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Understanding What it Means to Be “Kindergarten Ready”
06/13/2017

Getting ready for preschool is usually a natural transition as your child ages out of younger educational child care classrooms and is ready for the next learning step preschool offers. Stepping into Kindergarten, however, is a different transition entirely. Many parents wonder, “is my child ready?” As the Kiddie Academy…

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When do you skip work/vacation/meetings/plans for your kid’s school event?
06/09/2017

Working parents are caught in a constant tug-of-war between work responsibilities and PTO schedules, and their kid’s school calendars filled with field trips, graduations, classroom parties and more. Recently, pro golfer Phil Mickelson said he would be withdrawing from the United States Open, the only major championship he has not…

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7 Etiquette Tips for Parents of Little-Leaguers
04/25/2017

Major League Baseball (MLB) hosted Opening Day 2017 the first week of April, as per annual tradition. Opening Day marks the day on which professional baseball leagues begin their regular season. Little Leagues across the country, however, host their own opening day festivities throughout the month of April. There’s really nothing cuter…

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When should I be teaching my child about laundry and chores?
04/12/2017

Parents don’t always have all the answers when it comes to raising kids. For the questions you’re not sure about, you can ask us. Here is the first in a new series where our team of early childhood education experts answers real parent questions. If you have a question you’d…

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Taxes 101 For Preschoolers
04/03/2017

April's most panic-inducing deadline for adults can be the perfect way to teach kids about financial responsibility, according to Scholastic. Kiddie Academy’s VP of Education, Richard Peterson, agrees Tax Day is an opportunity to explain to children what taxes are, why we have them and who benefits from them. Since even many…

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