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  • Las Vegas Preschool, ready or not? - How to evaluate

    There are several important factors that parents need to consider before deciding to send their toddler off to preschool. You will need to carefully evaluate whether or not your child is indeed ready for the challenges that he or she will face in a preschool environment. ... Read More

    pre_school_las_vegas_nv 11/11/2017There are several important factors that parents need to consider before deciding to send their toddler off to preschool. You will need to carefully evaluate whether or not your child is indeed ready for the challenges that he or she will face in a preschool environment. This piece will serve as a guide for parents who want to know if their child is ready for preschool.

    Has your child attended daycare before?

    The transition into preschool will be made a lot easier if your child has had a year or two of daycare. Experiences in the daycare environment will prove invaluable to your child, as he or she moves into preschool. These include being able to successfully spend time away from mom and dad, playing cooperatively, sharing toys and having been previously socialized with other toddlers of the same age.

    Does your child possess the systematic skills necessary for preschool?

    Being organized is a large part of preschool. Your child will be responsible for packing a bag, keeping stationery safe, and keeping tabs on his or her clothes. A child who has not been taught or achieved good organizational skills may struggle to cope with the burden of the extra responsibility. It is important that you teach your child how to properly look after things in the weeks leading up to preschool.

    Are you prepared for your child to go?

    Are you, as a parent, ready to let your child go to preschool? At the end of the day the decision is yours to make, and nobody knows your child better than you do. If you don’t believe he or she is ready yet, do not hesitate to wait for another year before enrolling.

    Contact the team at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy Henderson / Silverado Ranch, Las Vegas, today for more information regarding our excellent teaching staff, facilities and superior programs.

    Debbie & Michael Thompson, Ph.D. are the owners/operators of Kids R Kids Learning Academy in the Henderson/Silverado Ranch area. For the past 15 years, they’ve educated thousands of children while serving the needs of their families. If you have questions about parenting or early childhood education, please contact Michael at KidsRKidsSerene@gmail.com.


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  • How to Evaluate Whether Your Child is Ready for Preschool

    Your child’s preschool phase is paramount for peak brain development. Parents know it is tough to give great child care, let Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Acad... Read More

    Preschool, AdvancED™ accredited program

    Your child’s preschool phase is paramount for peak brain development. Parents know it is tough to give great child care, let Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy in Silverado Ranch help ease your mind with our great child care advice. One of the most asked questions is what age a child is ready for preschool. In simple terms, it is not an actual age. We have put together some information that will explain how to know if your child is ready for our AdvancED™ accredited program.

    Age is not everything

    Many parents think that there is a correct age to enroll your child in a preschool education. There is no correct age, as it depends on your child and how independent he or she is. Social and mental development factors are the real gauge of your child’s ability to enter a preschool environment.

    Social and mental ability

    To function and be accepted into a preschool it is imperative that your child partake in group activities and interact with the class. Your child needs some sort of social skill training prior to preschool admittance. Apart from this, a child must be able to learn at a regular pace and have some sort of basic knowledge of the material being taught.

    Independence

    An independent child is one that is not anxious about being away from a parent for the entire day. When a child is left at preschool, he or she must be willing to learn rather than fret for a parent’s attention. Your child must also be potty-trained.

    If all these criteria are met, then consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy in Silverado Ranch which offers an AdvancED™ accredited program. Contact us now to enroll him or her in our facilities or to find out more about our great curriculum.

    Debbie & Michael Thompson, Ph.D. are the owners/operators of Kids R Kids Learning Academy in the Henderson/Silverado Ranch area. For the past 15 years, they’ve educated thousands of children while serving the needs of their families. If you have questions about parenting or early childhood education, please contact Michael at KidsRKidsSerene@gmail.com.


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  • Finding the Right Prechool in Las Vegas for Your Child

    The summer is coming to an end and children are getting ready to go back to school. For some little ones this will be their first time starting in a new school or preschool setting. This can be an exciting and sometimes fearful time for both children and parents alike. We asked Michael Thompson, Ph... Read More

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    The summer is coming to an end and children are getting ready to go back to school. For some little ones this will be their first time starting in a new school or preschool setting. This can be an exciting and sometimes fearful time for both children and parents alike. We asked Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and his wife Debbie, co-owners of Kids R Kids Learning Academy, their advice on dealing with this exciting, yet potentially stressful time.

    Q. Going to school, especially for the first time student, can be a huge adjustment for kids. What types of things can parents do to assist their child in getting ready for a new year of schooling?

    A. Let us begin by talking a little about creating emotional security and the importance of structure. Children really appreciate and need structure in their lives to feel comfortable and safe. Often when we give tours of our school to new families one of the first things parents notice and comment on is how well behaved and involved the children are in their classrooms or during meal times. We point out that this is really about how structure and daily routine helps to encourage a student’s feeling of comfort.

    Q. As parents, when we began to think about our children going off to school for the first time, it caused some anxiety. Is this a common experience for parents?

