A typical day at Tender Heart Child Care & Learning Center might begin outside on a sprinkler-equipped pirate ship or an animal-shaped rider. Or it might begin in an open classroom loaded with craft supplies and age-appropriate toys. Either way, it unfolds in a structured manner, alternating between active and quiet activities, indoor and outdoor play, self-selected and teacher-directed activities—using playtime as a catalyst for development. Depending on the age of children involved, the lessons might focus on language or physical growth, but either way they lend considerable attention to instilling positive self-image.
The first-aid-certified and degreed teachers at Tender Heart Child Care & Learning Facility have worked with families for more than a quarter of a century to develop children to their full potential. Their programs welcome youngsters from the time they’re infants, ensuring each boy and girl who enters the facility leaves with a well-mannered foundation for when they start school or set off for Hollywood on their tricycle.
Brad Gruno suffered from high cholesterol, low energy, and a wide middle—until 2006, that is. That's when, determined to make a change, he adopted a diet of strictly raw foods. Within months, Brad lost 40 pounds and gained a renewed sense of vigor. He then launched his own line of vegetarian snacks so that others could introduce raw foods to their lives. He went on to found The Nourished Community, where he and his team of nutritional experts provide step-by-step health plans, including juice cleanses, detox programs, and online coaching, to help others start their own whole-body transformations.