Winter Car Seat Safety

Winter Car Seat Safety It’s November and we find ourselves bundling up for dark, icy mornings. If we’re heading to the car with a little one in tow, it is important to remember the dangers of wearing a winter coat while riding in a car seat.  Emily Thomas of Consumer Reports writes that, “As a…

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We Are Thankful

While the days become more and more chilly, the classrooms of BGA are filled with talk of gobbling turkeys and giving thanks. As we are encouraging our students to reflect on what they’re grateful for this season, teachers and staff are reflecting as well. To our coworkers, thank you for being on our team. You…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween at BGA As we near the end of October, the halls of BGA are adorned with orange pumpkins, black cats, and leaves of every color. There’s no denying it, Halloween is just around the corner! Children are asking, “what are you going to be?” while teachers are planning Halloween parties for their rooms. We’re…

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Bilingualism and Memory

Bilingualism and Memory   As more and more of the world becomes multilingual, researchers are examining how knowing more than one language affects the brain. One aspect of this neurological research seeks to understand how being bilingual relates to one’s memory. This has been evaluated in both the short term relationship and the lifelong relationship…

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Family Engagement

Family Engagement: Parents and Teachers Coming Together  Teachers and TA’s at our school take a variety of courses to gain certification hours. One  course that they may become certified in discusses the importance of family engagement in a  child’s education. In that training, different resources and strategies are shared as ways for our  teachers to…

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Bilingualism, Attention, and the Simon Effect 

Bilingualism, Attention, and the Simon Effect  If you’re considering bringing your child to our institution or if your child is involved in our institution, you are likely aware of the cognitive, social, and emotional benefits that come with being bilingual. This is the first of many blog posts that will attempt to further illustrate these…

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Look Before You Lock

CONSEJOS DE SEGURIDAD KidsAndCars.org cree que la solución a estas tragedias, definitivamente evitables, es una combinación de educación y tecnología. KidsAndCars.org desea que todos los vehículos estén equipados con un sistema que alerte al conductor si un niño todavía está dentro del vehículo. A continuación se presentan algunos consejos simples que los padres y cuidadores…

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CPR Training for Adults and Children

This past weekend, many teachers in our program attended a CPR and first aid training certification course. Coming in on Saturday morning, the teachers began learning about a litany of lifesaving techniques to implement in the event of a handful of scenarios. In addition to learning how to do compressions, save someone who’s choking, and…

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