How to Build Self-Esteem in Preschoolers

Kindness and love from a parent are important to raise a confident child. Parents have to pay close attention to their actions and words to build self-esteem in preschoolers. Confidence is the foundation of their wellbeing, mental health, and social happiness. There is a parallel between how your child feels about him or herself and how he or she acts. Throughout life, your baby will be exposed to positive influences and negative influences, and it’s important for them to be confident to work Read More »

Happy Father’s Day!

We are excited to invite our Grandpas and Dads to join us at the Adventure Learning Center with their kiddos for our Father’s Day Ice Cream Social! We want celebrate all our wonderful ALC fathers and show how much our daycare parents mean to us. Everyone is invited to join and celebrate with ice cream and toppings! Please join us from 5-6 PM Friday, June 17th. Everyone is welcome!  

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts Preschoolers Can Make

Happy June! Father’s Day is just around the corner, and nothing says “I love you dad” like homemade Father’s Day gifts from the kiddos themselves. Help your little one surprise dad with one of these super quick to make crafts. Thes nifty ideas for DIY present that can be done last minute, with minimal shopping and supplies. If it’s the day before Father’s Day and you forgot to pick out a gift- we have you covered. After all, homemade from the heart Read More »

Making Play Dough With Preschoolers

  Summer is just around the corner, which sometimes means a lot more busy, full days for parents. At The Adventure Learning Center, a Ballwin, MO Preschool, we understand how hot summers can get! We know parents need to have a few fun indoor activities over the course of the summer to not only keep your kiddos occupied indoors, but also learning and growing! We work with the students on sensory activities, which are a no-fail activity that the kids love. Sensory Read More »

Make an Educational and Healthy Snack For Toddlers

At the Adventure Learning Center, everything we do with the kids involves learning, sometimes even at snack time! The teachers at ALC spend hours each week creating fun and educational lesson plans and activities. The preschool kids learned about life cycles last month, and one of our favorite teaching activities is caterpillars and butterflies. If you have young ones at one, you probably are familiar with the kid’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. We love incorporating this book into Read More »

Why We Love Preschool Gardening

Happy Earth Day! This week at the Adventure Learning Center we have been celebrating Going Green Week! In honor of our Earth-friendly theme, we are going to share why preschool gardening and teaching preschoolers about nature is a wonderful way for them to discover, explore and learn. The beauty of gardening in a preschool program is that you can involve children every step of the way and make it fun. At the Adventure Learning Center, we get to have the joy of seeing Read More »

Best Wishes Miss Christine!

As many of you are aware, next week is Miss Christine’s last week with Adventure Learning Center. She has been offered to run another preschool in Chesterfield; an opportunity that will offer the chance to tackle a new school with new challenges. This aspect should come as no surprise, since anyone who has ever worked with Miss Christine knows that she puts her heart and soul into everything she does and she loves a challenge. In the past several years she has Read More »

Adventure Learning Center Is Hiring!

We Are Looking For A Few Good Teachers! Adventure Learning Center is currently hiring. We are looking for a few new teacher’s assistants, both full and part time. If you know of anyone who is looking for a rewarding and fun place to work, send them our way. We are currently looking for candidates with the following skills and aptitude: High school diploma or G.E.D. A can-do attitude, open to flexibility. (Kids are nothing, if not unpredictable.) A kind, caring and compassionate Read More »

Science Activities For Preschoolers

At ALC we take pride in helping our students develop a life long love of learning. This isn’t just an abstract concept that we toss about lightly. The teachers  at Adventure Learning Center spend hours each week weaving reading, science and art into cohesive lesson plans that are as educational as they are fun. In many cases our teachers are able to work in complex theories into engaging activities that the kids love. One way they do so is by creating cool Read More »

“Valentines” Parent’s Night Out

Valentine’s Day comes early this year, at least it does for our ALC families. This month’s parent’s night out will be on February 13th from 5:00 to 10:30 pm. The kiddos will enjoy dinner, a movie and fun valentine’s day crafts and activities while their parents enjoy a romantic night out! The cost is only $20 for the first child and only $15 for each additional family member. Parent’s night out is open to all families, so let your friends and neighbors Read More »