The caretakers at The Learning Experience emphasize education first, employing a proven set of teaching methods such as Fun with Phonics and their own L.E.A.P. program, designed to meet children at their current level of development. Infants as young as 6 weeks are nestled in their own individual cribs and allowed to roam an exploration-inspiring playzone, and those just a few months older may get the chance to learn sign language. Older kids move at their own pace through more advanced classes that cover early reading skills, basic math concepts, and dance and movement sessions. Besides preparing preschoolers for kindergarten with accelerated literacy and critical thinking, the curriculum includes introductions to modern technology, from digital cameras to DVD players.
Educational explorations take place in an environment designed for safety: brightly colored walls with rounded corners help prevent accidents in the halls, and Child Safe 'N Secure key tags can reveal the location of any student at the push of a button. Outside, kids frolic on playgrounds rooted in a cushy rubberized surface, and indoors is a "Make-Believe Boulevard," where cartoon animals run retail stores and children can get a taste of what it will be like when they're all grown up and can reach the top of the fire station.
With thousands of frame and mat combinations, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate ($125+), personalized jerseys glisten ($300+), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle ($100+ for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done onsite means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Barka Lounge eschews cages in favor of 7,000 square feet of open space where dogs can socialize, wear each other out, and nap under the watchful eyes of staff members. Before dogs are allowed in, staff members conduct evaluations with each hound to determine their temperament and opinions about world peace, and then sort nonaggressive dogs into separate play areas based on size and temperament. While they’re at daycare, dogs are given clear boundaries and rewarded for good behavior with pats and praise. Staff members use basic obedience commands throughout the day, but more in-depth training is available separately with a master certified trainer.
The technicians at Xtreme Cleaning & Restoration help ease the hassles of homeownership by cleansing, repairing, and power-washing every inch of their clients' abodes. Scum loitering underfoot is banished with ease during carpet, tile, and grout cleaning, and air ducts are emptied of dust with the camera-mounted RamAir duct-cleaning process. The company also helps restore homes hit with flood and water damage by purifying furniture and killing moldy odors after offering free estimates. Meanwhile, homes littered with remodeling debris and refugee snowmen find assistance with cleanup and removal services.