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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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 [...]
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, [...]
As the weather warms around the country and we all look forward to the start of summer, Memorial Day is a great opportunity for some quality family time, especially outdoors. It’s also a good opportunity for your family to learn about our country’s history together. Memorial Day is the time when we remember those special [...]
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers work hard each and every day to instill a love of learning in our little ones, and this week is the perfect time to thank them for their dedication to early childhood education. For a sweet way to say “thank you,” have your child write a personalized note for [...]
By Alexa Bigwarfe My mom friends and I had one of the most fun playdates last Earth Day, packed with activities for kids and parents both. It was a fun opportunity to teach the kids about the earth, recycling, and even gardening. We made crafts and had a sensory experience through digging in dirt and [...]
By Maryann Jacobsen It’s officially spring – the time many people spring clean their houses to start over fresh. But there’s another type of spring cleaning that’s even more helpful: overhauling family meals. That’s right. Dissecting all that goes on at meals can help you get rid of what isn’t working and add more of [...]
What is School Readiness? Stated in simple terms, school readiness means that a child possesses the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for high achievement in school and later learning in life. It is a measure of how well prepared—cognitively, socially, emotionally—a child is to succeed in school. There is consensus, based upon a wealth of [...]
Don’t let rainy days get you down. We have some great ideas for hours of entertainment to keep you and your kids busy when the weather keeps you inside the house. Have fun! Indoor Scavenger Hunt: Use the whole house and spread creative clues around. Your kids will love the challenge of figuring out [...]
Warmer weather is appearing in many parts of the country, which means spring has sprung! Of course, this also means it’s time for spring cleaning. Avoid hazardous chemicals (and the pungent odors that accompany them) by making your own cleaning products using lemons. Each of these recipes calls for lemons and a few other safe, [...]