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by Dr. Susan Canizares | July 6, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

You don’t need to have a degree in early childhood education or a classroom filled with materials to teach your child important concepts in math. The best way for children to learn practical math concepts is to guide them in hands-on activities and games. And you can do this by using items already in your […]

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by Administrator | May 12, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

La Petite Academy and her sister schools at the Learning Care Group are reaffirming their commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and introducing new nutrition, fitness and gardening initiatives that further enhance the company’s Grow Fit culture.  The new agreement, announced today at the PHA’s Building a Healthier Future Summit, builds upon […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 3, 2017 | Child Development

As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your child. You want your child to be both happy and prepared for success in school. Your child’s teacher wants that as well. This is the foundation for a strong parent-teacher partnership. And Parent-Teacher Conferences are an important part of that foundation, as well as […]

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by Administrator | April 27, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

What spicy words have you used today? At La Petite Academy preschoolers are learning fun and powerful new ways to express themselves with surprisingly sophisticated vocabulary. Words like enormous, creeping and fierce are celebrated as children first discover, then try out newly acquired expressions. “Children need to have a rich and robust oral language vocabulary […]

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by Administrator | April 26, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How soon is too soon to learn about collaboration?  Most babies get their first inkling of teamwork by the time they’re 6 months old, old enough to enjoy a rousing exchange of peek-a-boo. “From our earliest years, collaboration builds our critical thinking capabilities and introduces us to different ways of solving a problem as we […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 5, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Can you think of one single activity that you can do with your toddler, preschooler, or school-age child that includes experiences in math, science, and reading, and builds confidence all at the same time? You don’t need to be an expert in child care education to implement this amazing learning experience—all you need is a […]

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by Administrator | March 8, 2017 | Child Development

We all know that kids can be picky eaters. Sure, we want and hope for little foodies, willing to eat anything and everything put in front of them, but it’s usually not that simple. However, we don’t think it’s impossible. With a little time and effort—and a whole lot of parental patience—you can encourage healthy […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 8, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Most of us know the research about how important it is to read with children every day. And most of us have every intention of doing that. However, day to day life, with all of its tasks and distractions can get in the way of realizing our best intentions. Therefore, purposefully scheduling time to read […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 31, 2017 | Child Development | Ideas

How many times have you told your children it’s too cold to go outside, or too wet, or too hot? We have probably all said it once or twice. Or, “You’re going to catch a cold if you don’t put on your coat and hat.” That’s why some parents have tucked away in a closet […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 10, 2017 | Child Development

Your friend has a young daughter who makes her own snack and packs most of her lunch. Your sister’s 2-year-old son cleans up his dishes after dinner. How did these parents get so lucky? It isn’t luck—they’ve raised their children to make responsible choices. Teaching children how to take responsibility is not easy and takes […]

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