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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 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 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 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 15, 2017 | Child Development | Kindergarten Readiness

Parents can share a lot of worldly advice to prepare their kiddos for their first year in elementary school, but sometimes the best advice comes from the “big kids” themselves. We asked some of our school-age students to share their best tips for making the most of elementary school – here’s what they had to […]

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by Administrator | August 15, 2017 | Child Development | Nutrition

The Partnership for a Healthier America is honoring Learning Care Group, La Petite Academy’s parent company, with the 2017 PHA Partner of the Year Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. In 2014, Learning Care Group, a leading early education and childcare provider, reaffirmed its […]

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by Administrator | August 10, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

Through our School Readiness Pathway, each child is set on his or her most fitting path toward school preparedness. We know education is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and our pathway curriculum ensures success for each child by tailoring learning experiences to his or her unique needs. So what exactly are the steps along our pathway? […]

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by Administrator | August 10, 2017 | Child Development | Free Printables

Strike a pose! (A yoga pose, that is). A critical part of our educational philosophy here at La Petite Academy is to instill the notion that healthy bodies promote healthy minds. Staying active helps boost kiddos’ productivity in school, and these simple Grow Fit yoga poses can help get their gears turning in preparation for […]

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by Administrator | August 9, 2017 | Child Development | Ideas

It’s about that time again – the new school year will be here before you know it. And a new school year means earlier bedtimes. It’s never easy to get out of the summer groove and into new sleep schedules, but hopefully these three simple tips can help you your kiddos smoothly transition to their […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | August 2, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

Summer is the perfect time to get a little messy and learn about science concepts with your children. Don’t worry! You don’t need to have all the answers or know all the technical terms. Science is all around you. Science is about the methods you use as you explore the world with your children. There […]

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