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Your Jack-o’-lantern Carving Guide

October 22, 2020   It’s that time of year again where pumpkin spice, apple cider doughnuts, and pumpkin carving mix with crisp autumn air and vibrant foliage —some of our favorite fall traditions! Here is your guide to carving pumpkins and creating the spookiest...

Columbia Academy Named American Heart Association “Top 25” School

October 15, 2020 Columbia Academy is honored to have been named one of the American Heart Association's "TOP 25 Schools" in Maryland for the 2019-2020 school year. Each year, we participate in the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge, which teaches students about heart health while raising funds to...

Important Steps You Can Take To Prevent Child Injuries

October 6, 2020 Preventable injuries are a major cause of hospital visits in children. According to the CDC, every year in the U.S., approximately 12,175 children and young adults, ages 1 to 19, die from unintentional injuries and over 9.2 million children are treated in emergency rooms for...

How Music and Movement Promote Development and Learning

September 29, 2020 Music and movement play an important role in healthy child development, and they have many benefits. Children need to be able to move their bodies to prepare their brains for learning. Children naturally love music and will begin reacting to it at an early age. Whether...

How Dramatic Play Promotes Healthy Child Development

September 15, 2020 In Columbia Academy preschool classrooms, teachers use The Creative Curriculum® to create lesson plans with developmentally appropriate objectives. These objectives help children have positive interactions with both their peers and adults, develop social-emotional...

Maintaining Physical and Social-Emotional Wellness This School Year

September 9, 2020 The physical and social-emotional well-being of students and families is a top priority as the world continues to adjust to the uncertainties related to COVID-19. These are challenging times, especially for children, both in the U.S. and around the world. Health and safety,...

Helping Your Child Manage Back-To-School Stress

September 8, 2020 Whether on-campus or online, it is completely understandable for children to feel anxious and stressed about starting a new school year with unfamiliar teachers and unknown expectations. Being able to identify when children are struggling with stress and anxiety is...

Getting Your Child Into a Better Sleep Routine for School

September 1, 2020 Increased screen time, staying up late, and sleeping in late have become the daily norm for many children since the pandemic began. While some children may be getting more sleep, others struggle with disrupted schedules and stress as a result. A restful night’s sleep...

Columbia Academy Launches School-Age Distance Learning Support Program

August 26, 2020 Change is difficult for most people, especially children. It can be stressful, but we know that it is a part of life, so we continue to move forward and adapt. 2020 has seen many changes, not only in education but in our way of life. With back-to-school season now upon us,...

5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Stress

August 25, 2020 In today’s rapidly-evolving world, constant changes and new information can feel overwhelming at times. Most people, particularly children, appreciate a degree of predictability and routine in their lives. Children need time to process changes and new information, and can...