1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Facts on Infant Development

    From the time your child is born until they have their first birthday, the amount of growth and brain development they experience is astonishing. As experts in infant child care, Yellow Brick Road in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Maple Grove have some amazing facts regarding your baby’s growth in the first year. Take a minute to marvel at how we all get our start in life, and contact Y…Read More

  7. How to Practice Self-Regulation

    Welcome back to our blog series on self-regulation! In our first blog, we talked about what self-regulation is, and how it’s a skill we can all practice. Now it’s time to put that understanding into action. Find some ways to work on self-regulation with your young one in our blog, and set up a time to visit one of our educational daycare centers in Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, or Eden Pr…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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