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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 13, 2017 | Child Development

Young children are bombarded with sensations and information everyday. They struggle to understand their experiences and make sense of the world and their place in it. How can a child, four years old or even younger, hope to make sense of this complex world? The answer is play:  we know children learn and develop socially, […]

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by Administrator | October 10, 2017 | Holiday Activities | Safety and Security

Parents, here are some friendly reminders to help ensure your ghouls and goblins have a great Halloween this year. Stay Close to Mom and Dad – Young children should always have adult supervision when trick-or-treating. If you can’t go with them, see if another parent can take them. Kids should never go into a stranger’s house […]

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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 Administrator | September 12, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Your child’s incredible mind has been growing and changing since the moment she was born. He is on a path to developing complex thoughts. She is eager to learn, question, and make sense of the world around her. He is developing cognitively. Children’s cognitive skills are improved when they form questions and find solutions by […]

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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 | September 5, 2017 | Child Development

A generation ago few children had as much organized activity in their lives as they do today. Most days consisted of attending school, playing in the yard or neighborhood, eating dinner with the family and preparing for school the next day. Some children had a piano lesson, baseball practice or a ballet class one afternoon […]

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