The old adage is true: it takes a village to raise a child! Considering the constant care and endless energy one child requires, raising a child is more than an unpaid full time job. Unfortunately, not everyone who wants to stay at home with their little one(s) can and so daycare becomes an important conversation. At A World Of Discoveries in Columbia, Missouri, we understand the trust and strength it takes to share your wonderful children with others. We don’t take this responsibility lightly and in our blog you can read about how daycare services run, what we do with our days, and how to best prepare your child for going to daycare.

  1. 5 Tips For Your First Day of Daycare

    For at least nine months and the next few following years, you’ve been your child’s whole world, so naturally, the transition into daycare can come as a significant life change to your little one. This may be the first time they’ve interacted with a large group of children or have been around …Read More

  2. Daycare Options When You Don’t Work Traditional Hours

    Finding quality child care can be a difficult task in any circumstance. You need to find someone who can care for your child, who you trust, and who can work with your schedule. It can be a challenge to find child care that fits all of these requirements. Many daycare providers are only able to acco…Read More

  3. The Benefits of Daycare for Kids

    When it comes to parenting, nobody can do it all. Most single parents must work while raising their children. Many two-parent households also work full-time while raising kids, whether for financial reasons or personal choice. It can be difficult to balance working life with your child’s day-to-da…Read More

  4. Costume Ideas For Halloween

    It may only be September but Halloween is right around the corner! As you probably remember from being young and as your child won’t let you forget, October is all about the Halloween costumes! Costume Ideas If your little one is excited about dressing up, they may already know what costume they w…Read More

  5. Are They Ready For Daycare? Are You?

    Parenting is hard. It’s impossible to make the right decision, so what do you do? Educate yourself and make the best possible choice for your children, your family, and yourself. No one should fault you for giving your best, even if others think that your best is not enough. Today we’re going to…Read More

  6. Imagination Station (Part 2)

    Imagination is one of our most valuable playthings. As we grow older we often forget how to imagine and lose the joy of finding ourselves whisked away to a faraway castle or in a dark cave looking for a lost city. Luckily, your little munchkins haven’t forgotten! Best of all, they're more than hap…Read More

  7. Imagination Station (Part 1)

    Can’t remember the last time you were a world-renowned chef or a 1960’s hobo riding the rails? Imagination is one of those things that seems inherent, but think back and try to remember the last time you imagined an original (to you) story like you did as a kid. Sadly, playing with your imaginat…Read More

  8. Tips For Choosing The Best Daycare Center

    Choosing the right child day care service can be stressful and overwhelming for a parent, especially for parents who are putting their child in day care for the first time. We completely understand — sending your little one to stay with people other than yourself can be scary! When trying to decid…Read More

  9. Dressing Kids For Winter Fun

    With the snow on its way, it’s time to start thinking about some family fun activities you can do with your kids in Columbia. There are plenty of activities to do when the snow is falling, like building a snowman, having a fun and friendly snowball fight, making countless snow angels, sledding, an…Read More