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New Locations are Coming Soon!

Kiddie Academy is coming to a community near you, for information regarding any of these locations please call or visit: West Caldwell, NJ - (973) 227-4382; kiddieacademy.com/westcaldwell   Naperville, IL – (630) 416.8000; kiddieacademy.com/naperville O’Fallon, MO - (636) 265-3444; kiddieacademy.com/ofallon  Roseville, CA – (916) 789-1122; kiddieacademy.com/roseville   

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Obesity rates drop for 2- to 5-year-olds

According to a new study, obesity rates in children 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade. Thanks to government initiatives, like First Lady Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, states where obesity rates have declined have taken action to incorporate healthy eating and active living into children’s lives. Health and fitness are integral […]

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Car Seat Recalls

You may have heard about car seat recalls in the last few weeks.  The most recent recall was published on February 13, 2014. Engineers are working hard to ensure that cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. Safe Kids Worldwide provides the following tips  to ensure that your most […]

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When Should I Call the Pediatrician?

*Excerpt taken from KA’s Academy Newsletter January 2011* How many times have you retrieved your pediatrician’s phone number from your rolodex, only to stare at your phone wondering: Should I call, or shouldn’t I? No one wants to pester the doctor needlessly or halt the day’s plans for no good reason. On the other hand, […]

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Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday!

Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday! With holiday shopping underway, and tablets and techno gadgets at the top of many kids’ wish lists, it’s important to remember the power of digital resources. If you’re planning on buying gadgets for your family this year, there are a lot of great  tools and apps that can help […]

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Halloween Bag Tutorial

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here’s a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you can create together.  Younger children […]

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Thrift Store Shopping Tips for Families

I have a confession to make – I am a thrift store addict.  I don’t want help to overcome this addiction.  Actually, I’m recruiting others to this cause. Some of my friends don’t understand my fascination with stopping at every thrift store I see.  And I can’t comprehend their reluctance to buy stuff cheap.  Quite […]

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10 Family-Friendly Earth Day Activities

Looking for ideas for celebrating this year’s Earth Day with your family? Here’s a list of 10 eco-friendly family activities compiled by the Kiddie Academy education team: Involve your children in finding ways to repurpose things you already own before you purchase new items. Ask your children to help you gather gently used items and […]

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Pinterest in a box? Genius!

 I won’t speak for every parent out there, but I think many moms (especially of young children) have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I have hundreds of thousands of ideas for everything from a complete ensemble for a getaway to Fiji to how to tile a bathroom to recipes for a five course meal and extravagant table […]

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“The Moment I Knew…” Photo Contest!

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” is the foundation behind our […]

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