Take Off 10%

Now through Dec. 31, 2016, Sparkles! at Crystal City is offering an out-of-this-world special: Enroll your child 18 months or younger in our popular Infant Program, and receive 10 percent off your second three months. Call us at 571-312-1052 to register o...

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Are you a parent who worries?

Are you a parent who worries?

Four Worry-Taming Tips For many parents, worrying begins the moment they find out they’re expecting their first child. Will he or she be healthy? Are there genetic abnormalities to worry about? Will the baby be born prematurely? There are so many things...

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Aging Out of Trick-or-Treating

Aging Out of Trick-or-Treating

It’s the time of year when witches, goblins and a Princess Elsa (or 20) go door to door collecting treats from their neighbors. It’s fun to see the little ones in their adorable costumes enjoying a few sugary treats, but you always get quite a few old...

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Sparkles! Learning Academy Committed to Putting End to Bullying

Fairfax Educational Centers Host Payton’s Project Speakers for National Bullying Prevention Month Sparkles! Early Learning Academy marked National Bullying Awareness Month with presentations for its before and after school care programs at its Fair Oaks...

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Sparkles! a sponsor of Freeze Bullying Walk/Run/Roll in Manassas

Sparkles! a sponsor of Freeze Bullying Walk/Run/Roll in Manassas

Also, thanks to Payton’s Project for speaking to our school age programs (grades kindergarten through 5) about bullying prevention and what to do in case of being bullied. We believe that all children have the right to attend school in a secure, sup...

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Teaching Children About Veterans Day

Teaching Children About Veterans Day

Veterans Day may go unnoticed by kids, as it is right between Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s not a particularly child-friendly holiday, as it involves a lot of abstract concepts that children may not understand. To understand Veterans Day, you have to...

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Kids and Christmas: How Much is Too Much?

Kids and Christmas: How Much is Too Much?

We love our children and would do just about anything to make them happy, right? Advertisers know this and use it to their advantage, especially during the holiday season. Those holiday commercials pull at your heart strings for a reason — emotional app...

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Keeping Post-Holiday Toys at Bay; 6 Tips

Keeping Post-Holiday Toys at Bay; 6 Tips

It warms your heart to see your little one’s face light up when they open presents from Santa or get that special toy they’ve been dreaming of from a family member. And because this is such a rewarding feeling, sometimes we, as parents (and definitely...

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5 Ways to Teach Kids Goal-setting this New Year

5 Ways to Teach Kids Goal-setting this New Year

Even kids can ring in the New Year by setting some achievable goals for the months ahead, with a little help from the adults in their lives. Those over the age of 7 are forming habits and beginning to make long-term goals for themselves, making this a pri...

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6 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

6 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

Cold, flu, nasty stomach bugs — it may seem like every time you turn around your child is fighting yet another winter ailment. It’s very frustrating for parents and miserable for children. Though some winter illness is inevitable, there are precaution...

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