Why Children Need Character Education

Why Children Need Character Education Character education matters. We live in a world where teaching children to grow up to be caring, feeling adults is sorely needed. At Kiddie Academy®, character education is one of the fundamental principles and should begin with the youngest learners. In... Read More

Top 5 Back-to-School Bus Safety Tips

It’s back-to-school season, which means yellow buses are back on the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are 23 times safer than passenger cars and 10 times safer than walking. First Student , a leading school transportation provider, offers the following back-to-school... Read More

What is school readiness?

All parents are aware of the importance of school readiness. But, what exactly is it? And, how can you prepare your child? Teacher Perspectives on School Readiness In a recent study conducted by Bright Horizons, elementary school teachers shared their views on what they believe to... Read More

Kiddie Academy’s Summer Camp Program

Come for Summer. Stay for Fall. Kiddie Academy’s summer camp program, CampVentures, inspires imagination through exciting activities, various themes, and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. CampVentures awakens a summer of fun, learning, and friendships for your... Read More

How to Raise Successful Problem Solvers

The great jazz musician Duke Ellington had the right attitude about problems when he said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” We face them, large and small, every day. Helping our children develop the critical thinking skills they need to do... Read More

Finding the Right Preschool

Metro Creative Services Parents know that choosing a preschool for their children is a decision not to be taken lightly. Preschools are often a child’s first extensive experience away from home, and the right school can help kids make that transition more smoothly. When looking for... Read More

Spring Break Camps

Looking to keep the kids busy during spring break? Here’s a list of fabulous day camps for all kinds of activities. It’s not too late to sign up so register now!   Available from March 27-31 Elk Grove Park District Spring Break Camps Elk Grove: 847-437-9494... Read More

Sign Up for 2018 Summer Camps Now!

Actors Gymnasium Summer Camps 847-328-2795 Learn to Fly! Each day includes circus, drama, and movement. Students learn aerial and ground circus skills, take fun-filled field trips, and create their own circus-theatre show!  Ages 9-15   Camp Anokijig Plymouth, WI 920-893-0782 or 800-741-6931 Outrageous fun... Read More

Preschool Information Fairs 2017

Are you looking for the right preschool for your child? Save time by attending an information fair at your local library. You can learn about a number of local preschools and talk to their representatives in one setting. Many of the events also include information from... Read More

To Camp or Not To Camp?

To camp or not to camp? That is the question. The summer months can often create a lull in a child’s learning, which can prove detrimental to their skills. In fact, the National Summer Learning Association states that children experience learning losses when they do not... Read More

Autumn Awakenings

Oaklee’s guest post by Jamie Puffpaff, Owner and Creator of Rock ‘n’ Kids, Inc.   Autumn. The word itself sounds beautiful and elegant! Autumn is the favorite season for many people, for understandable reasons! Fall is a time for beautiful colors, cozy sweaters, crisp air,... Read More

Win this book…

and Learn Spanish over Breakfast! Introduce your children to a new language. Keep their minds active this summer. Have fun at breakfast every morning.   Here’s an easy way to introduce your children to the wonderful concept of speaking a new language. Did you know that Spanish... Read More

Adventures await at Camp Naper!

                    Guest post from Naper Settlement, Naperville IL   Kids will make discoveries, explore, create and have fun at Naper Settlement’s one-day, two-day, three-day and weeklong camps. Naper Settlement’s 12-acre museum campus at 523 S. Webster St.... Read More

Summer Camps 2015

                      Sponsored by: Art Reach Educational Theater. Join us for a unique camp experience you won’t want to miss. Find our more information HERE! Do you remember your summers as a kid? The summers of my youth... Read More

Summer Fun at Camp Commotion

                      Oaklee’s guest post by Todd Hertz, Christ Community Church communications director Last summer, Christ Community Church in St. Charles made a massive change to its normal summer programming for kids. Instead of the normal one-week,... Read More

Chinese New Year – The Sheep

Get Ready! The Sheep are Coming Oaklee’s guest post by Eileen Wacker This is the year of the sheep, the artists of the zodiac. The sheep is kind, sweet and generous. One of the most popular signs of the zodiac, they like support of the group.... Read More