Avoid the Summer Slide, Learning Tips from Sparkles!

Avoid the Summer Slide, Learning Tips from Sparkles!

“The summer slide:” it reminds you of fun times at the park, but is actually a phrase for the loss-of-learning that can happen when children are out of school for extended periods. Studies indicate that teachers can spend months re-teaching forgotten ...

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Helping Your Child Succeed in Kindergarten

Helping Your Child Succeed in Kindergarten

Guest Post | Kendra Kielbasa, Smart Beginnings of Greater Prince William As preschoolers approach school age, parents usually find themselves full of questions. Not the least of which is, “Is my child ready?” We have put together ways to build...

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STEAM: Powering tomorrow’s leaders

STEAM: Powering tomorrow’s leaders

You have probably heard of STEM or STEAM as you explored preschool options, or browsed parenting websites, and with good reason: Teaching with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)–or STEAM once you add in Art–nurtures th...

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Department of Commerce highlights importance of STEM education

Ever wonder why there is so much attention lately on STEAM education, which promotes creative problem solving with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math? This United States Department of Commerce report connects the dots between STEAM...

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Outdoor Play: A Development Essential

Outdoor Play: A Development Essential

When it comes to playing outside, there are serious benefits for your child. Outdoor play is crucial to the developing mind and body. Research shows it improves cognitive, social, and motor skills, yet studies also frequently indicate the American child i...

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Open House Tour

This month, we open our doors to Sparkles! families and prospective parents at our Crystal City location, inviting you to: Explore classrooms and play areas at our Fair Oaks and Crystal City locations Discover how we use Creative Curriculum to encourages ...

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Hello from Crystal City’s New Director

Dear Sparkles! at Crystal City Parents, Hello everyone! I am so excited to be joining the Sparkles! family of Crystal City, and am humbled to have been chosen for this position as I know our corporate office has spent a lot of time and energy finding the ...

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October Diaper Drive

October Diaper Drive

Sparkles! Early Learning Collecting Diapers & Wipes for Shelter House, Inc. at Crystal City & Fair Oaks Most of us are trained to think of November as time to donate food to area food pantries. This October, Sparkles! Early Academy is encouraging ...

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Launch Kid-Friendly Routines for More Peaceful Mornings

Launch Kid-Friendly Routines for More Peaceful Mornings

The predictability of routines is reassuring to children, giving stability and order to their day.  Through repetition, routines also allow children to learn good daily habits and develop self-reliance. The most important of these are perhaps at the star...

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Pet Adoption Event

Pet Adoption Event

Sparkles! Early Learning Academy and NBI Realty, Inc. invite you to a pet adoption in support of Prince William Humane Society, November 11, 10 am to 12 noon at our Fair Oaks location. We will have coffee, donuts and adoptable fur-babies, so come out to m...

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