When it comes to child development, Austin Kids Retreat has you covered. Led by a team of skilled educators, we are so much more than a glorified babysitting service. Part of what makes our center different is that we offer a superior level of nurturing care and an active learning environment. At Austin Kids Retreat, your child is always our No. 1 priority. Read these blog posts to learn more about our child development team.

  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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Easy Healthy Kid-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

    One of the hardest parts of parenting...feeding healthy home-cooked meals every. single. night. Not only that but how on earth can you make a healthy meal without spending 2 hours cooking and cleaning in the kitchen every night??! As the owner of Austin's top-rated childcare center, Austin Kids Retr…Read More

  8. How to Handle a Picky Eater

    As the owner of Austin Kids Retreat, Austin’s top childcare center, I get to hear and see it all! Many of our preschoolers and drop-in childcare visitors come into our facility with not only excitement to play - but a list of behaviors that are unique to each child. No problem, being in the child …Read More

  9. getting rid of old toys without a meltdown

    Getting Rid of Old Toys Without the Meltdown

      As a childcare facility owner, and as a mom, I’m more than acquainted with the “toy meltdown”. At our Steiner Ranch located children’s center, Austin Kids Retreat, we deal with toy meltdowns daily as new children try out our drop-in childcare and discover all the excitement our "new-to-th…Read More

  10. Practicing Colors with Your Preschooler

    One of the many things that preschoolers will learn while attending Austin Kids Retreat will be their colors. This is a strong piece of their educational foundation, which is why we have incorporated them into our curriculum. Though colors are certainly something that your little one will learn whil…Read More