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Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education.

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School Opens in Lower Manhattan

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School Opens in Lower Manhattan

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School added to its locations by opening in Lower Manhattan in October. The Manhattan day care center and nursery school is eco-friendly and aims to be a home-away-from-home for children.

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Citizens of the World Charter School Williamsburg, which serves Brooklyn school district 14, recently began offering Spanish lessons as part of its partnership with Global Language Project.

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

One person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for them isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher.

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg now offers Universal Pre-K. The North Williamsburg UPK is a free full-day program as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative to enroll 50,000 new children in preschool.

The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class

The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class

The Milestone School, an independent elementary school for nursery through fourth grade in Mount Vernon, opened its Studio earlier this year and now offers a Capoeira class for students in third and fourth grades. The Studio can also be rented out as a party and event location.

Academic and Creative Preschool Relocates to West Hempstead

Academic and Creative Preschool Relocates to West Hempstead

Miss O's Academy of Arts and ABC's, a preschool that combines its academic curriculum with the creative arts, recently relocated from Hempstead to West Hempstead.

French-English School Relocates Preschool, Expands Middle School

French-English School Relocates Preschool, Expands Middle School

Ecole Internationale de New York, a French-English school for grades nursery through middle school, plans to relocate its preschool in January. The bilingual school also recently added a seventh grade, and plans to add its eighth grade classes next year.

American Israeli Preschool Offers Drama, Dance, Soccer

American Israeli Preschool Offers Drama, Dance, Soccer

Gan Eden Preschool, an Upper West Side preschool, combines the American and Israeli educational practices to teach ages 1-5. The preschool recently added dance, drama, and soccer to its daily curriculum.

Star America Preschool Introduces New Enrichment Classes

Star America Preschool Introduces New Enrichment Classes

Star America Preschool, a Midtown West preschool for ages 3 months to 6 years, recently introduced a new enrichment program. Students participate in Spanish, music, and yoga and dance programs throughout the week.

Variety Child Learning Center Opens Second Location

Variety Child Learning Center Opens Second Location

Variety Child Learning Center, a Long Island school for children with special needs, recently opened a second location. The new location, in Levittown, offers a school program as well as an integrated preschool class.

Little Apple Preschool to Expand Facility for 2015 Semester

Little Apple Preschool to Expand Facility for 2015 Semester

Little Apple Preschool, a preschool in Bayside that caters to kids younger than 3½, plans to expand its facility for the 2015 semester. The addition will allow for Universal Pre-K classes for ages 4-5, and includes a new gym.

Ask the Expert: How to Help Your Child Keep Up With School When Home Sick

Ask the Expert: How to Help Your Child Keep Up With School When Home Sick

When your child stays home from school due to illness, they will miss learning, but they don't need to fall behind other students. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., founder and president of Educational Connections Inc., shares how to help your child stay on track at school, keep her from feeling behind, and what to do if the teacher doesn't send work home.

Answers to Common Questions Parents Have About Homework

Answers to Common Questions Parents Have About Homework

Some common questions parents have about homework include how to prevent procrastination, how much should parents help, and how to prevent homework meltdowns. We've got the answers to those questions and more from local experts.

Three Tips to Help Your Child With Homework

Three Tips to Help Your Child With Homework

Getting your child to do their homework can sometimes be a challenge. Here are three tips to help your child with their homework, including setting an after-school routine and designating a homework area.

Manhattan Charter School Starts Year with Two New Programs

Manhattan Charter School Starts Year with Two New Programs

Innovate Manhattan Charter School, part of the Kunskapsskolan Swedish network, is offering two new programs: an after-school program and STEAM Saturdays. The school uses self-paced, individualized learning.

How Parents Can Supplement Children's Learning at Home

How Parents Can Supplement Children's Learning at Home

If your child's school falls short in effectively teaching math and science, based on Insideschool's extensive research, there is much you can do to supplement his or her learning at home. Here are some ideas to supplement your child's math and science education.

Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning

Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning

Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to.

5 Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher Now

5 Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher Now

Insideschools, which provides authoritative, independent information about New York City public schools, shares the questions to ask about your child's math and science education.

Resources for Math and Science Learning at Home

Resources for Math and Science Learning at Home

Whether your child's classroom doesn't have evidence of quality math and science learning, or you want to boost your child's education at home, these educational websites will help with math and science learning at home.

Is your child getting a good education in math and science?

Is your child getting a good education in math and science?

How do you know whether your child is receiving quality math and science education in school? Insideschools, which provides authoritative, independent information about New York City public schools, shares what to look for when sizing up your child's learning environment.

Math-Only Learning Center to Open in Bath Beach/Bensonhurst

Math-Only Learning Center to Open in Bath Beach/Bensonhurst

Russian School of Mathematics, an after-school math-only learning center, plans to open in Bath Beach/Bensonhurst. The Brooklyn learning center for math focuses on one topic for a few months to ensure the students really understand the math concepts before moving onto the next topic.

Whitby School Offers Social Group for Parents of Young Kids

Whitby School Offers Social Group for Parents of Young Kids

The Whitby School, a Montessori school in Greenwich, offers PlayBright, a mommy and me social group, for children ages 5 and younger and their parent. PlayBright plans to offer a new lunchtime event, as well as parent workshops.

Village East Gifted Offers Gifted Kindergarten, Opens Roslyn Location

Village East Gifted Offers Gifted Kindergarten, Opens Roslyn Location

Village East Gifted, an enrichment center for gifted and talented children on Long Island, recently opened its new Roslyn location, and now offers Gifted Kindergarten at its Huntington Station location.

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills

Is your child's reading struggles sapping his back-to-school enthusiasm? A Westchester-based children's literacy consultant shares three tips to improve his reading skills, including visualizing, questioning, and taking notes.




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