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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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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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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What to Do When Your Child has a Potty Mouth

Even if you are extremely careful not to use harsh language in your household, your child will eventually be exposed to it. Whether it’s from peers, in public places or on television, bad language exists and you can’t shield your child from it forever...

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Freeze Bullying: How to Help

Freeze Bullying: How to Help

Sparkles! is proud to be a sponsor of the Freeze Bullying Walk, Run, Roll on Oct. 29, 2016, which benefits Payton’s Project, a campaign to raise awareness about bullying and put a stop to it. We invite Sparkles! families to join us that day; it’s ...

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White Oaks open house, Sept. 1

During the White Oaks Elementary School Open House, Sept. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m., Sparkles! is also welcoming families to learn about and register for our trusted before and after school program.  More than just a daycare center, Sparkles! White Oaks provid...

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STEAM Education: Encouraging Logical and Creative Thinking

STEAM Education: Encouraging Logical and Creative Thinking

Chances are you have heard of the growing movement to increase STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Math—education in our schools. Studies show that STEM-based curriculum give children the educational background they need to understand the world aro...

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Start Preparing Your Kids Early for Back-To-School Week

Start Preparing Your Kids Early for Back-To-School Week

It seems like summer is over in the blink of an eye, especially to young children who had summers jam packed with fun like swimming, family beach vacations and tons of arts and crafts. Prepare your children early for going back to school, so it doesn’t ...

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A Midsummer Reminder: Practice Backyard Pool Safety

A Midsummer Reminder: Practice Backyard Pool Safety

If you have a backyard pool, you know how much fun it can be to spend time with the kids, enjoy a nice dip and play some games in the water. But swimming in private pools requires extra vigilance and safety, as there’s no lifeguard in the event of an em...

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Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

When school is out for summer, it’s easy to fall into rest and relaxation mode and let education go by the wayside. Being out of school for several months can cause students to lose important skills acquired during the previous year’s work. Fortunatel...

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