1. How to Throw a Fun Social Distancing Kids Birthday Party

    So you’re social distancing. Good for you! Self-quarantine or social distancing due to COVID-19 is the socially responsible thing to do and as adults - we can understand why it is so important in order to “flatten the curve”!  However - our children, may not understand as much why, not only c…Read More

  2. Tips for Working from Home with Kids – While Social Distancing 

      Okay - your working from home. That’s not so bad right? In fact you’re probably saving time not commuting and being distracted by office gossip. Maybe you’re even more productive. That is unless you have kids home with you too.    If you’re a parent that relies on your child being in sc…Read More

  3. 5 Spring Break Activities to Do at Home 

    I don’t know about you but when I was a kid, spring break always had special memories for me! It was a time to connect with my family, travel to new places, and really just create some special moments together as a family  However, with the recent coronavirus, Covid-19,  concerns, many of our Au…Read More

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    How to Teach Your Child the Scientific Method

    Everyday life seems to get more and more complicated. New technology is being developed around the world at breakneck speed and our environment seems to mirror visions of the future from old movies more and more. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself questions like, “How did we get here?” or,…Read More

  5. How to Help Your Children Prevent Sickness

    As a childcare center, cleanliness is of the utmost importance to us! In addition to implementing our own daily disinfectant steps, Austin Kids Retreat is Dis-in-fx Certified and have regular microbial swabs done at our facility. In this environment of Coronavirus and just flu season in general, we …Read More

  6. 4 Habits for Your Family’s Mental and Physical Health

    1. Morning Routine  A positive start to the day can make all the difference between having an okay day or great day! So how do you ensure that the morning starts off great. It starts with having a set routine and steps for everyone in the family. As a mother myself, I know how hectic mornings can b…Read More

  7. How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language

    One thing we’ve come to know from running a childcare center is that what works for one child, may be completely ineffective with another. However, while the “how to” details can differ, the one constant for every child that we meet (and every adult for that matter) is that it is essential for…Read More

  8. Questions to Ask a Daycare or Preschool

    Hint: Scroll to the bottom for an easy quick view of the list of questions! . . Is the daycare licensed? One of the benefits of using a licensed childcare center versus an in-home daycare is the greater accountability and safety standards that licensed centers face.  Here’s a fantastic tool and e…Read More

  9. 40 Fun Valentine’s Card Box Ideas

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner! And with this fun love-filled holiday is a variety of fun and fantastic crafts! While we will be doing lots of themed Valentine's Crafts at Austin Kids Retreat with our drop-in daycare kids and our preschoolers, one of my favorite crafts we do specifically …Read More

  10. Benefits of Scheduling Play Dates

    As the parent of a tiny tike, all you want is to do the very best for them and their development. By enrolling them in daycare, you’re already off to a fantastic start. While the time that your little one spends at daycare is definitely going to provide them with the socialization and foundation f…Read More