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  • International Day of the Girl Child
    Dear Families, October 11th saw the International Day of the Girl Child marked around the world. http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/ Here in the West, we celebrate successes ...
    October 13, 2017
  • Six Stages of Play: How Young Children Develop Their Social Skills
    Play is an important part of the learning process at GEMS World Academy Chicago – Early Years Preschool. The role of play in the development of young children has been well ...
    September 25, 2017
  • Getting Your Preschooler to Use the Potty
    So your baby isn’t a baby anymore. Instead, you have a growing preschooler. If you’re like most new parents, you’re probably way past ready to stop dealing ...
    July 7, 2017
  • How To Handle Childhood Biting
    When your preschooler is bitten by another child, or bites another child, it can be upsetting for you as the parent or guardian. But if such an incident occurs, the ...
    June 9, 2017
  • Sleep Training
    How Parents Can Help Their Babies Sleep Well “Oh, your baby is so sweet! Is he (or she) sleeping through the night yet?” It’s a question that has fazed ...
    March 31, 2017
  • Movement is Important- Dance Like No-one Is Watching
    Dear Families, With Lionheart Fitness confirmed for 2017-18, I have been on the lookout for active students this week! Not just actively engaged and actively participating but the physical activity ...
    March 15, 2017
  • Thoughts on a Future Proof Education
    With my country’s queen, Queen Elizabeth II, marking her Sapphire Jubilee at the start of the week (65 years on the throne) and with February 11th being International Day of ...
    February 11, 2017
  • Setting the literacy foundation for your child’s future
    The determinate of a child’s long-term success in both school and life begins during the early years of language development. Studies have shown that the academic success seen at ...
    December 2, 2016
  • Parent Education Night 8/31: Preventing Power Struggles
    GEMS World Academy Chicago – Early Years Preschool 2301 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL   Power struggles can occur over just about anything. Some typical conflict arenas are bedtime, getting out the ...
    August 10, 2016