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What You Can Do Today To Boost Your Child’s Success In Kindergarten

Date: February 26, 2014 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Elementary School, Preschool

Well, it’s March (or almost March) and it’s THAT time of year. What time of year, you ask? Why it’s the time of year where preschools all across the country see a jump in their 4 year old registration. You don’t understand why? It’s simple really.  It’s because a whole bunch of parents just realized…

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Are you tired of the whining? Here’s how to stop it for good.

Date: January 20, 2014 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Elementary School, Preschool

BUT MAAAAAA…..Please!!!! There is nothing more like nails on a chalkboard to me than the whining of my children.  It absolutely makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.  It even does it while I’m writing about it.  No joke. And I’m not really sure why they do it.  I’m not…

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The Best Resolution You Can Make For Your Child

Date: December 31, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Elementary School, Preschool

In this season of fresh starts, new beginnings, and promises to do better for ourselves, I thought I’d talk a little bit about improvements. You’re making resolutions this year, aren’t you?  I know I am.  And I think that our kids deserve some promises to improve too. Take a deep breath.  I’m not suggesting that…

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Are You Making the Most Common Mistake When Picking a Preschool?

Date: December 5, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Preschool

You know, I was a parent before I owned a preschool.  I’ve researched and toured tons of preschools.  I was good.  I had my little list of questions.  I felt well prepared.  Super Mom to the rescue! And I remember thinking that child to teacher ratio was extremely important.  And I was making a very…

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When is it Time to Leave Your Preschool?

Date: November 24, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Preschool

This might sound like a strange thing to mention, since we, well, run a preschool.  But let me tell it to you straight. No matter what your school tells you, kids change preschools.  They do it all the time. And December and January are the most common times of year to make the switch.  Why? …

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How Many Days Should Your Child Be In Preschool?

Date: November 14, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Preschool

So you’ve decided that it’s time that your child should be in preschool.  But how do you decide how many days per week is right for them?  While there are certainly financial considerations and family considerations when you’re making the decision, there are some child-based considerations as well. There are several factors that figure in…

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5 Great Games for Outdoor Play… Indoors!

Date: October 10, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Play, Preschool

  Kids love to play outside.  If you don’t believe me, (or if you just want to see some pictures of our adorable students) check out the Stages Academy Facebook page (and, if you wouldn’t mind, please “like” the page while you’re there…It makes our day!) They need the large motor activity.  They need to…

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5 Top Tips for Diffusing Drop Off Drama

Date: October 3, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Preschool

I’m not a psychologist, but after running a preschool and having three kids of my own, I think I’m qualified to give a little advice.  It’s more the norm than the exception that first time students (and even some non-first timers) have a tough time leaving Mom and Dad the first few days. It’s normal. …

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The Top 3 Signs That Your Child Is Ready For Preschool

Date: September 25, 2013 Author: stagesacademy Categories: Preschool

  Is your child ready for Preschool?  Many parents question whether their child is ready for an academic program (rather than a daycare/play type program) before they enroll them.  Everyone thinks that their child is the smartest and most talented child in the world, but does that make them ready for preschool? The answer to…

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