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College Savings Plans Make the Grade
With the cost of higher education continually rising, it’s more important than ever to get an early start saving for a child’s college education. (read the story...)

How to Work with Your Child’s Tutor
A referral from another parent can be a good place to start, but the key is to find a tutor who best addresses the learning styles and issues of your child. (read the story...)

A Virtual Jewish Library for Fairfield
A monthly gift in the mail of a Jewish book or CD to children. (read the story...)

Helping Children with their Homework
Guidelines for getting kids to do their homework. (read the story...)

Ways to Make Kids Love Math
Teaching kids to use math in their everyday lives. (read the story...)

Time Management for Kids
Easy ways to help children manage their time better. (read the story...)

Sick Children at School
When is it OK to send a sick child to school? (read the story...)

Tips for Real World Math
It is critical to create a mathematical “environment” for your children, especially during the formative years between pre-K and fifth grade. (read the story...)

Take the Team Approach
Realizing a vision for the school year requires support from a motivated group of individuals: a team of people who ban together through adversity, inspire motivation and acknowledge achievement. (read the story...)

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice
The less buses have to fight for the roads and school driveways, the smoother the commute is for the entire student body. This year, however, as gas prices approach the $5 mark, more and more parents finally seem to be open to the idea of busing, and the prospect of saving a few dollars on gas. (read the story...)

September Reading: Some Insider Tips
If you have children just starting school, building their confidence and comfort with books is the most important thing that you can do. (read the story...)

Making The New School Year Successful
With the end of summer comes the inevitable stress of getting your children ready for another school year. Consider these tips to ease the way. (read the story...)

Newsletter Blast - BMCC
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The Power of Afterschool
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, The After-School Corporation (TASC), based in New York City, asked highly accomplished individuals what they did after school when they were growing up. (read the story...)

Easing Your Kids Back to School
Transitioning from the lazy days of summer to a new grade or school can be a tough task for kids and parents alike. (read the story...)

Preschool on the Horizon
When it comes time to choose a preschool for your child, there are many things to ponder, from how your child learns, to what your finances allow, and where you live. Here is some feedback from a few local parents who have been involved in the search: (read the story...)

The Summer Brain Drain
Studies have shown that children can lose between 10 and 25 percent of their reading skills over the course of the summer. This is directly due to the lack of work, skills and drills in which the student should be engaged over the break from school. (read the story...)

Painless Summer Learning
Summer “brain drain” is a well-documented occurrence. In addition to causing stress for parents and educators, “brain drain” also fuels the fire in the debate of summer fun versus summer learning. But that doesn’t have to be the case, as both goals can be accomplished with a little bit of planning and imagination. (read the story...)

Al Hirschfeld Goes to School
The New York City Department of Education and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation have teamed up to present a curriculum for grades 2-12 based on the artist's life and work. (read the story...)

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles
Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life. (read the story...)

How To Get Set For Kindergarten
If you think that preschool time is just about unstructured play and napping, think again. There is now more emphasis on academics than ever before, and this means preparation is critical during the preschool years. (read the story...)

An Opportunity for Learning Outside the Classroom
Since 2003, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day is observed on the fourth Thursday in April. The chance for kids to see what their parents actually do at the workplace falls on April 24th this year. (read the story...)

Pre-Schools: Half-day vs. Full-day for 3-year-olds
The increase in single parent and two-parent families where the adults hold down jobs with long hours have resulted in an increased demand for full-day pre-schools. (read the story...)

Can Learning Make You Stupid?
Be careful not to confuse electronic learning with the real stuff. (read the story...)

20/20 Vision? How Vision Problems Affect School Work
Parents with children who are struggling in school should bring them for a thorough eye examination; one that includes tests at the distance at which a child actually reads. (read the story...)


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