Fun And Easy Halloween Costumes For Toddlers

The spooky season is upon us, and everybody is gearing up to look their best this Halloween. From adorable witches to spooky ghosts, fancy princesses and brave policemen (and women) every kids gets excited for the holiday. Halloween is a favorite holiday for us at Adventure Learning Center because it is a chance for us to celebrate our annual Halloween parade. Every year students and staff dress in their spooky best and “trick or treat” through the parking lot of the center. Read More »

10 Reasons Summer in St. Louis Can’t Be Beat

The Blues are in the running for the Stanley Cup, the weather is mild (not counting the typical Midwestern storms), and summer is unofficially here! Below, we’ve listed some family-friendly things to do in St. Louis this summer. (1) Our Award-Winning Zoo If you haven’t been, are you even a St. Louisan? Our zoo was recently awarded “Best Zoo” and “America’s Top Free Attraction.” It’s open all summer long, so what are you waiting for? (2) City Museum This one-of-a-kind St. Louis Read More »

See What’s Happening in May!

We have so much coming up this month here at Adventure Learning Center! First of all, we have our Spring Fling/Pre-K Graduation and Concert at Crestview Middle School on May 16th. This event will take place in the theater. Be sure to contact us if you have questions! Picture days this year are May 16th and 17th. So, deck your kiddos in their best spring outfits! We can’t wait to see how adorable our ALC children are. We know how hard moms Read More »

Family Night at the Garden

Calling on all ALC families! You are invited to this year’s Family Night at the Garden for Partner Schools. The event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019. There is no charge for participation! Explore the Missouri Botanical Garden and Doris I Schnuck Children’s Garden, and engage in special plant science activities and plant seeds to bring home. This is a fun event for all ages, and we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for your Newborn

As you’ve no doubt discovered, newborns don’t come with instruction manuals. Luckily, you’ve got enough love to make it through these tough first weeks. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions we get about newborn care here at Adventure Learning Center. Bathing and Grooming Your Bundle of Joy, From Head to Toe Let’s start with the umbilical cord. Whenever you change your baby’s diaper, gently wipe his tummy, but try to keep the cord dry. Don’t tuck it inside your Read More »

10 Ways to Raise a Grateful Child

Parents around the country are noticing an alarming trend. To put it bluntly, their wonderful kids turn into entitled jerks when Christmas rolls around! We know you don’t want your kid to be greedy or ungrateful. Now that the holiday season is here, however, you may be seeing less-than-ideal behavior from your little ones. How do you teach gratitude and humility to your kids when it’s the season of giving (or, in some cases, the season of more-more-more and me-me-me)? Gratitude Matters Read More »

Teaching History To Preschool Aged Children

American history is rich with amazing stories and lessons that resonate today. From the American Revolution to the civil rights movement, we have so much to learn. That being said, these lessons can be difficult to present to younger students in an age appropriate way. Today, as we celebrate the life and history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how can we honor a great life without introducing topics and themes that are far too advanced for our students. Like to many Read More »

Protecting Your Kids During Cold & Flu Season

The cold and flu season is hitting the region really hard this year. A number of factors help to make this yucky bug circulate quickly, including a virulent strain and a flu vaccine that wasn’t as effective as in years past. Cold weather and spending time indoors only helps this bug make its rounds. So what can you do to keep your family safe from sickness? We have some tips to help keep your little ones healthy this time of year. Protecting Read More »

Creating New Years Resolutions For Children

As the year draws to a close, it is only natural to reflect on the year. New Year’s resolutions always seem like a very adult thing with goals of losing weight or dropping a bad habit. So often these resolutions tackle negatives and very rarely last beyond February. But it doesn’t have to be that way. New Year’s Eve is a great way to reflect with your family on ways to make 2018 a happier year for your family. Here are some Read More »

December Parent’s Night Out

‘Tis the season… for a full to-do list! From holiday shopping to decorating and all points in between, parents have a lot to do this time of year. Let Adventure Learning Center make things simpler for you by giving you a night off! Join us for parent’s night out, this Saturday, December 9th from 3pm to 9pm. December Parent’s Night Out! We will have activities, a holiday movie, snacks and crafts. ALC will also provide dinner! Take the evening off, to shop, Read More »