Children have it so good at Kids ?R? Kids, they may not want to leave. Open to youngsters from six weeks to 12 years of age, the center strives to help its students develop wholly?cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. Kids ?R? Kids accomplishes just that with its various programs, each led by caring, highly qualified teachers instead of cold, emotionless holograms of Mr. Kotter. To the kids themselves, though, their instructors' accolades are often secondary. Tykes are typically too busy exploring the center?s outdoor playgrounds, developing new skills at interactive learning stations, and enjoying healthy, homemade meals cooked up in the cafeteria by an on-site chef.
By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
Secure RV's propane appropriators prolong outdoor excursions and grilling extravaganzas by filling depleted gas tanks to the tippy-top. Like a chewed wad of bubblegum, empty propane bottles—with or without quick-release taps—can be saved and reused, saving grillers from tearful goodbyes at the scrap heap. Exhausted containers can be brought to the emporium, where a gas guru will bestow each receptacle with up to 20 pounds of grade-A fire fuel. Tank folk can also opt to return for one additional refill, or stop in for two extra fills, much to the chagrin of new york strip steaks everywhere.
Rosewood Academy's teachers spend as much time learning as instructing. Using a blend of Montessori method and traditional, structured classes, they help preschool-aged children figure out how they learn best. Then, they use that knowledge to introduce kids to the full range of academic subjects: reading, writing, music, language, math, science, and arts. They tailor lessons to each child's preferred styles of learning to produce academic excellence.
The teachers don't let the end of the school year slow them down in their work, though. During the summer, the run academically focused summer camps with fun, hands-on themes. For example, they provide opportunities for kids to learn about wild animals, blending biology and art into classroom lessons that culminate in a trip to the zoo. They also encourage inquisitiveness through an inventor's workshop, teach practical kitchen skills and chemistry to young chefs, and explore watery ecosystems with those too young to recall Kevin Kostner's Waterworld.
Although members of Integrated Health Services' staff hail from different backgrounds—two are doctors of chiropractic, one is a doctor of medicine, and another is a reproductive physiologist—they're united by their instincts to alleviate pain. Given their range of specialties, however, their services extend far beyond traditional chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, and massages. They also schedule more advanced treatments such as anesthesia-aided chiropractic manipulation and microdiscectomies, which is when a doctor dissects your favorite Micro Machine.