The end of January often marks the end of the fall/winter "semester" of preschool-age activities and classes, and the beginning of the spring term. Now is the time when you may be on the verge of shifting your child's schedule around for the spring, signing up for new clas.... read more
Sending our children off to their first years of school is a big step. Whether it's preschool or Kindergarten, we can hardly bear to watch them take those small steps into the classroom, and see the door shut behind them as we stand on the other side. Little do we know .... read more
Meeting with your child's preschool teacher during the fall parent-teacher conferences is a valuable opportunity. Be sure to make the most of it by thinking in advance about what kinds of questions you want to ask. Here are ten suggestions.... Let us know what other question.... read more
We do a great many things to ensure that our kids have a good educational experience. We research and choose their schools, we prepare them as best we can, we facilitate their making friends, and so much more. But the most important factor in their education this yea.... read more
Summer opens up so many new possibilities. Not least of all, it brings a fresh array of babysitting talent to the fore. All those high school and college students at loose ends, looking for jobs, clamoring for the chance to hang out with your kids by the pool all summer and.... read more
Are you thinking ahead to the summer yet? Who can help it! Summer vacation sounds so good right now—a little relaxing, reading, family time, the kids happy and occupied, getting lots of exercise and fresh air.... If only a holiday like this would plan itself. Instead, the.... read more
We're still in the thick of the school year, but for those of us with a child in Pre-K (otherwise known as a 4s Preschool Program), it's already time to look ahead to the next one. Some parents, of course, know exactly where their child will be going next fall. The nei.... read more
There are lots of wonderful preschools out there, but choosing the one that is right for your child and your family can be a tough decision. You want your child's first school experience to be as positive and enriching as possible. You hope that he'll love school, develop his.... read more
Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about how to teach kids X or Y that we overlook all the things they are learning about when we're not even paying attention. One of those things is money. Our kids are learning about money, whether we make an explicit effort to teach th.... read more
Is it already time to start making plans for another school vacation? The calendar tells us so, even if we can't quite believe it. This has gotten us thinking about how we make decisions about spending precious vacation time with our children.Some parents believe in making pla.... read more
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