1. Top 5 Things Your Child Comes Home With From Daycare

    There are many parents who love daycare. It is a great place for their kids to learn, play, and meet new friends while they head to work. Other parents may be a bit skeptical about enrolling their children in daycare. If you are someone who thought about being a stay at home parent, but are now considering daycare, we wanted to give you a heads up. Parents who have been through the daycare thing b…Read More

  2. 16 Ideas For Family Time and Why It’s Important

    In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to enjoy some family time. From a full-time job and running the kids to different activities to an endless use of technology and excessive screen time, it can be hard to find time to be present with your children and spend time together as a family. Sometimes it is easier to just let your kiddos watch three hours of television while you cook dinner and…Read More

  3. Tips For Raising Caring Children

    While there are many things that you want your child to be, including successful, smart, confident, and happy, raising a caring child that leaves the world a better place is many parents' ultimate goal. When it comes to raising both caring and compassionate kiddos, there are many things you, as a parent, can do to help guide your child in that direction. While many children are good and loving by …Read More

  4. 6 Fun Reading Activities

    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…Read More

  5. Spring Activities in the Twin Cities

    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…Read More

  6. Beat Cabin Fever With Musical Crafts

    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 …Read More

  7. Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

    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 im…Read More

  8. Things to Know About a Preschooler’s Brain

    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, welc…Read More

  9. Developmental Milestones For Toddlers

    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-ye…Read More

  10. Developmental Growth: 12-24 Months

    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…Read More