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The Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life
Curiosity, a devotion to passion, persistence, self-control, and a tolerance for failure are five of the most important skills shared by successful adults, according to Karen Quinn, an expert on school admissions and author of "Testing for Kindergarten." Her book covers all the ins and outs (and secrets) behind the world of intelligence tests. Here, she delves into what she discovered along the way about preparing your kids, beyond testing success, for life. (read the story...)

Queens' Kelli Herd Teaches Through Play
Kelli Herd, founder of World Play, Inc., teaches cultural understanding to children in New York City and around the world through toys and play. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Your Child's First Day of Kindergarten
A child development expert shares a few simple do's and don'ts that will help make your child's first day of kindergarten a success. (read the story...)

826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope houses the non-profit 826 NYC - together, these organizations lead local children in the fight against crime and poor grammar. (read the story...)

Can We Save Our Schools' Music Programs?
There has been an uptick in the number of schools that include music in their curricula recently, despite fiscal challenges — but it will take creativity and a lot of parental support to keep these programs going for the generations to come. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Child Have a Successful School Year
Help your children have a successful school year by behaving how you'd like them to behave. Dr. Susan Bartell, renowned child psychologist, gives parents advice on how to set a good academic example. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts
Education experts from around the New York metro area - including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs - weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts in Nassau County, Long Island
Education experts from the Nassau County, Long Island, area weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts in Queens
Education experts from the Queens area weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts in Fairfield County, CT
Education experts from the Fairfield County, CT, area weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts in Westchester County, NY
Education experts from the Westchester County, NY, area weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts in Rockland County, NY
Education experts from the Rockland County, NY, area weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school. (read the story...)

How to Manage Children's Back-to-School Anxiety
Going back to school after a long summer vacation, not to mention entering a new grade, with a new teachers and new classmates, can be stressful for many young children. Read on for Dr. Susan Bartell's tips on combating your child's back-to-school worries. (read the story...)

When His Birthday is On the Cusp: How to Decide if Your Child is Grade School Ready
When your child's birthday is oh-so-close to a school's cutoff date for enrollment, what's the wise course of action? (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in the New York Metro Area
These childcare centers in the New York Metro Area - including New York City; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; Fairfield County, CT; and Long Island - offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in Suffolk County, Long Island
These childcare centers in Suffolk County, Long Island, offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in Brooklyn
These childcare centers in Brooklyn offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in Connecticut
These childcare centers in Fairfield County, CT, offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in Westchester County, NY
These childcare centers in Westchester County, NY, offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Drop-In Daycare Locations in Rockland County, NY
These childcare centers in Rockland County, NY, offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch. (read the story...)

Nanny Hiring Resources in the New York Metro Area
If you're looking to hire a nanny, consult our list of hiring resources and placement agencies in the New York metro area, including Manhattan; Brooklyn; Queens; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; Fairfield County, CT; and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in the New York Metro Area
These resources in the New York metro area offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Suffolk County, Long Island
These Suffolk County, Long Island, resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Nassau County, Long Island
These Nassau County, Long Island, resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Manhattan
These Manhattan resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)


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