    A. Sending your child out into a brave new world outside of your home can come with its fair share of feelings and anxieties for parents. It is an emotion filled time of letting go, and at the same time a great celebration of your child growing up. The more comfortable you are about your decision to send your child to a particular school, and the excitement your child feels about his/her new school will lead to fewer anxieties for each of you as you begin the next journey of your child's life. 

    Q. What can parents do to feel more comfortable about their decision?

    A. It really starts with taking the time to do a complete evaluation and visit the school that you are thinking about sending your little one to. This is one of the most important decisions you will make in your child’s early years, and all schools are not created equal. We encourage parents to make as list of what is important to them in a high quality school setting, then carefully review each school’s website for information about their programs. Next, set up a complete tour, making sure to bring your child with you.

    Along with learning about the school’s educational philosophy, curriculum and programs, you will want to explore how they create an environment that will welcome and encourage involvement. This visit will also give you and your child an opportunity to meet the teachers and spend time in his/her classroom.

    Some schools also offer video technology that allow parents the ability to log in to a secured video streaming system to watch their child as they learn and play in their classroom. This can be a great tool to provide peace of mind, especially when your child is first starting out.

    Q. It seems that Preschool and Kindergarten have changed dramatically since we went to school. What should we look for to keep our kids up to speed?

    A. We’d like to think that in some ways the important foundational things have changed very little. When you boil it all down, what children really need to bloom is to feel loved, accepted and given focused time and attention. On the other hand, we live in a society and era that are moving very rapidly, and quality early childhood education programs are changing to meet the demands for future academic success. Currently, high quality early childhood educational programs include infant/toddler sign language and yoga, brain development curriculum, computer iPad and online learning programs, interactive program curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, accredited learning curriculums and academic skills testing, in addition to good old favorites like mud finger painting.

    Starting school for the first time doesn’t have to be a scary experience. A few simple changes in your routine and choosing a school that both you and your child are comfortable with will make this exciting transition a happy one.

    Debbie & Michael Thompson, Ph.D. are the owners/operators of Kids R Kids Learning Academy in the Henderson/Silverado Ranch area. For the past 15 years, they’ve educated thousands of children while serving the needs of their families. If you have questions about parenting or early childhood education, please contact Michael at KidsRKidsSerene@gmail.com.

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  • Healthy Tips for Happy Kids Entering Preschool

    Healthy Tips for Happy Kids Entering PreschoolKids 'R' Kids Learning Academies - BlogsHealthy Tips for Happy Kids Entering PreschoolPosted by Darlene Barnwell on Aug 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM... Read More

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    Healthy Tips for Happy Kids Entering Preschool

    Posted by Darlene Barnwell on Aug 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM

    healthypreschoolWhether your child is entering preschool for the first time or returning after a fun summer break, it's important to start the year off right. Addressing any medical concerns and scheduling routine health appointments before the school year begins may ensure that your child has a happy and productive school year. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a healthy child entering preschool.

    Visit the Pediatrician

    While many childhood diseases are not serious, it's a good idea to make a well-visit appointment with your child's pediatrician to discuss the risks and prevention methods. Your child's pediatrician can perform screenings and alert you to any vision or hearing concerns. The pediatrician will also make sure that vaccinations are up to date and provide valuable tips for staying healthy, all year long.

    Visit the Dentist

    If your child has never visited a dentist, the summer before entering preschool is a great time to schedule an appointment. Many children loose their first tooth during the preschool years. A pediatric dentist will examine your child's mouth and scope out any potential problems. They will also talk with your child about healthy habits, like brushing teeth and flossing.

    Visit the Eye Doctor

    Some parents may wait for their child to express an issue with their vision before scheduling an appointment with an optometrist. According to a national study, one of every four children has a vision problem. The eyes are just as important to care for as are the ears when it comes to providing your child with all the tools he or she needs for a successful preschool year.

    Talk About Staying Healthy

    Take the time to talk with your child about staying healthy when it's time to begin preschool. Discuss the importance of getting plenty of sleep and a healthy breakfast. Demonstrating good hygene habits like hand-washing and covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing is another way you can teach your child to stay healthy.

    Entering preschool season is exciting. Make the most of it by following these back to school activities for preschool so that your child stays healthy during this busy time.

    To help parents make the right decision in choosing the right early childhood education centerdownload the Kids 'R' Kids Free Guide to Choosing the Best Preschool for your child.

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  • Developmental Milestones for your Preschoolers

    Developmental Milestones for Preschoolers - Will your child be readySmart Choice. Smarter ChildThe First Steps to Higher Education™We believe that happy, loved and connected children are destined for success in every facet of their lives. Our most cherished principle, “Hug First, Then Teach,” defines every aspect of who we are at Kids ‘R’ KidsWe also feature: AdvancED&t... Read More

    Developmental Milestones for Preschoolers - Will your child be ready

    Smart Choice. Smarter Child

    The First Steps to Higher Education™

    We believe that happy, loved and connected children are destined for success in every facet of their lives.

