Learning Together

Get answers, share concerns and join in the conversation.

Get expert insight into early childhood education today.

by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 31, 2017 | Child Development | Ideas

How many times have you told your children it’s too cold to go outside, or too wet, or too hot? We have probably all said it once or twice. Or, “You’re going to catch a cold if you don’t put on your coat and hat.” That’s why some parents have tucked away in a closet […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | January 26, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Thuba, Lead Pre-K teacher and Team lead at La Petite Academy in St. Paul, MN. She has been in the field of early childhood education for seven years and has a degree in early childhood education. Check out our Q&A with this awesome member of our La Petite team!   Tell us a […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | January 11, 2017 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

Forget about those old resolutions. This year, be bold and adventurous. Take the opportunity, as a family, to grow your horizons, to explore new experiences, and discover what’s out there. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Have fun creating your own list at home with your family. Be sure to try everything, […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Susan Canizares | January 10, 2017 | Child Development

Your friend has a young daughter who makes her own snack and packs most of her lunch. Your sister’s 2-year-old son cleans up his dishes after dinner. How did these parents get so lucky? It isn’t luck—they’ve raised their children to make responsible choices. Teaching children how to take responsibility is not easy and takes […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | December 21, 2016 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Have your little ones color these gift tags to add a personal touch to festive holiday gifts! Happy wrapping and happy holidays!  

 |  comments



by Administrator | December 20, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

A new study from La Petite Academy and her sister schools reveals that the company has achieved three times growth in school readiness among its Pre-K students during the fall 2015-spring 2016 academic year. This is the second consecutive year that the Learning Care Group’s schools – which include Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Everbrook Academy, […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | December 16, 2016 | Holiday Activities | Ideas

Naturally, we need a whole day to celebrate this delicious syrup! We hope you can indulge in a bit of sweet maple syrup today, whether it’s on your pancakes, in a yummy recipe or as a candy. Now, here are some fun facts about maple syrup that you might not have known! (Click the image […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Susan Canizares | December 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

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 […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | December 8, 2016

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 […]

 |  comments



by Administrator | December 1, 2016 | Holiday Activities

‘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 […]

 |  comments