1. Lessons You Can Start Teaching at Home

    Learning is something that your children do long before they start attending school. Here at Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know that there are countless lessons that parents work on with their children before they attend our daycare facility. Whether you’re looking for something to start working on with them or you’re curious as to which lessons can be taught before …Read More

  2. Avoiding the Back to School Plague

    Now that school is back in session, there are certain things that you need to be prepared for. One of the many things that goes hand in hand with kids back in school is sickness. Unfortunately, the back to school plague is something that all too many are familiar with. If you want to do your best to prevent this from being the case in your household, keep reading. In today’s blog, the team at Ye…Read More

  3. Tips for Toddlers Who Don’t Want to Leave Daycare

    Our last couple of blog posts have talked about ways to make the drop-off to daycare just a little bit easier, but those aren’t the only times where children can throw a tantrum. On the other end of the spectrum there are children that throw tantrums when they have to leave preschool, which can be equally as frustrating. That is why today we are going to touch on children who have a tough time l…Read More

  4. Creating a Morning Drop-Off Routine

    In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the things that you can do to work through separation anxiety with your child. One of the points that we covered was a morning routine. We only touched on it briefly because the reality is that a morning routine looks different for everyone. At the end of the day, your morning routine should not only be efficient in getting your little one to school an…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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