Category Archives: ACA Blog


10 Simple Snack Makeovers for Healthier Kids


Nutritious meals and snacks are essential for children to grow up healthy. Because they have smaller stomachs than adults do, growing children need to eat every two to three hours. This is how they get the energy they need to learn, play, and do well in school. Your child naturally looks to you for cues […]

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3 Common Food Additives That May Influence ADHD Symptoms


One of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can affect a child’s learning and development for years. When children have ADHD, they often have difficulty paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior. While all children occasionally act out or have difficulty paying attention, kids with ADHD don’t simply outgrow the […]

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Hands On, Mind Engaged: Montessori Education for Visual Learners


It is usually obvious to parents and teachers that different children learn in different ways. A model of learning styles developed in 2001 is known as the Visual Auditory Kinesthetic model, and it says that most people have a dominant or preferred learning style, though some people have mixed or blended learning styles. The three […]

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5 Benefits of Providing Flexibility in Childhood Education


Some aspects of childhood education are structured more rigidly, and in some situations this lays a foundation for learning of more advanced concepts. However, when childhood education offers flexibility, children’s learning is engaged on numerous intellectual levels, for a more comprehensive learning experience. Montessori education offers the flexibility that children need in order to master […]

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Interactive Learning: Is It Better for Your Child?


Opportunities for interactive learning don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Conventional teaching methods are sometimes called-for, but they can be a bit dull, particularly for younger children. Fortunately, parents and teachers have many ways to teach children interactively, in ways that are fun and engaging. Parents in particular can use interactive activities to encourage […]

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10 Kid-Approved Healthy Snack Ideas


Face it: Kids are always hungry. If the idea of eating pops into their heads, they’ll ask for food. Your status as a “cool” parent relies largely on your ability to provide delicious sustenance when the hunger complaints start. It would be easy to keep pre-packaged process snacks on hand to offer in these situations, […]

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February PTA Events


Thank you all for joining us at the Prince and Princess Ball. All the children and families had such a wonderful time. It was a joy to see them all interact and dance together. We also celebrated Black History Month by having guest speaker Ms. Elizabeth Kahura come and show the children a presentation on […]

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The Tradition of the New Year


It seems like the New Year’s traditions that we are all familiar with have been around forever – the dropping of the Times Square ball, getting together with family and shooting fireworks or having a barbeque – but, as is often the case, there is a storied history behind the date and what it has […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting


In the spirit of the Holidays, Austin Children’s Academy held our annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the activity room. The kids all made ornaments and stepped forward one at a time to hang them on the tree as we sing Christmas carols with them and provided a special snack. We believe that Christmas, more […]

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The Holiday Toy Drive Has Begun!


Today, December 1st through Wednesday, December 21st, Austin Children’s Academy will be accepting donations to support the local Brown Santa initiative. If you have any new toys or books or have a monetary contribution that you would like to donate, please bring them by and drop them off in our donation box. The Holiday season […]

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