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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Young Authors Take Center Stage

    Posted by on July 19, 2016

    Young Authors Take Center Stage Creativity is an integral part of early education. Allowing a child to innovate, explore, and express their thoughts and findings through writing, drawing, and dramatic play is a fundamental part of learning. At A Place to Grow (APTG), we encourage our students to not only read stories but create their own. Each child is an author, and every day at school is another page in their own story. At the beginning of every year, APTG teachers introduce children to the concept […]

  • Celebrating APTG Faculty and Teachers Everywhere 

    Posted by on June 27, 2016

    As the school year winds down, many parents send cards and small tokens of gratitude to their child’s teacher to acknowledge their wonderful work. At A Place to Grow (APTG), we recently celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a slew of activities that showed our educators just how much they mean to our community’s children, parents, and administration. For the 25th anniversary of this annual tradition, APTG pulled out all the stops including a surprise each morning for our dedicated faculty. To prepare for this week-long event, […]

  • 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 […]