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Why Choose Austin Children’s Academy Instead of Daycare for Your Toddler?


Daycare and childcare centers are in abundance in the Austin area. When looking for the best fit for your toddler, we hope you’ll consider the variety of benefits Austin Children’s Academy can offer compared to traditional daycare facilites. Montessori vs. Daycare Traditional daycare centers are typically activity driven. A schedule is set by the adults, […]

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How the Classroom Helps Teach Social Skills


Each year, classrooms bring together a group of similarly aged students into one room. The diversity in these classroom communities poses an opportunity for engagement in social interactions that are ideal for learning. As more schools recognize the importance of social skills in relation to academic learning, the teaching of social skills has become an […]

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Fun Way to Help Develop Your Child’s Language Skills at Home


Language and communication skills are the basis for all learning. It helps foster our understanding of vocabulary, our ability to communicate effectively, and our reading skills. Children who develop strong language skills are likely to achieve more in school and find greater enjoyment in learning. A parent’s role in child development is critical. Research has […]

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A Brief History of Montessori Schools


There is a growing interest in Montessori schools among parents who are seeking something different from traditional education. Perhaps they’ve heard these schools support independence and inspire passionate life-long learning traits, or maybe they’ve heard there are more opportunities for 1 to 1 learning in Montessori classrooms. When Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor, opened her […]

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3 Pillars Of A Montessori Education


Montessori teaching practices have attracted many parents interested in education that differs from traditional teaching methods. Montessori education has many qualities that have been revolutionizing school practices and school administrators are implementing Montessori practices into their programs. Maria Montessori, a doctor and educator, studied and observed children in their learning environments. Her analysis concluded that […]

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Help Your Kids Beat Summer Brain Drain With These Fun Activities


When summer arrives it’s easy to let unpracticed skills slip, but summer studying doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Keeping those skills fresh will not only prevent summer brain drain–leading to more work when the school year restarts, it’s also a great way to further engage in more summer fun. Summer, fun, and learning […]

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What To Expect At Your Child’s First IEP Meeting: A Parent’s Guide


Finding out your child has a learning disability or requires special education can be devastating to parents. This is not the case whatsoever. An IEP is put into place to make sure that your child receives an education that meets their needs. It’s a best case scenario for students struggling to keep up with their […]

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Make Learning Fun! 10 Great Play Based Homeschooling Ideas


Teachers have long struggled to find a balance between fun and learning. Needing to make sure the content is taught but that the child has fun while learning can be a struggle. The cornerstone to developing lifelong learners is a desire to find information and inspire curiosity in the world around them. Play-based learning is […]

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Prep Your Toddler For Preschool With These Montessori Based Activities


Exposing your child to a few Montessori-inspired activities can make all the difference prior to starting preschool. Montessori education is centered on preparing the whole child–both emotionally and physically. Here are five Montessori based activities to prep your toddler for preschool. Self Care Care of self is one of the most important foundations of Montessori […]

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4 Advantages Of A Multi-Age Classroom


Multi-age classrooms are so important to a child’s growth and development. It is often questioned by parents and educators if it is more beneficial to have a multi-age classroom versus a traditional age/grade classroom. There have been extensive studies supporting multi-age classrooms for innumerable reasons which include, but are not limited to: Learning at their […]

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