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Minnieland Academy Partners with UVA on Micro-Credential Pilot Study

Minnieland Academy is proud of our exclusive relationship with the University of Virginia (UVA), Center for Advanced Studies of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in developing the first “Earning Your Badge: Supporting Children to Observe and Describe” Micro-Credential professional development pilot study that will transform early childhood education. This program reflects our profound and everlasting commitment…

Little Green Thumbs Grow Healthy Children

  Benefits of Gardening for Children Exposure to healthy foods, moderate physical activity, and positive social interactions while gardening in childhood can lead to a lifetime of gardening, as evidenced by semi-structured interviews conducted with participants ranging in age from 18-85 years old. In a nationwide telephone survey of 2,004 respondents, people who reported picking…

When given the chance to make a Difference, Do you?

We are starting a new chapter in our Blog. We are  looking to be dedicated to the content going towards this blog and that means serving you, the readers, more efficiently. Moving forward we would like your feedback on what information you would most like to see. We are excited to leap into this next…

Separation Anxiety: What to do When the Going gets Tough

Wasn’t it perfect when your infant preferred you to anyone else on the planet? Now that your child is bigger, though, and he falls apart whenever you head to the bathroom without him, his attachment seems downright obsessive. Hang in there. He’s experiencing separation anxiety, a developmental phase that nearly all children go through (sometimes more than once)during their early years. Why…

Minnieland Academy Transports Gold Star Mothers to Rolling Thunder Events

Woodbridge, VA:   Minnieland Academy continued their support of Rolling Thunder’s annual “Ride for Freedom” by providing Minnieland Academy buses to transport Gold Star Mothers to Memorial Day events in Washington DC. “Gold Star Mothers” are mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.  For the past decade, Minnieland Academy…

What Determines a High Quality Child Care Provider?

Getting your child into a good childcare is crucial for their well-being. Letting them stay at home with a nanny is fine if the nanny is equipped to teach your child in addition to caring for their basic needs. But, the truth is, there are many things that contribute to a child fully developing, and…

Choosing the Best Child Care for Your Child

  Child care is not something you carelessly pick out and move on. Leaving your child in the care of others is a major act and needs your utmost attention, so you can be assured they are in good hands. Before choosing a child care option, it is important to take note of their services…

How to Identify If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Bullying can have long-lasting effects on a person’s life, and in recent years, it has intensified due to the internet. It is painful even to adults to be on the receiving end of hurtful words and actions, so can you imagine how a child feels when they are made to feel inferior during their formative…

Mistakes to Avoid When it Comes to Disciplining Your Child

However, as much as we know guidance and discipline are important to our children, there are instances when we may actually be doing it improperly. Here are some examples below to be aware of: Yelling at them – Yelling happens, but of course it is not ideal as it can cause our children to fear…

How to Regulate TV Watching for Your Children

Watching TV is a part of our daily routine for the majority of America. It can relax us, keeps us informed about what’s happening in the world, and is a good distraction for the kiddos when Mom needs 5 minutes to go take a shower and take a deep breath. TV can also open up…

How to Help Your Children Eat Their Vegetables

It’s important for parents to start introducing vegetables and other healthy foods to their children as early as possible. Healthy food choices not only benefit their physical growth, but they also produce healthier brains and more stable emotions. Once your kids get used to eating healthy food, that is what they will begin craving, which…