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by Dr. Susan Canizares | November 3, 2016 | Child Development

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 […]

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by Administrator | October 26, 2016 | Holiday Activities

Happy Pumpkin Day! Did you know these interesting facts about this fabulous fall gourd?

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by Administrator | October 21, 2016 | Get to Know Our Staff

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 […]

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by Administrator | October 13, 2016 | Holiday Activities | Nutrition | Recipes

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 […]

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Click the image below to view our full Halloween Handprint Craft!

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Ideas

Hi friends! It’s Stacey here from the blog GluedToMyCrafts.com. If you are looking for some inspiration and a fun kid activity to keep the little ones busy this fall, look no further because today’s Popsicle Stick Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin craft is as EASY as it gets! These one-of-a-kind pumpkins are super easy to whip up and […]

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by Administrator | October 6, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas | Nutrition | Recipes

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of our Grow FitTM healthy living initiative, we have some ideas for keeping your family healthy throughout the season. As the weather turns cooler and we spend less time outdoors, it doesn’t mean we have to give up healthy life choices. Here’s a few ways to celebrate fitness this October—and […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 5, 2016 | Child Development

An important activity that you can do as a parent is to encourage and participate in your child’s pretend play. Every area of development can be enriched with pretend play. Here are some fun ways that this kind of play engages children in essential life and personal skills, as well as increases their knowledge of […]

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by Administrator | October 4, 2016 | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

Anxious about math? You’re far from alone.  For millions of adults, a lack of confidence in math skills – often tracing back to negative childhood experiences – has had lasting repercussions. Besides leading to missed career opportunities and ongoing frustration in everyday tasks, studies show that math angst can even be transferred to others.  For […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | September 8, 2016 | Child Development

Like most adults, children are creatures of habit. Transitions from one activity to another can be difficult. Children who are asked to stop doing something they enjoy and to start a different activity may exhibit difficult behaviors. These behaviors can take the form of tantrums, avoidance, resistance, whining, or negotiation (“Can I have just 5 […]

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