    Our most cherished principle, “Hug First, Then Teach,” defines every aspect of who we are at Kids ‘R’ Kids

    We also feature:

    • AdvancED™ Accreditation
    • Interactive Technology
    • Regular Assessments
    • First Class™ Core Curriculum
    • Brain Waves™ Curriculum
    • STEAM AHEAD™ Continuous Curriculum

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  • eek-a-Boo and other Kids Games for Child Brain Development

    Kids R Kids on Serene is offering the highest level of learning programs for children of every age. 

    Call today to set up a tour.   702.270.6010

    Peek-a-Boo and other Kids Games for Child Brain Development - Video

    Kids R Kids on Serene is offering the highest level of learning programs for children of every age. 

    Call today to set up a tour.   702.270.6010

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  • Child Brain Development-How To Raise A Smarter Child

    Kids R Kids on Serene is proud to offer the most cutting edge curriculum programs for children. Like our BrainWaves interactive learning program for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age.  Brain Development-How To Raise A Smarter Childhttp://offer.kidsrkids.com/blog/smarter-child-brain-developmentGo To www.KidsRKidsLV.com to learn more about how BrianW... Read More

    Kids R Kids on Serene is proud to offer the most cutting edge curriculum programs for children. Like our BrainWaves interactive learning program for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age.  

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    Go To www.KidsRKidsLV.com to learn more about how BrianWaves can help you child become a future academic star. To Learn More

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  • Getting Your Child To Take The Perfect School Picture

    Getting Your Child To Take The Perfect School Picture 

    Getting Your Child To Take The Perfect School Picture 

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  • Nevada Education Saving Account

    Great news for parents who want the choice to send their child to a private school.Nevada has passed an historic Senate Bill 302 which will give parents $5100.00 per year to send your child to our Kids R Kids Private Elementary school program. You will need to apply to get the money.  See link below for application. NOTE: Applications that are received for children under the age of 7 will be placed in an approved/pending status. These applications will be reviewed after the Legislature has... Read More

    Great news for parents who want the choice to send their child to a private school.

    Nevada has passed an historic Senate Bill 302 which will give parents $5100.00 per year to send your child to our Kids R Kids Private Elementary school program. 

    You will need to apply to get the money.  See link below for application. 

    NOTE: Applications that are received for children under the age of 7 will be placed in an approved/pending status. These applications will be reviewed after the Legislature has approved final regulations.

    Click here for the Early Enrollment Application   

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  • Infant childcare, the power sign language

    The world around your child is full of visual and auditory stimuli. The spoken word is first a modeled behavior. Parents are encouraged to offer a rich environment of language to stimulate early language development. Even before your child can speak they can communicate with the use of sign language. At Kids R Kids Silverado Ranch we are proud to offer our infant / toddler sign language program to begin the process of communication. Learn More Below... Read More

    The world around your child is full of visual and auditory stimuli. The spoken word is first a modeled behavior. Parents are encouraged to offer a rich environment of language to stimulate early language development. Even before your child can speak they can communicate with the use of sign language. 

    At Kids R Kids Silverado Ranch we are proud to offer our infant / toddler sign language program to begin the process of communication. 

    Learn More Below

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  • Learning Your ABC's at Kids R Kids on Serene

    Kids R Kids Silverado Ranch is proud to show you our new commercial featuring our learning partner ABCMouse. 

    Come by, take a complete tour, enroll and get in on the quality learning our schools offers our students.

    Learning Your ABC's at Kids R Kids Silverado Ranch  - Video

    Kids R Kids Silverado Ranch is proud to show you our new commercial featuring our learning partner ABCMouse. 

    Come by, take a complete tour, enroll and get in on the quality learning our schools offers our students.

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  • Gameday Guide for your Child's first Sporting Event

    Sports are one of the best ways a family can bond. From playing outside to watching professionals, sporting events can be a great way to get your child excited about being active. It’s common for parents to want to take their children to a sporting event, but to feel unsure about when the correct time is to do so. The tips below can help you decide what events are ideal for your child.    Con... Read More

    Sports are one of the best ways a family can bond. From playing outside to watching professionals, sporting events can be a great way to get your child excited about being active. It’s common for parents to want to take their children to a sporting event, but to feel unsure about when the correct time is to do so. The tips below can help you decide what events are ideal for your child.    

    Consider the Environment

    Big gameday events attract large crowds of fans. Some fan groups have reputation that should be considered. For example, teams with loud or rowdy fans will likely not behave differently even if there is a child present. Consider sporting events that are marketed as family friendly or that have specific seating areas geared toward families. This will make the experience more enjoyable for yourself and your child.

    Consider the Time Frame

    Sporting events are often all day affairs. Particularly those that begin the festivities with tailgating. Other events are held at night. Think about your child and his or her schedule. Will they be comfortable given the time frame of the activities? For small children, all day events or night games may be difficult. However, older children may find joy in all day activities that begin with a celebration and conclude with a late game.

    Prepare Yourself

    The most important aspect of taking a child to a sporting event is to be prepared. Talk with your child about what they can expect during the game and your expectations of them. Set realistic expectations for your child and create a plan for what to do if an issue arises, including if you become separated. At the event, keep in mind that the goal is spending quality time with your child.

