Category Archives: ACA Blog


Daycare or School: Three Differences that Really Matter for Your Child


When it comes time to choose a type of childcare for your little one, many parents find themselves deciding between daycare or preschool. This decision can come with a bit of confusion because many people use the two terms interchangeably, noting no differences between the concepts at all. The truth of the matter is that […]

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How Enriched Playtime Benefits Young Bodies and Minds


Many people see “learning” and “playing” as two separate things for children—but the truth of the matter is that they’re one and the same. Children do some of their most important learning while they play and experience enriched playtime. Through enriched play, children learn the concepts of cause and effect, how to solve problems, the […]

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Five Things Every Infant Classroom Must Have


In a Montessori classroom, it’s important for infants to have the freedom to explore, learn, and discover at their own pace. Ideally, the setting should be comfortable and calm—almost acting as a second home for the child, being that it’s a place where they will spend a good amount of time each day. This article […]

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Book Worms: Five Reasons Reading Is a Critical Skill


Reading is a key part of life from the very first moment. It has huge impacts on a child’s development in many different ways, and the act of reading is a staple for childhoods around the world. Creating curious readers out of your children is a great way to introduce the world around them through […]

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Four Tricks to Help Your Child Read


As an adult, reading comes as second nature. That’s why it’s so hard for many adults to believe that reading is not exactly a “natural” process—meaning that it doesn’t happen on its own as your child grows. Learning to read isn’t simple; it’s actually a very complex process that involves teaching various skills like phonics […]

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School Choice: Six Reasons Picking the Right School Matters


Choosing a school today is more complicated than it ever has been before. These days, making sure your children attend the right school is a much more complex and sometimes stressful experience. There are so many options out there to choose from, and it’s hard to weed the schools that will work for your child […]

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Four Tips to Get Your Child Ready for School


A child’s readiness for school is a combination of many skills that fall under many different domains of learning—including physical, academic, and social/emotional skills. Many of these skills occur naturally, but there are ways to help their development along. If your child is ready to conquer these milestones, there are certain things that you can […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Child’s School before Enrollment


When it comes to choosing a school for your child to attend, there will undoubtedly be plenty of questions to ask. Questions to ask yourself, your child, and the school themselves. The answers to these questions included in this article will help make the decision regarding your child’s school simpler. They’ll help you figure out […]

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Book Worms: Five Reasons Reading Is a Critical Skill


Because of the way reading opens up a person’s mind, the effect it has on child development is astronomical. Reading is an integral part of a person’s childhood, which puts parents and teachers in the perfect position to create young readers out of the curious children that they’re helping to shape and mold. This article […]

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The Importance of Positive Attention


It’s a natural instinct for parents and caregivers to want to correct a child and point out what they’re doing wrong when the child is misbehaving. But although this may be instinct, it doesn’t always work the way that it’s intended. It’s been studied that giving children positive attention over negative attention is more effective […]

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