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  • Points to consider when searching for the best child care center in Tampa, Florida

    Choosing the right childcare center is important. There are many things to consider prior to making a final decision. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Westchase, we take pride in our work by delivering excellent child care services. We have been a trusted and committed child care ... Read More

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    Choosing the right childcare center is important. There are many things to consider prior to making a final decision. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Westchase, we take pride in our work by delivering excellent child care services. We have been a trusted and committed child care service provider in Tampa since 1999. Here are a few points to consider when selecting an infant child care center:

    Staff:

    When visiting a childcare center, observe how the staff interacts with the children. Are they engaged with and playing with the children? Pay attention to how they interact with the infants. Are the infants happy, laughing and healthy? Ask about the tenure and training of the staff. Look for professionalism and care.

    Curriculum:

    Ask about the curriculum offered to children and make sure it meets your standards. Inquire as to what type of curriculum is offered for each age level so you can determine if this an age appropriate curriculum for your child. Discuss in-depth about how the curriculum is implemented. Finally, be sure the curriculum addresses developmental stages and ask if the curriculum is accredited.

    Research and Ask Questions:

    Research various centers taking notes so that you can compare and ask questions that are not necessarily addressed on a website or phone call. You must visit each center personally to interview the staff so you can determine if they are professional, well-trained and committed to caring for your child in a manor that is comfortable for you. Be sure to thoroughly check the security of the facility.

    For excellent childcare services in Tampa contact us, or come visit and see our safe, secure facility and meet our highly trained and professional staff who will discuss the curriculum with you. We look forward to meeting you.

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  • Five healthy foods for brain development in preschool children

    Nutrition is extremely important for healthy brain development, so it is critical to ensure that a healthy diet is consumed during the first five years of life when the brain is growing and developing at a rapi... Read More

    brain_waves_tampa_flNutrition is extremely important for healthy brain development, so it is critical to ensure that a healthy diet is consumed during the first five years of life when the brain is growing and developing at a rapid pace. Here are five foods that are good for brain development:

    1.  Fish

    Oily fish like salmon and tuna are rich in essential fatty acids that help with healthy blood clotting and building cells membranes in the brain. A great way to ensure your child gets these nutrients is to serve grilled fish with vegetables for dinner or  tuna sandwiches for lunch.

    2.  Leafy greens
    Spinach and kale are two super-vegetables that are packed with vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin K, Vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. They are also rich in fiber. Although these do not directly promote brain development, they provide nutrients essential for a healthy, growing body primed for learning. You can put a handful of raw spinach or kale into a berry smoothie for a sweet taste while providing great nutrients.


    3.  Eggs

    Eggs are a high-nutrient protein as well as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps break food down into energy, giving your child's brain a consistent fuel source for concentrating and learning, while Vitamin B12 helps to produce the red blood cells that transport oxygen to every part of your child's brain and body. Hard-boiled eggs make for a great snack in your child's lunchbox or you can poach them for breakfast and serve with whole-wheat toast.


    4.  Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is high in dietary fiber, manganese, selenium, and zinc. These nutrients boost the immune system, help the body heal from wounds, promote healthy bone growth, and have antioxidant properties. Oatmeal is a great breakfast for growing children which provides them energy and important nutrients.


    5.  Apples

    Apples are rich in healthy dietary fiber, antioxidants, and flavonoids. They are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin B, which help to protect children against germs and keep their nervous systems strong. Apples are easy to eat, pack into a lunchbox, and taste sweet without being full of added sugars and artificial ingredients.

    To ensure your child has the best start in life, he or she needs an innovative learning environment as well as a healthy diet. Enroll your child at Kids 'R' Kids of Westchase in Tampa, Florida, and discover the advantages we offer through our exclusive, scientifically developed Brain Waves Curriculum. This learning program focuses on sensory play where your child receives the individual attention necessary to ensure optimal brain stimulation and development. The first five years of a child's life are critical for brain development, so our curriculum provides a safe, happy, and structured environment that is optimal for learning. Contact us to find out more about how we work to build the foundation for your child's future academic and career success.

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  • Platinum Award Platinum Award
    Proud to earn the Platinum Award every year since this award was established. More
    Director of the Year Director of the Year
    Our Director, Ms. April, received the Hillsborough County Pre-school Director of the Year!