Feeling tired? Stressed out? Tired of all the negativity in the world? Try doing something nice for a stranger. Scientific studies have revealed that there is a strong link between appreciation and random acts of kindness and overall good health. Never underestimate the impact of a single act of kindness. You may change just their […]
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We all know the holiday season can be hectic, frantic, and over in a flash. This year, try slowing down a bit. Make time for simple things. Spend time with family, take a breath, enjoy yourself. Here are a few ideas to inspire your holiday happenings this year. Bake together. Find a traditional recipe from […]
‘Tis the Season of Kindness! La Petite Academy and our sister schools nationwide, students are experiencing the valuable lessons of empathy and generosity. Our beloved holiday custom teaches children about giving back, paying it forward and sharing joy. From participating in food, coat and toy drives, to visiting “grandmas and grandpas” at senior centers, to […]
Meet Kelly Riggs, Academy Director at our center in Chandler, AZ. She has a degree in child development from the University of Minnesota and has worked in early childhood education for 10 years. Read our Q&A with Kelley to learn more about this essential member of our La Petite family! What do you enjoy […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meet Ms. Denetra, a lead Infant 3 teacher (12-18-month-olds) at our La Petite Academy in Bowie, MD. She has been working in child care since 1996 and has been with the company for 12 years. Read our Q&A to learn more about Ms. Denetra and her love of early education! Why did you decide […]
By Katie Serbinski of Mom to Mom Nutrition The month of October is upon us, which means two things are popping up in stores near you: 1. Pumpkin spice flavored everything and 2. Halloween candy… Lots and lots of Halloween candy. Candy-centric holidays such as Halloween can be difficult to navigate when you’re a health […]