    For additional tips on ways to spend time with your child while keeping them engaged, download the Kids ‘R’ Kids School Age Activity Book. Part of the G.Y.M. Curriculum. This resource provides a number of activities, including activities that emphasize how sports are good for their health.

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  • 5 Things that have to change in Education - From birth to 3

    Individualized learning models that take children from where they are to where they can grow through education WHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS CAN WORK

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    Individualized learning models that take children from where they are to where they can grow through education WHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS CAN WORK

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  • What makes a quality preschool

    Choosing the best preschool for your child can be a challenge. A good preschool will prepare your child for kindergarten and provide tools for future school success. Here are some things to look for when choosing the best preschool for your child:Leadership and ManagementThe best preschools are happy to show you around. Schedule a tour first, because seeing is believing. All brochures may look good, but all sc... Read More

    Choosing the best preschool for your child can be a challenge. A good preschool will prepare your child for kindergarten and provide tools for future school success. Here are some things to look for when choosing the best preschool for your child:

    Leadership and Management

    The best preschools are happy to show you around. Schedule a tour first, because seeing is believing. All brochures may look good, but all schools are not created equal. Touring the facility will give you a great feel for whether the environment is clean and well-kept, the entrances and exits are secured and how much classroom technology is in use. Either by phone or in person, ask about the owners and their daily involvement in school operations. Find out about their philosophy on balancing learning with play.

    Low Student to Teacher Ratios

    Inquire about student to teacher ratios. Required ratios can vary, based on local regulations, however, the best preschools will maintain smaller class sizes, allowing for more personal attention.

    Quality Curriculum

    Preschool curriculum should include a solid pre-reading program, along with age appropriate language and social activities. There has been a shift in recent years to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs into the preschool classrooms, and now many preschools include Art instruction (STEAM). The best preschools utilize evidence-based curriculum that is specially designed for preschoolers with varying learning styles.

    Qualified Teaching Staff

    Ask about the credentials of both the teaching staff and the preschool director. Preschool teachers should have a strong background in early childhood education and have the ability to make children feel comfortable. The best preschools regularly encourage their teachers to participate in continuing education activities and stay on top of new trends in early childhood education.

    Adherence to Health and Safety Standards

    A great preschool will go above and beyond to ensure your child’s safety. Classrooms and outdoor play areas should be clean and free of hazards.

    Preschool can be a wonderful experience for your child, when you find the right fit. Download Kids 'R' Kids Essential checklist to selecting the best preschool. Start your child's early learning experience on the right road. 

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  • How to Overcome Shyness for Preschoolers

    The transition to preschool can be intimidating for both you and your child. Preparing for preschool is especially daunting for parents when also asking how to overcome shyness for a child. The good news is, ... Read More

    The transition to preschool can be intimidating for both you and your child. Preparing for preschool is especially daunting for parents when also asking how to overcome shyness for a child. The good 

    ShyChildnews is, most children adapt quite well to preschool, even if they are shy. There are several steps that you can take to prepare your shy child for a successful preschool experience.

    Join a Playgroup

    Before starting preschool, find a local playgroup to join. Exposing your child to new friends and experiences, while you are there to assist, will help her develop social skills in a safe, comfortable environment.

    Develop a Routine

    Talk to your child about preschool and allow her to share her fears. Walk through the daily schedule so that she knows what to expect and begin practicing your at-home routine a few weeks before preschool begins. Most preschools will allow you to bring your child in prior to the first day of school. Feeling familiar with the preschool environment will help your child adapt.

    Talk to your child’s teacher

    Before preschool begins, talk to your child’s teacher and discuss any concerns that you might have about her fitting in. Being shy is quite common among preschoolers and your child’s teacher can provide preparation tips and assist with the transition.

    A parents guide to finding a quality Preschool for your child.  Click Here for Offer

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  • Don't throw good money at a bad education

    The success rate of public school educational systems across the country is dismal.  Why should parents accept the status quo of failing schools for their children. The debate continues around why throwing money at education systems has not produced success.  This is the driving force behind school choice initiatives putting the power of choice in the hands of parents. Watch this challenging video.   VideoKids R Kids on... Read More

    The success rate of public school educational systems across the country is dismal.  Why should parents accept the status quo of failing schools for their children. 

    The debate continues around why throwing money at education systems has not produced success.  This is the driving force behind school choice initiatives putting the power of choice in the hands of parents. 

    Watch this challenging video.   

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    Kids R Kids on Serene is an Approved "Education Savings Account" school for Kindergarten and First Grade.

    Go to our Kindergarten and First Grade pages to sign up for your Nevada ESA.

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  • Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

    Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now -- and it's because we're clinging to a business model that clearly doesn't work!!See this challenging VIDEO by Geoffrey Canada
    Why schools are failing our kids    VIDEO Kids R Kids on Serene is an Approved "Education Savings Account" school for Kindergarten and First Grade. Go to our Kinderg... Read More

    Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now -- and it's because we're clinging to a business model that clearly doesn't work!!

