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by Administrator | December 1, 2016 | Holiday Activities

‘Tis the Season of Kindness! La Petite Academy and our sister schools nationwide, students are experiencing the valuable lessons of empathy and generosity.  Our beloved holiday custom teaches children about giving back, paying it forward and sharing joy. From participating in food, coat and toy drives, to visiting “grandmas and grandpas” at senior centers, to […]

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by Administrator | November 29, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Kelly Riggs, Academy Director at our center in Chandler, AZ. She has a degree in child development from the University of Minnesota and has worked in early childhood education for 10 years. Read our Q&A with Kelley to learn more about this essential member of our La Petite family!   What do you enjoy […]

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by Administrator | November 3, 2016 | Child Development | Holiday Activities

During our annual Season of Kindness—and all year long—we work hard to create a strong sense of community at our school. We want children to learn about being good citizens and to get along well with others. Of course, this kind of learning can also continue at home. Throughout the year, you can have conversations […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | November 3, 2016 | Child Development

Toys can be valuable tools that teach children about themselves and the world. While most playrooms are filled to the ceiling with toys, many education experts actually believe that having a smaller amount of toys is more beneficial to children. With the holidays quickly approaching, parents are thinking about gifts. As a parent, you want […]

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by Administrator | October 26, 2016 | Holiday Activities

Happy Pumpkin Day! Did you know these interesting facts about this fabulous fall gourd?

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by Administrator | October 21, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Denetra, a lead Infant 3 teacher (12-18-month-olds) at our La Petite Academy in Bowie, MD. She has been working in child care since 1996 and has been with the company for 12 years. Read our Q&A to learn more about Ms. Denetra and her love of early education!   Why did you decide […]

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by Administrator | October 13, 2016 | Holiday Activities | Nutrition | Recipes

By Katie Serbinski of Mom to Mom Nutrition The month of October is upon us, which means two things are popping up in stores near you: 1.  Pumpkin spice flavored everything and 2. Halloween candy… Lots and lots of Halloween candy. Candy-centric holidays such as Halloween can be difficult to navigate when you’re a health […]

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Click the image below to view our full Halloween Handprint Craft!

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Ideas

Hi friends! It’s Stacey here from the blog GluedToMyCrafts.com. If you are looking for some inspiration and a fun kid activity to keep the little ones busy this fall, look no further because today’s Popsicle Stick Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin craft is as EASY as it gets! These one-of-a-kind pumpkins are super easy to whip up and […]

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas | Nutrition | Recipes

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of our Grow FitTM healthy living initiative, we have some ideas for keeping your family healthy throughout the season. As the weather turns cooler and we spend less time outdoors, it doesn’t mean we have to give up healthy life choices. Here’s a few ways to celebrate fitness this October—and […]

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