A Place to Grow Learning Blog

  • 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 stretching and balancing exercises, our young children will continue to hone gross and fine motor skills, and accompanying relaxation techniques will help them better manage stress and self-control at a young age. It’s a fantastic chance for us to foster healthy living during the day at our facility.  

    Also making its debut in our curriculum, our 4-year old students will embark on a new movement around intergenerational experiences. APTG is participating in a special program that lets our PreK children visit the senior residents at Park Ave Health Center and spend time in the company of our elder neighbors. We look forward to watching our students interact and learn from these residents in this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

    Celebrating 37 Years of Childcare
    Part of what makes A Place to Grow such a treasured institution for young children is our elite staff. Returning for a 5th year, Montessori Specialist Jean Chong, will be leading our mathematics experience. Also in residence we have Marilyn LeForte in charge of Creative Movement, and the highly anticipated Jammin With You music and singing program will continue to delight our students.

    APTG will also be continuing our tradition of family events. Mark your calendars because soon we’ll be announcing dates for our apple picking outing, pumpkin night, and even the winter potluck. Looking ahead, we’ll be planning our Spring Tea and mystery reader series again this year.

    Parent workshops will also ramp up – featuring Baby Sign Language and Infant Massage classes with Sheryl White, founder of Baby Kneads. Dr. Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, Child Psychologist, will visit our school and offer parent programs; and Jodi Gorman will provide nutritional workshops for healthy living.  

    We’re so excited to begin another wonderful school year, and thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of the APTG community. We hope to see everyone at our Back to School night in October where you’ll have a chance to sign up for special events and parent committees, as well as volunteer positions throughout the year. Thank you again for choosing A Place to Grow in Arlington, and we are honored to be a part of your children’s lives.