5 Things No One Ever Told You About Raising a Toddler (but You Need to Know)

by Rebecca Gruber Sometimes parenting books feel like they’re a dime a dozen — a handful cross my desk each week promising to provide the definitive method for raising sweet, well-adjusted tots — spoiler alert: few actually do. But when I learned that Dr. Tovah Klein, a mother of three and the director of the […]

6 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Homework

Kids don’t exactly eagerly anticipate homework, do they? Mom Lisa B. says she butts heads with her 10-year-old daughter nearly every evening about doing the work. “What should I do to get her more interested?” she asks the Circle of Moms community. While turning homework into a positive experience might sound like an insurmountable task, […]

Join Our Team!

JOIN OUR TEAM! The Children’s Center is looking for full time teachers to join our team. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. A high school diploma or GED. Must have completed 45 hour course. Compassionate about working with children and making each day fun. Flexible schedule as hours will vary. Come in […]

Kids in Hot Cars: Heatstroke Facts

KIDS IN HOT CARS HEATSTROKE FACT SHEET   Vehicles heat up quickly.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other safety advocates and academic institutions have recognized the safety threat heatstroke poses for leaving children in hot cars.  Here are the key facts.   Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children […]

What is Pre-K?

— National Association for the Education of Young Children Perhaps you have heard about the pre-K movement. It’s been discussed in journals, featured on TV reports, and talked about at trainings and advocacy sessions. Even in this year’s presidential and gubernatorial races, you’re likely to hear the candidates debating how much support or expansion pre-K […]

Back to School: Getting Your Kids Emotionally & Mentally Ready

Heading back to school can inspire a wealth of emotions from kids and parents alike, from anxiety over meeting new students and teachers to excitement over purchasing new supplies and clothing. While every family approaches the back-to-school process a bit differently, there is a common thread running through nearly every household in the nation this […]

Your 4-Year-Old: How to Discourage Tattling

How to Discourage Tattling Tattling tends to rear its ugly head in a big way during the late preschool years. Your child has a strong sense of justice and sometimes a short fuse. The impulse to tattle can become a habit if she thrives on the attention it brings, so respond with care. Don’t take […]

38 Ways for Kids to Beat the Heat with Ice & Water Activities

Get set to beat the heat this summer with some of these water activities for kids! Water activities for kids are always a hit for summer! Add in some cool ice activities and you’re bound to have a summer staying cool! Whether you got a water bug in your family, or an artist at your […]

Summer Programs at Albuquerque’s Children Center

Children’s Center Summer Programs  It has been a long-cherished American tradition that summer was the time when kids didn’t have to do anything; they could laze around, hang out with friends, vacation with family, and generally take it very easy until the school year began again. But times have changed. While children are still seen […]

10 Fun Things to do With the Kids for Summer

1. Swing in a Hammock Snuggle close to your child, and sway the afternoon away. Look for pictures in the clouds and watch them change, or read books to each other. 2. Do Yard Work Together Toddlers can help pull weeds and sprinkle the flowers with a tiny watering can. Have a kid-size rake and […]