organized sports

When Should I Sign My Child Up For Organized Sports?

September 10, 2019

Many families struggle with the question of when to sign children up for organized sports leagues. A simple Google search provides many examples of babies learning to swim and toddlers swinging golf clubs…   But why?  It could be that we...

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Preschool: The Oak Village Academy Way

August 12, 2019

Traditionally, many people have thought of daycare as a place to drop a young child off so the parent could go to work—without stopping to worry about the standard of care their child was receiving. The idea of "Early Childhood...

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Early Childhood Education

Benefits Of Early Childhood Education And Preschool

July 3, 2019

Upon being introduced to the world, a baby immediately begins learning how to survive and thrive. Every day, their brains make lasting connections as they learn to organize the overload of sensory stimuli. By age five, a child’s brain is...

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preschool with ADD/ADHD

Preschool With ADD/ADHD: A Good Idea?

June 10, 2019

So, can your child successfully navigate preschool with ADD/ADHD? At Oak Village Academy there is only one response to that question:  Yes… Sí… Oui… Ja… Da... Sim… Ken… Hai… Gee… Haa’n… Oo… Shi… Baleh… Na’am… Also “yes” in any other...

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Explaining Healthy Eating To Your Children

May 7, 2019

Getting children to develop healthy eating habits can oftentimes be challenging. Toddlers are easily distracted. Some throw their food on the floor… Others may reject food all together, or insist on only eating plain pasta with grated cheese on top...

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Any Child Can Go Vegan (Or Vegetarian)—For Lunch

April 15, 2019

Some people think vegan and vegetarian are the same. So before we get into the merits of packing a vegan lunch for your child… let’s start with some definitions. This way, we can all be on the same page. And...

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preschool snacks

Need To Pack A Snack? Try These

April 1, 2019

At 8:29 every morning students at Oak Village Academy are engaged in free choice time or outdoor activities… And a minute later one of our teachers announces that it’s “snack time.” The students hear those words, and excitement immediately spreads...

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picky eaters

Lunch Strategies For Picky Eaters

March 23, 2019

We have the perfect eating solution for picky eaters. Wait for it… Wait for it… Almost there… Just repeat after us: “There’s no place like home… There’s no place like home.” Then click your heels three times, and remember that...

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new foods

Experiment With New Foods At Home, Then Pack Them For Lunch

February 19, 2019

Lunchtime is an exciting part of every day at Oak Village Academy. Students open their lunch boxes with a chorus of “ooh!” “yes!” and “my favorite!” Soon they are devouring all the yummy goodness packed by loved ones the night...

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June 2, 2017

Inspiration. This word is used in a lot of ways. I am asked a lot about what inspired me to become an educator. I am asked about what type of curriculum inspired my teaching style. I am asked about behavior...

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