Summer is in full swing and it is HOT! Are you struggling to get your kids to try new foods and eat healthy veggies this summer? With so many fresh flavors, summer is a great time to introduce new foods to your kids. Try this fresh broccoli salad with your next barbeque! Broccoli is a member of … [Read more...] about Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthy This Summer
When disasters happen it can be frightening, chaotic and confusing. Children, especially, can feel very frightened during a disaster and afterwards some can exhibit temporary changes of behavior. For most children these changes will be mild, not last long, and diminish with time. However, reminders … [Read more...] about Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Media Coverage of Crises
We live in an uncertain world. Many circumstances that affect our lives often feel out of our control, causing anxiety, feelings of helplessness, even fear. A crisis situation exists any time that your child is no longer safe by himself or with others or when there is a need for immediate action or … [Read more...] about Helping Children During Times of Crisis and Trauma
Riley Crossing child care takes a very unique approach to preschool by offering a special intergenerational program that brings preschoolers together with our seniors from the Riley Crossing Senior Living community. They are known as the children’s, “grandfriends.” This unique experience offers both … [Read more...] about Virtual Intergenerational Connections Help our Young Ones Learn and Grow
Riley Crossing Child Care understands that due to COVID19, there may be many uncertainties or concerns for your pre- kindergartner’s learning experience. For this reason, we are thrilled to take some weight off your shoulders and make it known that we are remaining open and will not be partaking in … [Read more...] about Concerned about distance learning for your pre-kindergartner in the Fall?
Is Our Childcare in Chanhassen Open? Yes, we are open and enrolling new families into our child care program throughout this pandemic! Children 6 weeks to 5 years of age are welcome to experience our unique preschool offerings that focus on a smooth transition into kindergarten. While we are very … [Read more...] about Is Riley Crossing Child Care Open? Our Response to COVID
If you’re returning back to work and considering putting your baby in infant care, it can be a challenge to find daycare. How do you find care, and how do you know if it’s the right fit? Use these tips to help you with this process and know you’re leaving your child in capable hands. Where to Find … [Read more...] about How to Find Infant Care
Starting daycare is a stressful time for both parents and children. For parents who want to avoid separation anxiety and tears (on both sides), there are some steps you can take before the big day. Visit the daycare with your child – before the first day Transitioning to a daycare is a stressful … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Children for Full Time Daycare
Reading is a vital skill for every child, and a love of reading takes reading from something academic to something pleasurable. Fostering a love of reading empowers preschoolers to develop and sharpen their reading skills, creating a critical foundation for success in both school and … [Read more...] about How to Foster a Love of Reading for Preschoolers
When your child ages out of toddlerhood, it’s time to start considering preschool. But what exactly is the difference between preschool and daycare? And is there any real benefit to choosing preschool over daycare? Purpose The purpose of a daycare is to provide care, a safe environment and … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Preschool and Daycare?