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by Administrator | April 27, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

What spicy words have you used today? At The Children’s Courtyard, preschoolers are learning fun and powerful new ways to express themselves with surprisingly sophisticated vocabulary. Words like enormous, creeping and fierce are celebrated as children first discover, then try out newly acquired expressions. “Children need to have a rich and robust oral language vocabulary […]

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by Administrator | April 26, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How soon is too soon to learn about collaboration?  Most babies get their first inkling of teamwork by the time they’re 6 months old, old enough to enjoy a rousing exchange of peek-a-boo. “From our earliest years, collaboration builds our critical thinking capabilities and introduces us to different ways of solving a problem as we […]

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by Administrator | April 24, 2017 | Holiday Activities

How many of these intergalactic facts do you know? Click the image to view printable PDF.

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 5, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Can you think of one single activity that you can do with your toddler, preschooler, or school-age child that includes experiences in math, science, and reading, and builds confidence all at the same time? You don’t need to be an expert in child care education to implement this amazing learning experience—all you need is a […]

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by Administrator | March 31, 2017 | Recipes

Introduce some tropical flavors into your family’s dinner with this recipe for Aloha Chicken from our Grow Fit menu! Click the image below to view the full PDF. Want more healthy Grow Fit recipes? Check out our recipes tab here.

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by Administrator | March 30, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Eman, Lead Toddler Teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in North Richland Hills, TX. She has 28 years of early childhood experience and has been a member of our CCY team for three years. Check out our Q&A with her to learn more!   Tell us about your background and experience in early child […]

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by Administrator | March 24, 2017 | Recipes

Even though spring has sprung, the weather is still chilly across many parts of the country. On days when temps dip a little too low, cook up this warm and healthy turkey chili from our Grow Fit menu! Click the image below to download the full printable PDF.   Click here for more delicious Grow […]

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by Administrator | March 17, 2017 | Recipes

With so many yummy spices, this pollock recipe isn’t just super flavorful, it’s also easy to make and packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids! Click the image below to view the printable PDF. For more delicious and nutritious recipes, be sure to check out our recipes tab!

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by Administrator | March 8, 2017 | Child Development

We all know that kids can be picky eaters. Sure, we want and hope for little foodies, willing to eat anything and everything put in front of them, but it’s usually not that simple. However, we don’t think it’s impossible. With a little time and effort—and a whole lot of parental patience—you can encourage healthy […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 8, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Most of us know the research about how important it is to read with children every day. And most of us have every intention of doing that. However, day to day life, with all of its tasks and distractions can get in the way of realizing our best intentions. Therefore, purposefully scheduling time to read […]

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