    See this challenging VIDEO by Geoffrey Canada


    Why schools are failing our kids    VIDEO 

    Kids R Kids on Serene is an Approved "Education Savings Account" school for Kindergarten and First Grade. 

    Go to our Kindergarten and First Grade pages to sign up for your Nevada ESA. 

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  • Understanding Value of Private School

    At Kids R Kids on Serene we have been offering a Private Elementary school experience for children for the past 13 years.  We now offer Private Kindergarten and First Grade and recently was approved to offer Second Grade as well. With the new Nevada State Educational Savings Accounts parents can choose to send their child to a private school with tuition fees paid by the State of Nevada. Parents need to become informed about the private school movement,  come to understand the elements that make their school... Read More

    At Kids R Kids on Serene we have been offering a Private Elementary school experience for children for the past 13 years.  We now offer Private Kindergarten and First Grade and recently was approved to offer Second Grade as well. 

    With the new Nevada State Educational Savings Accounts parents can choose to send their child to a private school with tuition fees paid by the State of Nevada. 

    Parents need to become informed about the private school movement,  come to understand the elements that make their schools different, and obtain tools to evaluate why you might choose Kids R Kids on Serene for your child. 

    We would like to begin a dialogue with parents to help you explore this very important school choice movement.  Let the dialogue begin. 

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    Kids R Kids on Serene is an Approved "Education Savings Account" school for Kindergarten and First Grade.

    Go to our Kindergarten and First Grade pages to sign up for your Nevada ESA.

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  • New NV Educational Saving Account - Free Tuition $$

    As a family have you wanted your child to attend a private elementary school school but finances got in the way?  Worry no longer.   The new NV ESA accounts are available for all families regardless of income so that your child can attend our Private Kindergarten & First Grade programs. Go the the website below to learn more and to apply for the money $5,200.00Nevada Educational Savings Account Application Kid... Read More

    As a family have you wanted your child to attend a private elementary school school but finances got in the way?  Worry no longer.   

    The new NV ESA accounts are available for all families regardless of income so that your child can attend our Private Kindergarten & First Grade programs. 

    Go the the website below to learn more and to apply for the money $5,200.00

    Nevada Educational Savings Account Application 

    Kids R Kids on Serene is an Approved "Education Savings Account" school for Kindergarten and First Grade.

    Go to our Kindergarten and First Grade pages to sign up for your Nevada ESA.

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  • How to get your child excited about going to preschool in Henderson / Silverado Ranch

    Preparing your child to attend preschool is an exciting and maybe a little bit of a stressful time. You are happy to see your child enter the next stage of development, but you may also be worried about how your child will make the transition. Here we provide a few tips... Read More

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    Preparing your child to attend preschool is an exciting and maybe a little bit of a stressful time. You are happy to see your child enter the next stage of development, but you may also be worried about how your child will make the transition. Here we provide a few tips to help you and your child make this transition easier. You can get your child excited to attend preschool if you can help him or her understand what to expect.

    New friends and exciting adventures

    Every child wants to make friends and have fun and this is the ideal motivation to get your child excited about preschool. Take some time to explain to your child that there will be many fun adventures and new friends to meet while at preschool. You can help your child socialize before attending preschool by scheduling play dates with children of the same age and introducing your child to the parents. This will help your child adjust to meeting peers and teachers at preschool.

    Promote independence

    Preschool children want to begin to do things by themselves and you should encourage these attempts at independence. One way to promote this is to leave your child in the care of friends or family members away from the home. This will help your child adjust to being away from you and to being in an unfamiliar environment. Another idea is to take your child to visit the preschool in advance to meet the teachers and the staff. This will help your child adjust faster since he or she will be somewhat familiar with the environment.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson/Silverado Ranch, Nevada, understands that this time in your child’s life is crucial. If you would like more information about how we can help your child get the most from preschool, then contact us today. We are passionate about child care.

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  • Infant care in Henderson / Silverado Ranch: What is attachment parenting?

    Attachment parenting is a group of techniques that uses the what experts refer to as The Seven B’s. The Seven B’s are guidelines in caring for your infant. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch discusses a few of The Seven B’s of attachment parenting. ... Read More

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    Attachment parenting is a group of techniques that uses the what experts refer to as The Seven B’s. The Seven B’s are guidelines in caring for your infant. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch discusses a few of The Seven B’s of attachment parenting. Providing your infant with the best day care has never been as easy as it is with us.

    Bonding at Birth

    Early attachment is the basis of this technique. Both mother and infant are best suited to bonding with one another during the first few weeks. Since the mother is generally the main source of care at this time, this early bonding together is natural and will set the stage for your infant’s future development.

    Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding is the best time for a mother and child to bond. It is also a great way to learn your infant’s body language through the cues that he or she sends to indicate hunger and other needs.

    Baby wearing

    Baby wearing is a technique in which your infant is carried with you throughout the day. An infant that is shown constant attention using this technique will cry less. Keeping your infant with you while moving through the day is a good way to provide stimulation for development.

