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 [...]
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Your children are strong. Stronger than you might be led to believe by the headlines screaming about the latest parental panic point. Resilience is the best kind of strength to have: It’s the ability to bend, not break, under pressure – and emerge stronger for it. Resilience is hugely important. It leads to happier, longer [...]
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 [...]
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.
Title: Part of our family! Happy Campers, Colorado Springs, CO Story: Our daughters have been attending La Petite since December 2010 and we couldn’t be happier! They receive quality, safe, and loving care. The teachers and staff are exceptional and we absolutely LOVE the director, Ms. Dawn! My daughters have done the full-time program, after-school [...]
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy some fun family time creating these easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts and tasty recipes that will put everyone in the spirit! Here’s a round-up of some great St. Patrick’s Day activity suggestions from Kaboose and Spoonful.com. Hang this happy leprechaun on your door to welcome guests. Construction [...]
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 [...]
La Petite is helping give thousands of underserved children a good night’s sleep this winter. Students, families and teachers at La Petite joined others in the Learning Care Group portfolio of schools nationwide in collecting more than 7,700 new bedtime books and nearly 6,300 new cozy pajamas during the schools’ Season of Giving. The campaign, [...]
“Shhhh!” We were in the waiting room at the pediatrician’s office, and any peep the 6-month-old made was met by his mama’s “Shhhh!” She looked embarrassed about her baby’s happy – and wonderfully normal – babbling sounds. I couldn’t help encouraging her to support her little babbler. “Oh, he’s so cute! He’s talking up a [...]
When I was growing up, moms always seemed to have the answers to life’s questions. Now our next generation of kids is turning to the all-knowing Internet. What can we do to keep up? A few weeks ago, my son couldn’t find his favorite jeans. Instead of asking me if I knew where they were, [...]