Helping children learn values that will help them become good citizens. Ideas from the Character Essentials curriculum from Kiddie Academy.
Any parent who has taken a long car trip with the family knows that patience is not something children are born with. “Are we there yet?” “I’m starving!” “I have to go to the bathroom!” Their questions and statements are all delivered with an underlying urgency to make things better…Read Post
As we prepare to say, “Goodbye, 2018,” and “Hello, 2019,” it’s worth noting how abstract the concept of time can be for young children. Children aren’t born with a sense of what time is. For infants, time is measured by waking and sleeping, not minutes, hours, days and years. But…Read Post
“How would you feel if that happened to you?” is a powerful question. To provide an answer, it requires the person to whom it’s asked to think about a situation from someone else’s perspective. It requires empathy. Empathy is the ability to identify with the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of…Read Post
As this year comes to a close, we want to thank those throughout the Kiddie Academy system who performed acts of kindness in their communities in 2018. In July, we challenged our nationwide network of Academies to participate in an “Acts of Kindness” campaign, where students and families participated in…Read Post
To celebrate our achievement of enrolling 25,000 students across our national network of 208 Academies, Kiddie Academy® recently awarded $25,000 in Academy tuition scholarships across 10 locations throughout the U.S. With kindness being a cornerstone of our Life Essentials® curriculum, we challenged our nationwide network of Academies to participate in…Read Post
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