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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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by Administrator | December 20, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

A new study from La Petite Academy and her sister schools reveals that the company has achieved three times growth in school readiness among its Pre-K students during the fall 2015-spring 2016 academic year. This is the second consecutive year that the Learning Care Group’s schools – which include Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Everbrook Academy, […]

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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 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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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 5, 2016 | Child Development

An important activity that you can do as a parent is to encourage and participate in your child’s pretend play. Every area of development can be enriched with pretend play. Here are some fun ways that this kind of play engages children in essential life and personal skills, as well as increases their knowledge of […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | September 8, 2016 | Child Development

Like most adults, children are creatures of habit. Transitions from one activity to another can be difficult. Children who are asked to stop doing something they enjoy and to start a different activity may exhibit difficult behaviors. These behaviors can take the form of tantrums, avoidance, resistance, whining, or negotiation (“Can I have just 5 […]

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by Administrator | August 25, 2016 | Child Development | Safety and Security

This school year, arm your children with some important safety tips for surfing the web and posting on social media. Review this list with them so they may develop a solid understanding of what is acceptable to do online. This way, you can rest assured knowing that they are browsing the Internet safely and they will be […]

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by Administrator | August 23, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How should I reach out? What do I need to know about Parent/Teacher Conferences? Am I asking the right questions? We asked some of our teachers to share their best parent and teacher communication tips so you can build a strong bond with your kiddo’s teacher this school year!   1. If you have a concern, never hesitate […]

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by Administrator | August 18, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

By Mia Wenjen of PragmaticMom and I Love Newton Two of my kids are starting new schools this year. We, as a family, are finally done with elementary school and my youngest will be starting middle school with vastly more kids than before. My middle daughter has finished middle school so her brother will have it to himself; […]

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