1. Benefits of Summer Camp

    It seems like we’re always waiting for the seasons to change, but then with the blink of an eye we’ve skipped a few months and have somehow landed in May. Within a month summer will officially have started, but it will be long before that, that school is out. If you’re realizing that a summer camp is an option that you need to be considering, then you’re on the right track! But, if you’…Read More

  2. Lessons Taught This Easter

    Easter is a holiday that often gets tied to chocolate rabbits and pure sugar bunnies, and while it’s unlikely these sweet treats are going to be going anywhere, anytime soon, there are plenty of lessons that you can teach your child this Easter. As early childhood educators, we seem to find lessons in some of the least likely of places, including your typical Easter activities. Dying Easter Eggs…Read More

  3. Introducing Your Toddler to Reading

    Exposing your child to reading at an early age is something that you will never regret doing. There are so many skills that are developed in the process of reading, and each of them contributes to the overall development of your child. At Smart Start Child Care, we want to make sure that all of your children have the tools that they need to be successful in their development, including skills lik…Read More

  4. How to Prepare Your Toddler to Meet Santa

    Christmas is here, and it's the perfect time to get a picture of your toddler with Santa. There's nothing more precious than having a photo of your toddler with jolly old Saint Nick, but toddlers don't always react to meeting Santa with a smile. In fact, many of them actually have the opposite reaction! Here at Smart Start Child Care, not only do we offer toddler care in Bowling Green, we also wa…Read More

  5. Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving With Your Toddler

    Thanksgiving is stressful enough as it is, but when you add a toddler to the mix, it can make it even more difficult! In just a few short days, your family will be gathered around your table to eat turkey and stuffing and to say what they are thankful for, but before you sit down to that magical moment, you have to finish planning your menu, take a trip or two to the grocery store, tidy up before …Read More

  6. Healthy Habits That Set Your Child Up for Success

    Set your child up for success in the future by teaching them healthy habits at a young age. The habits that your child forms when they are young can stick with them for years. Whether those habits are good or bad, many of them are in it for the long haul. Luckily, when your child is young, it is much easier to form habits that set them up for success. The following is a list from our early child e…Read More

  7. How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

    Getting your kids to drink enough water can be difficult, but Smart Start Child Care is here to help. Drinking water is an essential part of being healthy for both kids and adults, but unfortunately, the majority of American kids don't drink enough water. According to one estimate, about 65 percent of school-aged kids who are 14 years old and younger don't drink enough water. Because dehydration c…Read More

  8. Outdoor Play is More Important Than You Might Think

    Playing outside is beneficial for your child in so many incredible ways!  Back in the day, children didn't have tablets or phone games to keep them occupied; they had to make their own fun in the great outdoors. Many parents have worked hard to ensure that their modern-day children get plenty of outdoor playtime, and with good reason. Outdoor play is not only physically beneficial, but it is also…Read More

  9. Sun Safety Tips for Summer

    We are dedicated to keeping your kids safe and healthy all summer long.  At Smart Start Child Care, we are probably best known for our early child education programs. We offer a one-of-a-kind curriculum that encourages experimentation, active thinking and exploration. However, we don't stop there! In addition to caring for your child's mind, we also want to keep them healthy and safe. Summer is …Read More

  10. How Pretending Benefits Kids

    Pretending is beneficial for children in many ways.  Children have been keeping themselves entertained with pretend play since the dawn of humanity, and while most parents just see pretend play as fun, it is actually important for a child's development. Believe it or not, children develop many skills during pretend play that set them up for educational success. The following is a list from our e…Read More