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by Administrator | February 9, 2016 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Give your loved ones one (or a few!) of these sweet, thoughtful candy heart notes to remind them of how much you care! We even have blank options available for you to write your own personalized Valentine’s Day messages. Just click the image below to view all 18 printable candy heart notes! Have a Happy Valentine’s […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | February 5, 2016 | Child Development

As childhood obesity and attention deficit disorders in young children continue to increase, more and more research is being done about the effects of physical activity on children’s health. This research shows that regular exercise is not only vital to physical development, but also brain development in young children. Here are a few examples: Basic […]

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by Administrator | January 21, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Ms. Joyea is the Lead Infant Teacher at our La Petite Academy on South Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV. She has been a part of the La Petite team since 2000 but has been working in child care for more than three decades! Read on to learn more about this gifted teacher and why […]

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by Administrator | January 8, 2016 | Nutrition

By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD There’s more to food than just taste. Or so that’s what I’ve learned in my six years of studying nutrition science. Food provides our bodies with the nutrients it needs to function, just like fuel to a car. But what foods constitute as healthy? How can you maintain a healthy […]

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by Administrator | January 8, 2016 | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

It won’t be long and your child will be moving up our School Readiness Pathway and heading to a new classroom. We want to ensure this transition is a win-win for your child and for you. Transitions can be stressful, so the sooner we begin thinking about the transition, the easier it will be on […]

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by Administrator | December 30, 2015 | Holiday Activities

With 2015 coming to a close, it’s important to reflect on the past year – what we learned and what we accomplished – and focus on our goals for the New Year. Here’s a free printable New Year’s “Resolution” worksheet that kids can fill in as we prepare for 2016! From all of us at […]

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by Administrator | December 17, 2015

Meet Ms. Sharon, the Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at our Oswego, IL location. She has worked at La Petite Academy for 16 years, holding nearly every position during her tenure including Director, Assistant Director, Preschool Teacher and now, Pre-K Lead Teacher. Check out our Q&A with Sharon to learn about her dedication to early childhood education […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | December 10, 2015 | Child Development

Every morning, we get up, brush our teeth, take a shower, get dressed—it’s our morning routine, and every step of the way, we’re ensuring that our day gets off to the right start. It’s the same for young children. Research shows that even the youngest infants are healthier and show stronger executive function and self-regulation […]

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by Administrator | December 8, 2015 | Nutrition | Recipes

        By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD Once Halloween comes and goes, parents often are reminded it’s not just the spooky holiday that presents our children (and us) with sugary treats. The reality is that many celebrations from October through the New Year are accompanied by sugar, sugar and more sugar. It’s the […]

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by Administrator | November 23, 2015 | Holiday Activities

Help us to blanket the world with goodness by participating in our “You’ve Been Hugged” activity! By doing so, you’ll spread the word about our Season of Kindness program and fill your community with happiness! Instructions are below. To print off each page, simply click each image to view the PDF.  

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