Adventure Kids offers safe, clean, certified, and lively environments stocked with barrels of toys, arts and craft supplies, playgrounds, movie theaters, air-hockey tables, and even a karaoke stage. All staff are trained in CPR and undergo a criminal background check as well as extensive awesomeness certification. While you're away at work, type easy knowing your child will be learning, growing, making new friends, and breathing in Honeywell filtered air. This deal is good for new members and inactive members who've not used Adventure Kids for at least six months.
Fitness retreats have come a long way since they days when they were the exclusive territory of high-powered celebrities and the old-guard elite. Now, thanks to the help of gurus like Don Miguel, these wellness-oriented escapes welcome a wider audience while retaining their air of exclusive luxury. Don Miguel whips visiting travelers and native Dallasites alike into shape with intimate boutique-style fitness retreats that focus on weight loss and full-body conditioning. Each day, Don Miguel's Fitness spices up group workouts with Zumba or belly-dancing classes, as well as morning and evening yoga sessions. Don also leads guided hikes through the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, a patch of densely forested land a few miles outside of downtown. When he?s not leading these treks or demonstrating an exercise, Don?s hard at work as the CEO of the Fit-for-Me Foundation, an organization that advocates youth fitness and wellness programs.
Participants jump-start weight-loss goals by following a four-day juice cleanse, which involves drinking plenty of fresh-pressed juices before and after each activity. In the evenings, they?ll retire to deluxe suites with a queen bed, free WiFi, and views of the city at the Belmont Hotel, where they can relax or work up a night sweat during optional dream workouts. On the day of your choice, a licensed massage therapist will be on hand to help improve circulation and alleviate muscle fatigue with a 30-minute massage.
Plano Aesthetics' Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and his staff boast the cosmetic credentials to spiff clients' appearances with a slew of services and procedures. SmartLipo aims to purge paunch unresponsive to regular diet, exercise, and passive-aggressive text messages. Through the aperture of a small incision, the three coalescing lasers simultaneously liquefy fat cells and stimulate collagen production to tighten stretched skin. As curves begin to melt, the machine aspirates filling, planting the seeds for svelteness that fully blossom within six months or sooner. After the 45-minute procedure, most SmartLipo patients can return to regular activities within a few days, with mild bruising that subsides in four days or less.
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.
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.