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by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 5, 2018 | Child Development

While at the park, you see your child take a toy away from another child. Your first instinct is to grab the toy away from your child and say something like, “We don’t take toys from people. Now, tell him you’re sorry.” However, many early childhood educators suggest that forcing children to apologize, when they […]

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by Administrator | March 2, 2018 | Recipes

This healthy and super simple recipe is great for either lunch or a quick weekday dinner. Plus, your family gets to customize their bowls to their liking!  

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by Administrator | February 28, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Caytlyn, preschool teacher at La Petite Academy in Rocklin, CA! She has an associate’s degree in child development and is going to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in child development this fall. Read our Q&A with her to learn about why she chose this career, what is rewarding about it and what her […]

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by Administrator | February 27, 2018

February 27 is a day to celebrate these beautiful arctic bears. Here are five fun facts that you might not have known about them!

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by Administrator | February 8, 2018 | Holiday Activities

Make these adorable paper hats for your cute little love bugs this Valentine’s Day!   Materials ·      White, pink and red construction paper ·      Glue stick ·      Tape ·      2 white pipe cleaners ·      2 red pom poms ·      Hot glue gun   Instructions 1.     Cut two strips out of the pink construction paper for […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | February 7, 2018 | Child Development

It can be hard to tell the difference between age-appropriate behaviors, and those behaviors that may signal a deeper problem. Age-appropriate behaviors, even if they are challenging, are behaviors that help children learn and progress in their social development. It is normal and necessary for children to test limits in order to learn about relationships […]

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by Administrator | January 30, 2018 | Child Development | Ideas

No time to exercise? Think again! As our kids head back to school, we’re squeezing more than ever into our hectic schedules. But you can work in plenty of physical activity for the whole family — simply by walking more. No other form of exercise is as easy, convenient and inexpensive. All you need is […]

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by Administrator | January 17, 2018 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Erica, lead voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) teacher, as well as certified Master Teacher through La Petite Academy’s parent company, Learning Care Group. She’s been working in early education for 30 years and has been at La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL for 11 of those. Read our Q&A with Ms. Erica to learn […]

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by Administrator | January 11, 2018 | Safety and Security

La Petite Academy’s parent company, the Learning Care Group, is opening a window for parents into their child’s school day with real-time photos, videos and updates anytime, anywhere. The early childhood education leader is ensuring that families enrolled at its preschools nationwide feel as close to their children as possible during school hours through brightwheel […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 3, 2018 | Child Development

As parents, we want our children to be generous, kind, and cooperative with others. We may think we can help them learn these skills by requiring them to share with others. However, many educators now believe forcing children to share does not actually teach the intended lessons. So let’s start by thinking about the social […]

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