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by Administrator | June 23, 2015 | Ideas

As the long, lazy days of summer stretch on, sometimes your family can succumb to boredom. But don’t let this happen to you! We have five ways to inject some fun into your summer. Have a ball . . . with sponge balls! With a pen and ruler, make five lines lengthwise on a sponge, [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 23, 2015 | Child Development

In our Before- and After-School Clubhouse, school-age students will learn character development that will help them with personal growth and lifelong success through the five unique clubs of our My Best Self! program. Strategies, routines, and support help students build their learning skills, independence, sense of responsibility, and control over their own lives. Before school, [...]

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by Administrator | June 18, 2015 | Recipes

Easy and Healthy Summer Snack Recipes By Andrea Lynn Just in time for an on-the-go summer are a few healthy treats to keep your kids satisfied without hefty amounts of sugar or preservatives. First is a homemade fruit leather—no dehydrator required. Just bake in the oven for a few hours and let sit overnight to [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 10, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

We’re committed to assessment-based curriculum. Why is this so important? Since curriculum is what happens in the classroom every day, when it’s customized to the developmental needs of the specific children in that class, it is more effective. Assessment-based curriculum means children are exposed to, and given practice in, those skills that they are ready [...]

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by Administrator | June 9, 2015 | Ideas | Work/Life Balance

It’s that time of year when many families pack up the car and hit the road for a summer vacation. Long hours spent in that confined space can be pretty tiring, but with a little preparation, a solid plan, and some good packing, you can not only survive the road, but love the experience. Pack [...]

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by Administrator | June 8, 2015 | Nutrition | Recipes

This healthy, sweet chicken salad is perfect for a warm summer day and is packed with nutrients to keep your kiddos fueled during the day. With lean chicken, fresh spinach and a touch of sweetness from orange juice, this nutritious dish will satisfy your kiddos taste buds AND tummies! It’s also one of the many [...]

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by Administrator | May 29, 2015 | Holiday Activities | Learning Activities

May 30 is “Water a Flower Day”! In honor of this special, springtime holiday, we’re created a bright infographic that shares fun facts about the beautiful sunflower. We also included instructions on how to plant one of your own! (Click the image to expand) Want to plant some yummy veggies to grow along with your [...]

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by Administrator | May 7, 2015 | Free Printables | Ideas

Say cheese! Preserve the memory of your child and his or her beloved teacher this Teacher Appreciation Week by taking an adorable picture of them! Here, we have some colorful signs that you can personalize to add some flair to the photo! Click the image below to open up and print the templates. Need another [...]

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by Administrator | May 7, 2015

La Petite Academy is proud to honor teacher Nichole Mayer at its Citrus Heights, California school location as this year’s recipient of the company’s highly coveted Lisa Miskimins Mentorship Award.  Mayer was chosen from among nearly 17,000 early education teachers nationwide from La Petite Academy and its sister brands in the Learning Care Group portfolio [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 6, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

Movement is not only an essential tool for encouraging healthy habits in children, but it’s a really great way to build a child’s sense of self and to provide educational opportunities. We all know that the brain is the most important organ for cognition and learning. As parents and teachers, it’s our job to build, [...]

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