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by Dr. Susan Canizares | July 14, 2016 | Child Development

Conflict can be uncomfortable for young children, causing anxiety or fear. This is true for many adults as well. However, it is natural, and occurs on a daily basis. It is typical for young children to experience conflict over toys, space, relationships, and power. As a parent, you are the biggest influence in your child’s […]

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by Administrator | July 13, 2016

Beat the heat this summer with our essential list of water activities to blast away summer boredom. Just add water—and a little imagination—to get started.   Laundry Day: Develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills with: rope, clothespins, tub of water, washcloths, and soap. Practice wringing out wet items and hanging them up to dry. […]

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by Administrator | July 12, 2016 | Holiday Activities

Happy Cow Appreciation Day! Check out our infographic below to learn something new about these amazing animals!

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by Administrator | June 28, 2016 | Child Development

Why is it so difficult for toddlers to share? To put it simply, their brains do not yet have the ability to comprehend the patience, compassion and planning that sharing requires. “Children under two often have difficulty sharing because they have not yet developed a sense of empathy,” says Bonnie Bonifield, education expert at La Petite […]

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by Administrator | June 23, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Tiffany – Preschool Teacher at our La Petite Academy in Olive Branch, MS. She has a degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has previous experience working with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and elementary-age students. Read on to learn more about this wonderful member of our team!   How is working with preschoolers […]

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by Administrator | June 14, 2016 | Ideas

With five simple ingredients and four easy steps, you can create hours of summer fun for your family. All kids love bubbles, but yours will go gaga for these gigantic ones. Step 1. Here’s how you start: 6 cups water ½ cup dish soap 1/2 cup corn starch 1 Tbsp baking powder 1 Tbsp glycerine Step 2. […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 14, 2016 | Child Development

As adults, we’re compelled to think about other people’s perspectives before we act or speak. If we don’t consider how our words and actions will make others feel, we may end up seeming impolite or even thoughtless. When you’re able to imagine a situation from someone else’s perspective, or “put yourself in their shoes,” you […]

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by Administrator | May 24, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Chrystal, the Assistant Teacher in the Two Year Old class at our location in Greenwood Village, CO. She has worked at La Petite Academy for a little more than a year, has taken a wealth of college classes in human development and is currently working on her Child Development Associate’s credential. Read on to […]

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by Administrator | May 20, 2016 | Nutrition | Press Releases

Today we were honored to be recognized by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for the work we do every day to help children Grow Fit and learn to make healthy choices. Speaking at the fifth Annual Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA President and CEO Larry Soler recalled the impression our children made […]

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by Administrator | May 20, 2016 | Nutrition

May 20th is Pick Strawberries Day and to celebrate, we wanted to share some interesting facts about the delicious berry. Check them out below and then gather your family together to go out and pick some of your own!

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