    Respond to crying

    Your infant cries to communicate his or her needs to you. You will learn that different types of cries signify different needs, so it is important to pay close attention to your infant’s cries to learn what he or she is telling you.

    Attachment parenting ensures that you and your infant develop a strong bond, making these early years so rewarding. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch understands the best in infant care. Contact us today to find out more about our specialized infant care program.

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  • Silverado Ranch Day care: Sensory development in children

    Parents will observe how easily a young child learns with all five senses. A young infant will readily hold your finger tightly if you allow it. A baby will also quickly look towards sounds and contrasting colors to try and discover what is responsible for the sensory stimulation. As humans we interact with the world through the five senses, which is what m... Read More

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    Parents will observe how easily a young child learns with all five senses. A young infant will readily hold your finger tightly if you allow it. A baby will also quickly look towards sounds and contrasting colors to try and discover what is responsible for the sensory stimulation. As humans we interact with the world through the five senses, which is what makes these senses imperative for healthy child care development. For this reason you will notice that an abundance of toys for your child are noisy, colorful and sometimes even vibrate to sounds and pictures.

    We will explore the world of sensory brain development and discover what you can do to provide your child with optimal sensory development, during these early child care years.

    Buying the right toys

    Focusing on sensory stimulation, we are suggesting that you purchase toys that will enable your child to understand the five senses. These should include toys that make particular animal noises, build pictures with various shapes and offer learning experiences, while being fun. Choose toys that stimulate simple sensory brain development for your child to enjoy.

    Encouraging sensory development

    Another excellent way to provide sensory stimulation is by simply exposing your child to as many tastes, smells, sights, sounds and tactile experiences that you can. If you can do this at a young age, your child will be more than prepared to interact with the world, and will seek to learn more about these amazing experiences.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch in metro Las Vegas, Nevada is passionate about child care, and we are here to assist in every aspect of your child’s early brain development. If you are interested in our comprehensive learning programs that cater to each child as a unique individual, simply contact us, and we will be delighted to help you in every step of the enrollment process.

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  • Tablets and apps have the potential to boost learning and development in Silverado Ranch preschoolers

    When children’s brains are engaged in learning, they can quickly grasp new concepts and apply them to problem solving. This is why Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch encourages the balanced use of smart devices, such as tablets, in our... Read More

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    When children’s brains are engaged in learning, they can quickly grasp new concepts and apply them to problem solving. This is why Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch encourages the balanced use of smart devices, such as tablets, in our AdvancED™ accredited program.

    Since the popularization of these devices, we have been closely watching how games and applications have evolved to become more than just handheld entertainment. These devices have the potential to offer a preschool child the opportunity to develop cognitive and social skills. You can use these devices at home to benefit your child’s learning as well.

    Interactive learning

    An immediate advantage of digital learning games and applications is that they allow your child to interact and have fun with exciting characters. There are applications ranging from math literacy to reading and writing that are fun and engaging for young children. These can encourage your preschool child to develop a love for learning.

    Learning made fun for greater effect

    It is well known that children learn better and retain more when engaged in fun learning activities. Utilizing colorful educational apps on a tablet can help your young child learn about such subjects such as math or science, which might be less engaging in a typical classroom setting.

    A tool for learning and development

    These devices are only a tool that should be used to benefit your preschool child’s learning and development. They should be used at home or in day care only to support the healthy development of your child. At home, as in our Learning Academies, you should always supervise your preschool child when using digital technology and ensure a healthy balance of technology and traditional learning methods.

    If you are interested in quality child care programs that consider all aspects of your child’s development, then contact us today. We offer an AdvancED™ accredited program that will ensure that your child maximizes learning.

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  • A Great New Year Awaits

    Our school is so excited for the New Year 2015 and some of the new amazing programs and services that we are planning on rolling out to educate our children and serve our families. Take a Virtual Inside Tour of Our School - Google Virtual TourKicking off Social Media Campaign -  Our Facebook PageKicking off New Infant /Toddler CurriculumExpanding our Learning Pro... Read More

    Our school is so excited for the New Year 2015 and some of the new amazing programs and services that we are planning on rolling out to educate our children and serve our families. 

    Take a Virtual Inside Tour of Our School - Google Virtual Tour

    Kicking off Social Media Campaign -  Our Facebook Page

    Kicking off New Infant /Toddler Curriculum

    Expanding our Learning Programs - Accredited ABCMouse Academy

    Keep Your Eyes Open for Our First Book - Written and Illustrated by our students 

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  • Seeing The Inside of Our School Is Amazing

    Through the use of new Google Virtual technology our families, relatives, and prospective families can actually take a complete tour of the inside of our school.

    CHECK out Kids R Kids Learning Academy on Serene

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    Through the use of new Google Virtual technology our families, relatives, and prospective families can actually take a complete tour of the inside of our school.

