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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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"The Moment I Knew..." Photo Contest!
01/02/2013

There is a moment in every parent’s life where she witnesses her child displaying the behavior she's been so desperately trying to teach them, such as an act of kindness or patience or appreciation. All of these also happen to be the values Kiddie Academy teaches through our Character Education program. This “moment”…

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Even More Thankful for Her...
12/17/2012

I'm not alone with this post. I'm one of many, millions. All saying the same thing. All feeling the same thing. Thankfulness for our children. Appreciation for their silliness and smiles and sweet voices. Newfound patience for their tantrums and mistakes. Overwhelming, overflowing love for their very existence. And, now…

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Toddlers Do Not Make Good Flowergirls
12/14/2012

I understand that having a flower girl in one's wedding is a tradition that dates back to early Greek and Roman times (really, I'm not making this up) and is meant to scatter some type of flower or grain to represent fertility or eternal love or something... However, it seems to…

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In the Bag
12/05/2012

Before you hit the road this holiday season, consider packing a Kids' Activity Bag. Yes, it's one more thing for your list, but it will definitely be worth the effort. With a whopping four successful road trips under my belt, I feel like I’ve achieved a higher rank from these…

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Kids, Choices and Guilt
11/16/2012

When your child is hurt, your heart breaks. When you think your child might be hurt, or he might be faking, your heart is filled with angst-ridden guilt. How do you know what to do? That is the million dollar question. And, after 2 kids, I can say with 100%…

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The Inside Scoop to Halloween
10/19/2012

Click here for more Family Halloween Fun Spooky Scoop Compiled by Kiddie Academy

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Trick-or- Treating Just Got Educational
10/16/2012

Halloween is getting a bad rap—we've assumed it's all costumes and candy with a splash of historical reference. But we've just found a way to sneak a little education into trick-or-treating with counting candy! Who knew, right?!? Check out this math activity that your child can do post trick-or-treating. And we…

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Talking Politics...with Kids?
09/25/2012

It's an election year and talk of politics is everywhere. Though this subject can often be a sensitive one, it shouldn't be off limits with your children. There are many positive ways to talk about an election or politics with your kids that may help reinfoce the importance of respect. Check out…

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