Learning Together

Get answers, share concerns and join in the conversation.

Get expert insight into early childhood education today.

by Administrator | April 18, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas | Learning Activities | Nutrition

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 […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | April 15, 2016 | Child Development | Kindergarten Readiness | Press Releases

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 […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | April 8, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas

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!  

 |  comments



by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 7, 2016 | Child Development | Kindergarten Readiness

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 […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | March 31, 2016 | Child Development | Learning Activities | Nutrition

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 […]

 |  comments



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 […]

 |  comments



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 […]

 |  comments



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 […]

 |  comments



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 […]

 |  comments



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 […]

 |  comments