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Understanding What it Means to Be “Kindergarten Ready”

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?

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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Thank you to Kiddie Academy Teachers, Directors and Staff!

They’re loving, courageous, dedicated and patient! Teachers are the heroes who fill our classrooms and stand by parents to continually step up for the future of the children and communities they serve. In classrooms across the U.S., Kiddie Academy teachers are making a positive difference in the lives of the…

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Create a Drop-Off Ritual for Back to School!

Heading back to school can be an exciting time of transition for families with preschool and Kindergartners, but it's important to develop healthy habits - starting with your drop-off ritual - that set everyone in the family up for success for the year to come. That's why we developed an…

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Mommy, is “___” a bad word?

Lately my daughter has been asking a lot of questions about life and the world around us. Knowing this stage in her life is an inquisitive one; I often take every question in stride and hope I can come up with an intelligent answer. You know, one that will shape…

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