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What Can You Learn From Leaves?

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Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Here are five fun ways to explore fine art with your little one!

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Imagination Station: Big Fun for Your Littlest Firefighter

Imagination Station: Big Fun for Your Littlest Firefighter

If  your tyke loves trucks, this is his (or her) perfect pretend play day: A big box, a stuffed dog, and a little imagination is all you need to get your little firefighter ready to rescue!  

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"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

Blocks fall down, pool time ends, cookies crumble: Little kids have big feelings. Happily, a good book about emotions can help her express them positively.

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Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

From a Mondrian-inspired paper collage to a fall leaf assemblage, kids can create all kinds of great things—all it takes is a little glue and plenty of imagination. 

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Fear Not: Teaching Safety with Positivity

Fear Not: Teaching Safety with Positivity

Talking about safety doesn't have to be scary. Here's 4 ways to empower your kids to make their own smart decisions.

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Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Do you hope your children grow up to be kind and caring adults who embrace (and celebrate) other people's differences? Us, too! That's why we strive to create an inclusive environment in every single on of our centers. 

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Be Who You Are: 5 Great Reads that Build Self-Esteem

Be Who You Are: 5 Great Reads that Build Self-Esteem

A perky piggy, a dreamy field mouse, a very loud hippo: The characters are make believe but the feelings are real. These sweet stories help your child learn the language of (self) love.

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Lather Up! Our Guide to Good Hand-Washing Habits

Lather Up! Our Guide to Good Hand-Washing Habits

Learn how to wash your hands (really) well and reduce your family's  risk of getting sick by 20 percent this fall. Soundtrack included.

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Making Readers, One Child at a Time

Making Readers, One Child at a Time

“I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” says KinderCare Educator Alisha Jackson. With a Master's degree, a focus on literacy, and a lot of patience, she helps children find a love of books and reading.

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So Long, Juice! Our Kids Know Why Apples Are Better

So Long, Juice! Our Kids Know Why Apples Are Better

What makes an apple better than apple juice? Our kids can tell you! Watch the video to find out more.

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Good Snacking: Healthy Hummus Is a Hit at KinderCare

Good Snacking: Healthy Hummus Is a Hit at KinderCare

See how KinderCare develops healthy eating for life by introducing different flavors and textures in our meals.

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Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Focusing on the process rather than the end result lets kids explore and create art in their own way.

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Go Ahead, Let Your Baby Make a Mess. (It's Good for Her Brain!)

Go Ahead, Let Your Baby Make a Mess. (It's Good for Her Brain!)

Touching and experiencing a wide variety of textures is important for babies' brain development.

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All Aboard! How to Take a Train Trip Right in Your Living Room

All Aboard! How to Take a Train Trip Right in Your Living Room

All you need is some chairs, tickets, and a few pieces of luggage to chugga-chugga-choo-choo your way through this delightful dramatic play activity. Bonus points for a conductor’s hat.

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Exploding Volcano Activity: Get Your Little Scientist Thinking Big

Exploding Volcano Activity: Get Your Little Scientist Thinking Big

Get the recipe for this classic science experiment and try it at home.

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Raise Kind-Hearted Kids: 5 Sweet Ways to Nurture Empathy

Raise Kind-Hearted Kids: 5 Sweet Ways to Nurture Empathy

Can you really teach empathy to young children? Award-winning pre-K educator Sue Davies says the answer is a resounding YES!

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5 Hands-On Ways to Learn With Your 5-Year-Old

5 Hands-On Ways to Learn With Your 5-Year-Old

Skip the flashcards: In her kindergarten classroom, award-winning teacher Kim Bouchie knows how to put the fun in learning for 5-year-olds. "Everything is hands-on," she says.

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A, B, C, Weeee! Fun Activities to Help 4-Year-Olds Learn Their Letters

A, B, C, Weeee! Fun Activities to Help 4-Year-Olds Learn Their Letters

Want to help your child learn to read? These 3 super-fun activities inspired by KinderCare's summer programs will build your child's literacy skills one letter at a time.

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Science for three-year-olds? Absolutely!

Science for three-year-olds? Absolutely!

Matter, force, motion! KinderCare's science program nurtures children's natural curiosity. Try out one of these fun science games with your littlest Einstein.

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