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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 7, 2018 | Safety and Security

For much of the country, the weather has begun to change and warm up so that children are starting to play outside more often. We all know the importance of spending time being active, and there is no better place for this than the outdoors. For parents, this means having a new set of safety […]

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by Administrator | June 6, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Bailee, the lead toddler teacher, team lead and safety captain at La Petite Academy in Iowa City, IA. And did we also mention that she was also the 2018 recipient of our Lisa Miskimins Mentorship Award? This talented staff member has been making a difference at La Petite for the past five years […]

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by Administrator | May 15, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

La Petite Academy is proud to honor teacher Bailee Reiter from its Iowa City, Iowa school location as this year’s recipient of the company’s highly coveted Lisa Miskimins Mentorship Award.  Reiter was chosen from more than 18,000 early education teachers nationwide from La Petite Academy and its sister schools in Learning Care Group – Childtime, […]

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by Administrator | May 9, 2018

Let’s face it: Parenting isn’t easy! With that in mind, here is a list of a few easy tips and tricks that will save you some time and make the day run a little smoother. You will spend less energy cleaning and organizing, so you can spend more quality time with your little one. Put […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 9, 2018

Childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents in the United States. It affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents. But eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if your child is a picky eater! It is important to create positive mealtime habits now so that your child can make healthier choices […]

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by Administrator | April 25, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Jessica, preschool teacher at La Petite Academy in Sherwood OR. She has been teaching little ones at La Petite since 2004 and she also has her associate’s degree. Read our full Q&A to learn more about this fabulous teacher!   What drew you into a career in early education? I love children. I […]

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by Administrator | April 25, 2018

Today is World Penguin Day! Did you know these five interesting facts about penguins?

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 3, 2018 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

Challenging behavior and positive behavior are actually two sides of the same coin. Children exhibit what we call challenging behavior because they do not yet have the social, emotional, language, and cognitive skills to behave in more positive ways. As early childhood educators, we see challenging behavior as a learning opportunity. Through our responses to […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 3, 2018 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Holiday Activities | Learning Activities

This year, Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. This day was created to spread awareness, information, and support of environmental protection across the world. It is the perfect chance for you to talk about recycling, saving water and energy, protecting plants and animals, and reducing pollution. It is important to teach our children how to […]

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by Administrator | March 30, 2018 | Nutrition | Recipes

A perfect springtime macaroni salad!

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