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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 | Free Printables

Click the image below to view the full printable to-do list! (Tip: Print the worksheet and laminate it so kiddos can simply wipe off the old list at the end of the week!)

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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 | Recipes

Parenting is tough – packing a killer lunch for your kids shouldn’t be. Here are some of our favorite lunch ideas that don’t involve intricate bento boxes or elaborate food art. Pasta Salad We know what you’re thinking: “But I don’t want to spend an hour chopping endless amounts of veggies!” Well, you don’t have […]

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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 Administrator | August 2, 2017 | Free Printables | Ideas

It’s Stacey from Glued To My Crafts here sharing an idea that will make the first day of school extra special: A Handprint Back-To-School Poem Printable! It’s an inexpensive activity that provides a perfect excuse to get messy with the kids while creating an adorable piece of artwork that is sure to be loved for […]

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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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by Administrator | July 31, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Get to know Ms. Lorena, lead toddler teacher at La Petite Academy in Dumfries, VA! She’s currently attending college where she’s studying elementary education and has experience working with little ones through her church. Read on to learn more about this awesome member of our team!   Can you take us through an example of […]

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