Five Good Things About Halloween, Scientifically Speaking

In a kid’s world, Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Dressing up in costumes is great and being spooked is fun but getting free candy is the best. Some parents and dentists struggle over sugar consumption at Halloween. Others who believe the holiday has gotten way too scary are also skeptical about whether children should participate. Looking at the holiday from a scientific perspective can provide a whole new twist. The following are five reasons it’s good to Read More »

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 »

Best Daycare Valentine’s Day Party

It’s Valentines Day and we are happy to share a video from the best daycare Valentine’s Day Party, ever! Last Thursday we transformed our school into the coolest little dance club for the under 5 set. It was our first ever Valentine’s Day Dance and it was a rousing success, if we do say so ourselves.  Best Daycare Valentine’s Day Party We didn’t just dance at this party. We also had face painting and a photo booth. We snacked on cookies and Read More »

Adventure Learning Center’s Family Feast

At ALC we have so much to be thankful for; our friends, our families and a fantastic 2016. Join us as we celebrate with all of our special kiddos on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at eleven am for one of our favorite events of the year; the ALC Family Feast. We will have a Thanksgiving themed lunch while the kiddos show off their school. So mark your calendars. We hope to celebrate all of the wonderful things that we are thankful for. Read More »

How to De-Stress During the Busy School Year

If you are a busy parent like us you are probably reading this on your phone from the grocery aisle, or maybe during your five minutes of peace during naptime. With the fall season in full swing, football practice, recitals and more coming up, this season can get a little nutty. Remember during these chaotic times to take a little time for you and just breathe. You are the foundation for your family, and it’s important to work on yourself and make Read More »

Benefits of After School Care

Parents manage a unique balancing act during the start of the school year. New arrival times, conferences, PTO meetings, and football practice completely change the family schedule. Busy work schedules combined with the new routine results in families struggling to take care of everyone’s needs. As a parent, may you have to work long hours, or may have other significant obligations and cannot always be with your child right after school. After school care provides a filler during the stressful afternoon hours. Read More »

How to Cool Down on a Hot Summer Day

Hello, August! While we still love summertime here at ALC, it sure is one hot summer here in Ballwin, MO. We have had a blast this summer with our preschool day care students and campers. We visited the pool, had a splash day, and took a trip to the movies to beat the heat! Camp is always fun at ALC, and we try to make the most of every day despite the sticky or rainy weather. With lots of experience keeping kids busy, Read More »

A Simple Guide to Goodbyes at Daycare

August is here, which means the first day of school (or preschool) is right around the corner. If goodbyes are typically challenging, or this is your first time dropping your child off at daycare, you are not alone in all the emotions. The start of preschool can bring a lot of tears, for children and parents; and that is perfectly OK! We are here to help with a few daycare drop off tips to help lower anxiety for the whole family. Read Read More »

Adventure Learning Center Reviews and Testimonials

We love all the positive feedback we have been receiving from our ALC families. We take pride in our facilities and strive to bring your child the best care possible. If you are looking for a Ballwin MO daycare center, please contact us for more information and read the testimonials below from some of our ALC parents. ALC Parent Reviews “Our family loves ALC. We came from an in home daycare where the kids were loved but ages varied from newborn to Read More »