“Play is the highest form of research.”
– Albert Einstein
Walnut Acres Children’s Center is offering a Monday-Friday program from 7:00am – 6:00pm.
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Recently we welcomed our new little Bearded Dragon, Mojave Banana to our center and we couldn't be happier! Unfortunately our cage was not quite what they needed AND they need to eat everyday (TWICE A DAY!!) Mo-B will be vacationing with Sarah and her family until we can get a more suitable home here and they don't have to eat so often. In the meantime, please follow mojave_banana on instagram and keep tabs on what they're up to and how they're growing! ... See MoreSee Less
Kids get dirty when they play sometimes, but there is so much more to #learningthroughplay! When kids play in the sandbox, the benefits include:
-Strengthening Finger and Hand Muscles
-Increasing Vocabulary and Communication Skills
- Practicing Problem Solving Skills
- Becoming Part of A Team With their Peers ... See MoreSee Less
Join us October 11th for a day filled with a field trip to the zoo & fun activities! Children must be signed up for this holiday day to join us on the field trip. Sign up on Curacubby. Space is limited! ... See MoreSee Less
An old friend of ours came in to talk about the time he almost got eaten by a lion on his African safari! 🦁 ... See MoreSee Less
Parent Library Spotlight!
As we settle in to this new school year, lets remember that development is a marathon not a sprint.
"The belief that earlier is better has become deeply ingrained in our society - whether we're talking about academics or athletics. Parents are terrified that if they don't give their little ones a jump-start on the "competition," their children will fall behind and end up as miserable failures. Politicians pander to the ridiculous notion that education is a race. And teachers - from preschool to the primary grades - are being forced to abandon their understanding of what is developmentally appropriate and teach content they know is wrong for kids.
So, whether we're talking about moving or learning, two things children are born loving, the end result is often the same: loss of motivation. Demanding that children perform skills for which they are not yet ready creates fear and frustration in them. Moreover, children who are "trained" by adults to develop at a pace that is not their own tend to become less autonomous people." - Pgs 12&13 ... See MoreSee Less