Classroom Learning

Science for 3-year-olds? Absolutely!

Children have many of the qualities all scientists need: curiosity and a joy for learning new things.

Can three-year-olds really begin to understand scientific concepts like states of matter, force, and motion? “Absolutely,” says Meg Davis, manager of curriculum and content development for KinderCare Education. “Children are young scientists. They learn about the world around them through their senses.”  This natural curiosity is the basis for KinderCare Learning Center’s early science education

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Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints

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This month, KinderCare Pre-Kers are studying Utagawa Hiroshige’s 19th-century woodblock print The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province—and then using potato stamps to create their own beautiful prints. Hiroshige’s woodblock print masterpiece captures the beauty and power of the ocean and is an incredible example of what we can create when we work together, his

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I Spy… Fun! A Classic Invisible Ink Recipe for Little Amateur Agents

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This weekend, your mission is CLASSIFIED––should you choose to accept it, your family-fun objective is to whip up a batch of invisible ink and write thrillingly cryptic messages and spine-tingling secret codes to each other! Spies have used invisible ink to pass along covert communications for centuries—and your littles will love using a secret technique

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Oh My Stars! What a Super-Famous Van Gogh Painting Teaches KinderCare Kids

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Even those who are not art aficionados probably know the master work Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Because our pre-K children study fine arts, they will get to know the painting, too—and experiment with Van Gogh’s rolling, swirling brushstroke styles. “The Starry Night is a fun and exciting painting for children to explore,” says

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