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by Administrator | November 22, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Shanieka, the Georgia Pre-K assistant teacher at Tutor Time in Smyrna, GA! She has been at this location since 2015 and is currently working to complete her master’s degree in social work. Read our Q&A to learn more about Ms. Shanieka!   Can you tell us some more about your background? I started […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 10, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

We’re committed to assessment-based curriculum. Why is this so important? Since curriculum is what happens in the classroom every day, when it’s customized to the developmental needs of the specific children in that class, it is more effective. Assessment-based curriculum means children are exposed to, and given practice in, those skills that they are ready […]

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by Melissa Taylor | July 8, 2013 | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

It’s easier than you think to fill your preschooler’s summer days with playful learning experiences. In fact, with some basic activities, you’ll be providing opportunities for your child to develop, grow, and learn. And the best part is these activities don’t cost a fortune or require too much preparation. 1.    Pretend Play Encourage your child […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | June 24, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

In our final post in the series, our experts – Dr. Susan Canizares and Dr. Heather Wittenberg – reveal how to make kindergarten a great experience by preparing in these simple (and fun) ways. Dr. Heather: Starting kindergarten is exciting, but it can also be daunting for parents. Even with my fourth child, I worry […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | June 17, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

In this second of our three-part series, our experts – Dr. Susan Canizares and Dr. Heather Wittenberg —give tips for making a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten. Dr. Heather: Back in the “bad old days,” we didn’t have much understanding of early childhood development. Young children were seen as too little to learn very […]

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by Learning Care Group | June 5, 2013 | Early Education & Literacy

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called for national expansion of prekindergarten programs through the “Preschool for All” initiative. Two reports issued since then – good news and bad news – have added substance and urgency to the debate over the President’s proposal. The good news came in March, when a […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | March 20, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten can be easy and fun. Dr. Heather Wittenberg shares her favorite tips to get your child ready a little bit every day. For more Kindergarten readiness tips from Dr. Heather, click here. How are you getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten? Tell us in a comment below.  

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | February 20, 2013 | Kindergarten Readiness

Is your child ready to start Kindergarten this fall? As a parent, I know it’s difficult to imagine your little one sitting in a “big kid” classroom in just a few months. Believe me, though, you’ll be amazed at the growth your child will experience before then. Here are my ideas for helping your almost-big-kid […]

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by Melissa Taylor | October 8, 2012 | Early Education & Literacy

Games for Toddlers Toddlers start to learn the alphabet by exposure. Seeing, hearing and playing with letters is the best way to start learning the alphabet. 1. Letter Sort –  Get out your alphabet letters (foam, magnetic, any kind). Sort by colors, shapes (curvy or straight), letters in the child’s name, or by any criteria […]

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by Learning Care Group | August 9, 2012 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

With summer wrapping up, you might find yourself and your children needing to make a few adjustments to get ready for the school year. We want to make this transition a smooth one, so we are inviting you to join a live Twitter discussion on back to school readiness! Day: Wednesday August 15, 2012 Time: […]

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