By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD April is a month where we celebrate all things green: Earth Day (April 22nd)and National Garden Week (the second week of April). While it’s easy for parents to understand and honor the environment, there’s a simple way you can carry this theme throughout your kitchen and straight to your family: eat […]
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With kindergarten on the horizon, La Petite Academy is giving parents the confidence of knowing that when the time comes, their little one will be ready for the big leagues. La Petite Academy provides a customized learning experience for each child as a foundation for future academic success. Parents can be assured their child’s learning […]
Spring cleaning is a great time for children to learn about being responsible and taking care of themselves and others. Chores don’t have to be a chore—work together to figure out the best system for your family and in doing so, you’ll discover how helping can be fun!
The ability to self-regulate is an important skill for children to develop. It helps children as they learn to follow rules and understand limits. Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness. There is also evidence that self-regulation levels have a stronger […]
When it comes to discovery and adventure at home, one room stands apart as an enticing and delicious wonderland where your child can contribute and feel grown up. “Most children love to help in the kitchen, and can start as early as age two,” notes Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at La Petite Academy. “It’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]