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

    In the first few years of your child’s life, they learn a lot. From how to walk and talk, to counting and the spelling, they go from babbling balls of fat to smarty-pant kiddos that you are proud of. It is an amazing transition that we have all been through, surprisingly. As your children grow older, you will notice them learning more and more, understanding different things, and they all become…Read More

  7. Tips For Traveling With Toddlers

    Summer is the perfect time to plan your family vacation — your older kids are out of school, you have vacation days saved up, and you are ready for a break from everyday life. While traveling with older kids may not be simple, it is definitely easier than traveling with toddlers. Going on vacation with toddlers may seem like more work than it is worth, you may rather stay home and enjoy some tim…Read More

  8. Teach Your Children Emotional Intelligence

    Emotions are one thing that many of us have trouble with. Whether we have trouble identifying our own emotions, controlling your emotions, or understanding others’ emotions, they are something we have to deal with daily. Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ), is defined by Huffington Post as a “person’s ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions.” T…Read More

  9. Ways to Aid in Your Child’s Development

    During your child’s first few years, they will learn and develop a lot. Their development will help them navigate life easier and they will use these new skills throughout all of life. From the time your kiddos are infants, they are learning and developing different skills. These include language, fine and gross motor, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Your little one is learning a l…Read More

  10. Unique and Fun Summer Activities for Your Kids

    Whether you have children in grade school or younger kiddos who go to daycare, summer is great for spending quality time with them. Taking some days off of work and planning days of fun with your children can help you reconnect and help make long-lasting memories that they will cherish. If you don’t have to go to work during the summer, you will be able to spend every day enjoying time with your…Read More