1. All About Self-Regulation

    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…Read More

  2. Read-Aloud Tips For Parents

    What was a book you remember reading and loving as a child? Was it one you read on your own? Was it one that your family read to you? Was it one that you still go back to, or that you read to your children now? Even if we don’t remember our earliest read alouds, they influenced us in an extraordinary way. Our educational child care center has some tips to help you grow in your read-aloud practic…Read More

  3. Why Reading to Your Child Is Everything

    Parents know how important early education is for their child. Setting the stage for school, helping them develop and thrive in their early (and most important) years, providing a nurturing and structured environment — enrolling your child in an educational daycare is one of the best parenting decisions you can make. But one thing that’s absolutely essential for your child and their early educ…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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