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  • etiquette manners

    Etiquette, Manners, and Self-Regulation

    What is etiquette? Etiquette is how people act socially using appropriate manners and behaving respectfully. Etiquette is deeper than learning to say please and thank you, or wait your turn. Etiquette requires a few basic skills: social responsibility, communication skills, and responding to situations appropriately. These three skills come with maturity, self-awareness and awareness of …

  • daycare

    What is Missing in Daycare?

    Many parents choose daycare for their kids because it offers a structured environment for their kids, with plenty of opportunities for socialization.   A good daycare environment can help support children’s learning when facilitated by a skilled ECE professional, who understands the developmental and educational needs of a young child.  At the very least, the …

  • English Language Arts

    Expectations in an English Language Arts Class

    Many parents fail to see the full scope of an English Language Arts class and as a result, they expect their children to achieve grades that are unrealistic at best. Long gone are the days of answering simple chapter by chapter reading comprehension questions. Long gone, is rote memorization. Moreover, a student’s proficiency in speaking …

  • in-class visit 2017

    Little Mountain In-Class Visit

    The school bustles with excitement. Kids are busily writing notecards out, testing the overhead projector, reciting their pronunciation of long words, and setting out tea and chocolates on the classroom table. “Two minutes till your parents arrive!” the teacher says. Instead of the usual, “No, there’s not enough time! Teacher, more time!”, the students say …

  • kindergarten readiness skills

    Kindergarten Readiness Skills

    There are many skills a child should have before walking through the door to their first day of school. The good news is that most of these are acquired through a natural learning process! Through playing with others and interacting with their environment, your child is paving their own way to Kindergarten success. Below is …

  • kindergarten readiness

    What is Kindergarten Readiness

    No single factor determines whether a child is ready to start kindergarten. Here’s how to tell if your child is mature enough physically, socially, and cognitively. By the time children are 5, which is the usual kindergarten age, they should have certain Kindergarten-Readiness skills. However, no two 5-year-olds are alike in their interests, ways of …