Learning Together

Get answers, share concerns and join in the conversation.

Get expert insight into early childhood education today.

by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | November 20, 2013 | Child Development | Ideas | Kindergarten Readiness | Learning Activities | Nutrition

Regular family mealtimes have proven benefits such as better manners for the kids and healthier meals for the whole family. But did you know family mealtime can also help your child gain communication skills, improved learning, and problem-solving abilities? Regular family meals also build closer relationships among family members, setting a trusting foundation for when […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | August 6, 2013 | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

Back-to-school is around the corner, but don’t be daunted by the transition from summer fun to school schedule. Children take their cues from their parents, so it’s key for US to get into the back-to-school mind-set first. Here are my pain-free prep tips for parents – our stressless adjustment will filter down to the kids, […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | June 24, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

In our final post in the series, our experts – Dr. Susan Canizares and Dr. Heather Wittenberg – reveal how to make kindergarten a great experience by preparing in these simple (and fun) ways. Dr. Heather: Starting kindergarten is exciting, but it can also be daunting for parents. Even with my fourth child, I worry […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | June 17, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

In this second of our three-part series, our experts – Dr. Susan Canizares and Dr. Heather Wittenberg —give tips for making a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten. Dr. Heather: Back in the “bad old days,” we didn’t have much understanding of early childhood development. Young children were seen as too little to learn very […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | June 7, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

When should YOUR child start Kindergarten? Our experts are here to help you decide! Dr. Susan Canizares, our Chief Academic Officer, not only has a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Development, she’s a nationally recognized authority on early childhood education. Dr. Heather Wittenberg is a mom of four and a child psychologist who blogs at […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 17, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

with Dr. Susan Canizares and Dr. Heather Wittenberg When it comes to making sure your children are ready for Kindergarten, there is a lot to consider. When is the best time to enroll her? How soon is too soon, and how late is too late? How will I know if she is adjusted socially to […]

 |  comments



by Laura St. John | March 21, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Here’s a quick list of 10 Kindergarten readiness skills and fun tips on how you can boost your child’s learning with the technology you use every day. 1. Hone Fine Motor Skills by Using a Computer Mouse – Using the mouse helps build little muscles in your child’s fingers […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | March 14, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Child psychologist Dr. Heather Wittenberg covers her top tips to get your preschooler ready for the big Kindergarten classroom. Find more Kindergarten readiness tips here. What concerns do you have about your child being ready for Kindergarten? Tell us in a comment below.    

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | February 20, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Is your child ready to start Kindergarten this fall? As a parent, I know it’s difficult to imagine your little one sitting in a “big kid” classroom in just a few months. Believe me, though, you’ll be amazed at the growth your child will experience before then. Here are my ideas for helping your almost-big-kid […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | February 19, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Our Private Kindergarten Program introduces a more formal education while continuing to promote the joy and wonder children have about their world. Aligned with national and state standards for Kindergarten, we balance structure and subject focus with exploration and fun. Low student/teacher ratios and smaller class sizes allow our degreed Kindergarten teachers to spend quality […]

 |  comments