    CHECK out Kids R Kids Learning Academy on Serene

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  • Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like WinterFest

    The classrooms are decorated, the songs have been practiced, the costumes have been created, and our school is visibly prepared to celebrate our 14th annual WinterFest.  Now all we need to do is anticipate the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus. 

       Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    A wonderful time to be a child. 

     

    The classrooms are decorated, the songs have been practiced, the costumes have been created, and our school is visibly prepared to celebrate our 14th annual WinterFest.  Now all we need to do is anticipate the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus. 

       Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    A wonderful time to be a child. 

     
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  • A tablet has the potential to boost literacy and numeracy in Silverado Ranch preschoolers

    If you are a parent looking for more effective ways to teach a child important lessons about preschool subjects, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch, Nevada has the ideal solution for you. Tablets are ingenious inventions that have certainly improved since their first introduction. Currently, they allow even more f... Read More

    las_vegas_nv_daycareIf you are a parent looking for more effective ways to teach a child important lessons about preschool subjects, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch, Nevada has the ideal solution for you. Tablets are ingenious inventions that have certainly improved since their first introduction. Currently, they allow even more functionality as the trend of learning games and applications has just recently boomed.

    Join us as we take a look at how you can utilize a tablet with your child to promote effective learning of numeracy, literacy, and many more subjects that he or she will need in day care and preschool.

    Reading

    Reading is so much more exciting for a young child when the words are dancing, moving, speaking and colorful. This is precisely what an tablet can offer. Letters are no longer simply characters on paper. Using a tablet, these characters come to life, sounding themselves out, dancing with joy, and even communicating directly to your child. This, coupled with the endless imagination that every child is naturally born with, is ideal for effective learning.

    Writing

    The old method of tracing letters and numbers is still an excellent option for learning to write. However, tablets have improved upon this by providing interactive imagery for a child to follow with a stylus. This promotes learning through fun and offers exciting rewards in either imagery, sounds or a blend of both.

    Give your preschooler the best cognitive, emotional and physical education around when you enroll him or her at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch, Nevada. We utilize the latest and greatest technology and teaching methods to provide each child with an education that far exceeds what any typical day care facility can offer. Contact us here to find out more.

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  • Creating Family Traditions

    WinterFest 2014For the past 14 years Kids R Kids Learning Academy on Serene has been family and a home away from home for hundreds of families. In a town like Las Vegas where may families are originally from some place else, the holidays can be a time when people long for old time traditions.  Our 14th Annual WinterFest Holiday event offers our children and families the sights, smells, sounds and fun often enjoyed when families gather during this festive time of year. Please join us: Saturday December 6... Read More

    WinterFest 2014

    For the past 14 years Kids R Kids Learning Academy on Serene has been family and a home away from home for hundreds of families. In a town like Las Vegas where may families are originally from some place else, the holidays can be a time when people long for old time traditions.  Our 14th Annual WinterFest Holiday event offers our children and families the sights, smells, sounds and fun often enjoyed when families gather during this festive time of year. 

    Please join us: Saturday December 6th from 11:00 - 2:00 

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  • Las Vegas Child Day Care: Brain Games and other Early Activities for Your Child

    During a child’s first five years, the brain develops at a phenomenal rate. It is crucial that a child is stimulated to maximize early learning potential. During these beginning years, a child’s brain is similar to a sponge, absorbing all stimuli, while observing and processing surrounding environmental cues. Also, neural-pathways are developed for express... Read More

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    During a child’s first five years, the brain develops at a phenomenal rate. It is crucial that a child is stimulated to maximize early learning potential. During these beginning years, a child’s brain is similar to a sponge, absorbing all stimuli, while observing and processing surrounding environmental cues. Also, neural-pathways are developed for expressing emotions, assimilating language, socialization, and physical skills This is why it is essential to choose the best childcare provider available to support early brain development and give your infant a head start for future success

    These early years are when cognitive connections continue to form, and the experiences and interactions your child encounters will determine which brain cells are activated and which atrophy from a lack of stimulation. A child’s early learning environment has a life-long impact on brain development and future academic success.

    Education starts from infancy, and that is why it is important your child’s day care or preschool has the curriculum and a trained professional staff to encourage early brain development. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch, we ensure that your child receives the proper education and stimulation needed to maximize learning potential.

    Our classrooms offer learning stations, allowing every child to explore the expanding world using all five senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. Each station is filled with science elements, math manipulatives, and visuals that will stimulate the brain. We know that each child is unique, which is reflected by our individualized curriculum.

    For more information about the Learning Academy or our acclaimed early learning curriculum, contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch today.

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  • A few reasons why preschool is a good investment for your child in Silverado Ranch

    “There is increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool," says Parents advisor Kathleen McCartney, PhD, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When your child attends a ... Read More

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    “There is increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool," says Parents advisor Kathleen McCartney, PhD, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When your child attends a quality preschool, he or she will learn basic skills, character development, and social skills, while having fun and maximizing his or her brain development.

