Six Things Kids Need to Succeed at School

Playcore Profile PictureBy Lisa Moore, Guest Blogger
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategic Services

The achieve-at-all-costs educational culture is taking its toll on kids and their performance at school. Experts suggest that there are six things that kids really need to succeed in the classroom.  Continue reading →

Outdoor Family Fun in Chattanooga

CurtisBy Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

If you live near the Chattanooga, Tenn., area, you no doubt know what a beautiful city it is and the plethora of outdoor adventures there are that truly make it the “Scenic City.” Here’s just a few ideas to help your family get out, be healthy, and of course, have plenty of fun along the way. Continue reading →

Children and Technology: Finding a Healthy Balance

JayneBy Dr. Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

As his little hands reached into my purse, his face reflected a familiar sheepish grin and twinkle in his eyes! Once again my grandson was reaching for the normally forbidden fruit… my smart phone!

The relationship between technology and my grandchildren is a constant battle for me. As an old educator, I want to stay current wit Continue reading →

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Emily LemonsBy Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

Children playing in a big pile of leaves.

Playing in the beautiful fall leaves is just one activity to do with your child outside!Is there anything more beautiful than Chattanooga in the fall? As the trees start their transformation and the

Is there anything more beautiful than Chattanooga in the fall? As the trees start their transformation and the temperatures start to cool, children in our area have the perfect opportunity for outdoor play.

Playing outside is not just a fun way to pass the time; it’s an important factor in a child’s development and overall health. From birth to age 5, children learn a great deal about the world around them and their role in it. The best learning comes in sensory-rich environments like the great outdoors. Continue reading →

Chocolate: A History as Rich as Its Taste

LizaBy Liza Blair
Arts Manager

Chocolate pours out into a mound of tasty goodness.

It’s hard not to melt for some tasty chocolate!

Ah, chocolate! The name alone can make mouths water and taste buds yearn for a bite. You may not realize, though, that chocolate has a history just as rich as its delectable taste. Once called the food of the gods, chocolate was cultivated by pre-Olmec

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