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Teaching Kids about Politics

In anticipation of the upcoming 2016 presidential election, Kiddie Academy's Department of Education is sharing tips for talking to your children about politics. National lifestyle blogger, Bubby & Bean shared the tips on her blog and wrote about how she talks to her almost-three-year-old about the election and the policies that are important to them (like the environment). Read what she had to say about navigating election conversations with her young kids on her blog here:
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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… Read More

DanceParty! Rocked, System-wide

On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, Kiddie Academy hosted its inaugural birthday DanceParty! at Kiddie Academies across the country to celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary… Read More

Kiddie Academy’s “educational child care” In the News…

In support of Kiddie Academy’s growing footprint, and in honor of the company’s first Baltimore City franchise, a story was recently pitched to the media to highlight Kiddie Academy’s unique educational child care model and how we work to implement it across our network of franchises… Read More

#ThrowbackKiddie Back-to-School contest!

Kiddie Academy is having a contest and we want to hear from you! We’re throwing it back, way back, to see who has the best “throwback” photo from their back-to-school days. You may not be a student anymore, but you were at some point! Share your "throwback" first day of school pictures with us for a chance to win $5,000 tuition credit at the academy nearest you!… Read More

Literacy is everywhere

There are many things that you do every day, probably without even thinking about them, which promote early literacy at home. Research shows that when families support their children’s learning, they are more likely to succeed in school. What can you do to help the development of your child’s literacy skills?… Read More

Fun games to promote healthy eating habits!

We know kids are picky eaters, that’s why it’s important to instill good values at an early age. Healthy choices now empower children to make healthy decisions later in life. Easier said than done, right? It’s not! There are so many learning opportunities when exploring healthy versus unhealthy foods, food groups, and how to listen to our bodies… Read More

Saving money for back-to-school

Shopping for back-to-school can be a real drag on your wallet. With all the fun gear and high tech options available for kids these days it’s hard not to pass up the latest trends… Read More

Join us for Storytime LIVE!

Kiddie Academy will host two Storytime LIVE! events this summer — on July 25 and August 29. This free community event invites children and their parents to their local Kiddie Academy to enjoy a story together - and an in-person visit from the beloved Curious George… Read More

Everyday writing tips for kids

Just as you look for books to support reading with your kids, you should also provide opportunities to incorporate writing in planned activities and through spontaneous play. Young children can learn about literacy through everyday writing activities at home… Read More

Night and Day

School’s out, which means you’re probably looking for some fun ways to keep your kids occupied during the long summer days. Speaking of days, now is the perfect time to let the warm weather be your guide and open an opportunity for exploration of Night and Day!… Read More

The power of family meals

Between soccer practices, playdates and other scheduling conflicts, family mealtime may seem like a thing of the past. But eating dinner together as a family every night keeps the doors of communication open between parents and children. Furthermore, family dinners are also a perfect opportunity for moms and dads to let children know that they're a priority… Read More

Dad-friendly playtime ideas

If you haven’t noticed by now, the roles of mothers and fathers have begun to converge. And just as the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important ways too, which is a good thing… Read More

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