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by Dr. Susan Canizares | November 1, 2017 | Child Development

How much screen time is too much? What should my child be watching? When do I limit their usage, and how? These are common questions that many parents struggle with in this age where technology is everywhere! While technology is more readily available and can be a wonderful source of learning, even for children as […]

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by Administrator | October 25, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Kristin, the amazing lead junior kindergarten teacher AND team lead at La Petite Academy in Fairview, OR. She has been working at the school for more than three years and has prior experience working as a tutor and elementary school substitute teacher. Read on to learn more about Ms. Kristin!   What was […]

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by Administrator | October 6, 2017 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

Let’s face it: It’s all too soon before your child only wants a store-bought, pop culture-character-of-the-moment Halloween costume. So, quick, before they get too old, dress them up in adorable coordinated costumes with their sibling(s), classmates, or even your entire family. (You’re never too old for a good Halloween costume.) Inspiration is everywhere: your family’s […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 6, 2017 | Child Development

One of the biggest questions parents ask while raising children is when to start toilet training. While there is no specific correct answer, most children are ready to start toilet training somewhere between the ages of 22 and 30 months. Some children can be ready earlier; other children may take longer to become interested. There […]

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by Administrator | September 19, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Kathy, pre-kindergarten teacher at our La Petite Academy school in Lakewood, CO. She’s been at this location for two years but has nearly 50 years of experience in early childhood education! Read on to learn more about this incredible member of our La Petite family! Why do you feel early education programs are […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | September 6, 2017 | Child Development

These days, many children have schedules that could challenge most CEOs. Their days start early, end late, and are full of organized activities. Sports practices, music lessons, playdates, and homework for school-age children can result in stressed-out, unhappy children—and parents. While parents want to prepare their children for the future, and believe they’re doing what’s […]

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by Administrator | August 18, 2017 | Holiday Activities

Today is National Potato Day! After all, how could there not be a day dedicated to them? Here are 5 fun facts about these tasty tubers!

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by Administrator | August 17, 2017 | Child Development

Being a kid can be tough sometimes. These 11 quotes are perfect to share with kiddos to encourage them to keep working hard at school, to be kind, and to embrace their uniqueness! “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – Anonymous “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not […]

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by Administrator | August 16, 2017

All La Petite Academy preschools throughout New Mexico have achieved accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The schools are among a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide distinguished by their quality, commitment to young children and dedication to excellence. Parents seeking early education and care for their […]

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by Administrator | August 16, 2017

You memorized the layout of your local store’s “Back to School” section and know the optimal path to take. Your Pinterest accounted is full of beautiful school lunch masterpieces that you’ll never be able to replicate.  First day of school photo props? Done.  Lately, your daydreams consist of your kids NOT saying “I’m bored,” over […]

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