Valentine’s Boxes

Make your own Valentine’s Day box for your cards! Materials: 1. Any kind of box (Cereal, Tissue, Shoe, etc) 2. Construction Paper or Plain Wrapping Paper 3. Hearts, Feathers, Glitter, Markers 4. Glue Directions: 1. Wrap box 2. Cut a slit or opening in box 3. Have your child decorate their valentine’s day box.

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Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Children

While Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance for adults, for children it has seemingly become a sugar-laden extravaganza. So, do all treats have to be full of sugar? NO!!!!!! Here are some ideas for healthy Valentines Day treats: Fruit Kabobs Cut strawberries into heart shapes and pair them with grapes or any other fruit favorites….

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Family of the Month (February 2016)

The Thorne Family Small Hands Big Dreams, one of the top schools in Ohio, would like to introduce our February Family of the Month: The Thorne Family! They love to be outdoors…walking, biking, swimming at their lake. If indoors they like to be napping! Their favorite foods are pasta and garlic bread or Mexican food….

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Family of the Month (February 2016)

The Scripp Family Small Hands Big Dreams, the premier Mentor daycare and school, would like to introduce our February Family of the Month: the Scripp Family! The Scripps favorite things to do together include walking through the park to the playground and snuggling to watch Curious George. Their favorite meal is salmon with broccoli and…

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Teacher of the Month – January 2016 (Mentor Daycare)

Mr. Matt is the Small Hands Big Dreams Teacher of the Month! He has been the cook for our day care in Mentor, Ohio for five months, and he is already making a big impact on our school! He loves making great things for the children and being part of school functions! Mr. Matt comes…

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How do we stop the spread of germs at our daycare center?

We stop the spread of germs at Small Hands Big Dreams daycare through multiple methods of cleaning and sanitization along with consistent practices that we summarize using the acronym CLEAN. First, our Bainbridge and Mentor daycares are cleaned by our team during the course of the day and professionally cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products…

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Family of the Month (January 2016)

    The Barnes Family Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center, the best childcare center in Mentor is happy to introduce our family of the month for January: The Barnes Family! They love to be together as a family. Their favorite things to do together are playing sports, family game night, going hiking, eating popcorn…

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Family of the Month (January 2016)

The Szarka Family Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center, our Bainbridge daycare location would like to introduce our January Family of the Month: the Szarka Family. The Szarka family loves to go camping, hiking, and all sorts of outdoor activities. The family is involved in many fund raising activities throughout the year to support March…

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What To Do Outside With Your Kids In Cold Weather

So, it’s cold and wintery, and the children are complaining that “they’re bored”? You want to encourage them to have go outside and have fun, but they have already made some snow angels and built a snowman, so now what? Here are some fun snow activities to do with young kids: Play snow soccer You…

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