    Building your child’s potential

    The preschool years allow your child to become better prepared to enter kindergarten or elementary school and to develop better reading, math and communication skills. Your child will also make friends, and in interacting with others, will learn valuable social and behavioral skills. These skills will form the foundation for future academic and personal success. Preschool provides your child the ability to learn about oneself and others, while developing his or her brain through hands-on, multisensory play.

    A safe, secure and mistake-friendly environment

    To grow strong and develop positively, your child needs to have an environment where they can learn through making mistakes, solving personal and analytical problems, and not being afraid to try new experiences. This kind of environment is surprisingly rare outside of preschool, but is one of the greatest advantages that a high quality preschool can provide. Your child can learn to explore, experiment and share with others what they learn. Since children learn better when they are actively engaged and having fun, you need to choose a preschool that understands this and provides a fun, learning-centric environment.

    If you would like to find out more about how preschool is a good investment in your child’s future, then contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson/Silverado Ranch. We offer specialized child care services that go beyond typical daycare and preschool services. We offer an AdvancED Accredited preschool program that teaches your child all of the necessary skills he will need to transition to the next stage in his life.

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  • Las Vegas child care tips: What to do when your infant is teething

    Teething can be a frustrating time for your infant as well as for parents and caregivers. New teeth pushing out of your child’s gums can be sore and sensitive, making your infant fussy and unhappy. Luckily, there are some helpful ways of treating this process.Teething starts before the first teeth actu... Read More

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    Teething can be a frustrating time for your infant as well as for parents and caregivers. New teeth pushing out of your child’s gums can be sore and sensitive, making your infant fussy and unhappy. Luckily, there are some helpful ways of treating this process.

    Teething starts before the first teeth actually emerge, which means that recognizing the teething process might be difficult. Symptoms can include drool, irritability, crying, biting behavior, waking up more at night, and refusing food. These symptoms can also be linked to other conditions, so it is always best to get a professional diagnosis from your pediatrician.

    Once you have a diagnosis, there are several treatments you can try, including:

    • Allowing your child to chew on a cold, clean, wet washcloth or a cold carrot.
    • Sugar-free teething biscuits for infants who have moved onto solid foods.
    • Refrigerating your infant’s food may also improve the appetite since the cool temperature is soothing.
    • Massaging or rubbing your infant’s gums with a clean finger.
    • Pediatricians sometimes recommend teething gels that numb the gums temporarily. These gels should not be used too often or less than 20 minutes before feeds as they can numb the sucking action. Use this treatment only under the advisement of your child’s pediatrician.

    It is important that any teething treatment you try is fully supervised to ensure that there is no risk of choking.

    If you are looking for a child care facility that will keep your infant happy and learning throughout the teething process, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Henderson/Silverado Ranch. Our “hug first, then teach” philosophy helps to comfort and soothe your child, building a bond essential for successful learning. Our innovative infant program will provide your child with healthy, fun distractions that provide essential brain stimulation while keeping your child’s mind off of their uncomfortable new teeth. For more information on our program, staff or state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • How to encourage motor skills and brain development while at daycare in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Motor skills development is an extremely important part of growth in young children. These skills are crucial for everyday life and play a vital role in everything from being able to run and dance to the ability to hold a pencil and write.There are two types of motor skills: gross and fine m... Read More

    daycare_las_vegas_nvMotor skills development is an extremely important part of growth in young children. These skills are crucial for everyday life and play a vital role in everything from being able to run and dance to the ability to hold a pencil and write.

    There are two types of motor skills: gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills pertain to the larger muscle groups and physical abilities like walking and jumping. Fine motor skills are about the smaller muscle groups and involve abilities such as writing and picking up small objects. Motor skills are fascinating because they are interlinked. For example, did you know that mastering the monkey bars on the playground can also help your child to write more efficiently?

    Encouraging motor skill development

    You may not know that shaking a baby rattle takes a lot of effort and coordination. There are many factors for learning the skills that we as adults take for granted. You can encourage your child's fine motor skill development right from the start when he or she is a newborn. Place your child on a play mat with colorful, dangling toys or put a rattle in his or her hand. Another idea is to move your child into different positions while he or she plays with a favorite toy.

    Other ways you can help your toddler with skill development are:

    • Throwing and catching a ball
    • Playing with push and pull type toys
    • Acting out nursery rhymes by jumping and dancing
    • Playing hopscotch
    • Having your child run towards you for hugs and tickles

    All of these activities work well in an open space such as Western Trails Park in Las Vegas. Here, your child will also experience the excitement of exploring the outdoors, something that encourages healthy curiosity and learning.

    When your child is of daycare or preschool age, consider the exceptional learning academy that is Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Henderson / Silverado Ranch. We offer the acclaimed, scientifically developed Brain Waves Curriculum that supports and stimulates neural development in all areas of the brain, including cognitive, language, and social and motor skills development. For infants and toddlers, we offer safe and gentle sensory play that provides the right amount of stimulation. This will ensure your child receives well-rounded brain development that is so essential for his or her future growth. Contact Kids 'R' Kids of Henderson / Silverado Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada, today to find out more.

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