Category: Educational Philosophy

  • Welcome Back Students, Teachers, & APTG Families

    Posted by on September 26, 2016

    Yay, we made it through those crazy first few days of school! And, we’re happy to report that things have been running smoothly ever since. Everyone has been settling in and we adore seeing those smiling faces in our classrooms each day.   Exciting News We’re kicking off the 2016-17 school year by introducing new programs into our Arlington curriculum. A Place to Grow (APTG) is pleased to announce that we are now offering a children’s YOGA program as part of our physical education activities. With […]

  • Summer Camp Themes: An Integral Part of the APTG Curriculum

    Posted by on August 22, 2016

    Counting the days until summer is a rite of passage for students. And, it’s not uncommon for child care facilities to switch gears and turn their attention to camps starting in June. While the focus is getting kids outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather, it doesn’t mean that learning ceases to exist over the summer months. On the contrary, it provides a fresh new way to educate young children. At A Place to Grow (APTG), our Arlington childcare facilities transition to summer “theme” curricula chock full […]

  • Sugar and Spice: The Recipe for a Successful Fundraiser

    Posted by on June 2, 2016

    Anyone can sell some cookies for fast cash to boost a budget. But spice it up with a performance for all ages and you’ve got the makings of one successful benefit. A Place to Grow (APTG) recently held our 17th Annual Bake Sale and Talent Show at our after-school program in Arlington. Pulling out all the stops were our 4th and 5th grade Masters of Ceremony engaging a crowd of over 100 parents, students, and family members. Needless to say, this was only the beginning. In […]

  • Preschoolers Protect Our Planet One Worm at a Time

    Posted by on May 24, 2016

    A Place to Grow (APTG) nurtures a child’s innate desire to connect with nature. An important part of our curriculum is spending as much time as possible outdoors – observing seasonal changes, leading discussions around habitats, and bringing the outside world inside for the learning to continue. This year, our spring curriculum commenced with the introduction of a worm composting bin. And, rather than present the classrooms with stocked containers, the children were asked to create their own from scratch. This all-encompassing project offered a number […]

  • New Technology Offers a Window into Your Preschooler’s Day

    Posted by on April 13, 2016

    “Hey kiddo, what did you do in school today?” “Umm, I don’t know.” (or) “I don’t remember” (or the dreaded) “Nothing!” If you’ve ever had this exchange with your preschooler, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, you’re in good company because a majority of parents will tell a similar story – equating trying to learn about their child’s day to pulling teeth in a dentist’s office.  Like many parents who have young children in daycare or preschool, you long for that window into your child’s world. […]