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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 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 | November 16, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

At our school, we have made a firm commitment to preparing each and every child for elementary school. That’s why our Preschool and Pre-K programs and curriculum are supported by Learning Care System (LCS), our digital lesson planning tool. LCS enables teachers to generate customized curriculum, based on assessment and observation, to meet the developmental […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 7, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

  All parents want the very best for their children. For instance, does your dream for your child include high intelligence and being well-prepared to enter the workforce when the time comes? If you’re like most parents, you probably answered “Yes.” But do you have any control over how intelligence and career preparedness plays out […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | August 26, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

As children grow, the skills they need to learn and develop change. Normal developmental growth frequently involves children taking on and practicing milestones or challenges until they master them. But it’s also important for children to positively embrace learning, and that begins with a strong start in early childhood, that will lead to success in […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | July 21, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Finding the right preschool for your child is an important step in their development. Having a formal educational experience before entering elementary school contributes significantly to their cognitive development, social skills, and autonomy. Here are five essential considerations when deciding on your child’s early educational experience: Parenting Style – You have your own communication style […]

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

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 […]

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