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10 Ways to Help Your Child Be an Excellent Reader

10 Ways to Help Your Child Be an Excellent Reader

Reading is the most important habit to instill in children. Natacha Beim, teacher and parenting expert, shares her top 10 tips for instilling a love of reading in your child.

Junior Achievement of New York Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights

Junior Achievement of New York Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights

Junior Achievement of New York and HSBC Bank USA brought a financial literacy program called More Than Money® to more than 80 third-grade students at PS 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens.

How to Prevent a Homework Meltdown

How to Prevent a Homework Meltdown

Is your child easily frustrated, making homework time a nightmare for all involved? Try our four simple solutions to break the cycle of negativity and make homework more manageable.

Blue Rock School Receives Grant for Environmental Arts Education Project

Blue Rock School Receives Grant for Environmental Arts Education Project

After receiving a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland and the Arts-in-Education Program of the New York State Council of the Arts, Blue Rock School jumpstarted a new environment-inspired arts program called "Making Art from the Landscape," with a focus on indigenous art and people.

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Six students in grades 3-5 were chosen as winners of the American Pet Products Association's Third Annual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest.

How to Help Your Child Be a Confident Reader

How to Help Your Child Be a Confident Reader

Dr. J. Richard Gentry, author of "Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write - from Baby to Age Seven," offers parents tips on how to help their child be a confident reader, establishing literacy skills in childhood that are fundamental for lifelong success.

Alternative Preschools in the New York Metro Area

Alternative Preschools in the New York Metro Area

If you're looking for a preschool in the New York metro area, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach.

Alternative Preschools in Suffolk County, Long Island

Alternative Preschools in Suffolk County, Long Island

If you're looking for a preschool in Suffolk County, Long Island, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, academic, play-based, and multi-approach.

Alternative Preschools in Nassau County, Long Island

Alternative Preschools in Nassau County, Long Island

If you're looking for a preschool in Nassau County, Long Island, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach.

Alternative Preschools in Westchester County, NY

Alternative Preschools in Westchester County, NY

If you're looking for a preschool in Westchester County, NY, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based.

Alternative Preschools in Fairfield County, CT

Alternative Preschools in Fairfield County, CT

If you're looking for a preschool in Fairfield County, CT, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach.

Alternative Preschools in Queens

Alternative Preschools in Queens

If you're looking for a preschool in Queens, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach.

Alternative Preschools in Brooklyn

Alternative Preschools in Brooklyn

If you're looking for a preschool in Brooklyn, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based.

Alternative Preschools in Manhattan

Alternative Preschools in Manhattan

If you're looking for a preschool in Manhattan, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based.

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

When evaluating preschools, it helps to know the basics of the most common early education philosophies. Read on for descriptions of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, play-based, and academic preschools and tips for how to know which is right for your child.

Little Minds Montessori House for Children Opens in Lynbrook, NY

Little Minds Montessori House for Children Opens in Lynbrook, NY

Little Minds Montessori is the first preschool of its kind in Lynbrook, NY.

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating

Despite the government's education stimulus, the US still gets a 'C' in public education for 2011.

Four Tips to Break Your Child's Bad Homework Habits

Four Tips to Break Your Child's Bad Homework Habits

If your child is a chronic procrastinator, try these four approaches recommended by an education expert that are proven to break those bad homework habits.

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Tame the jitters you feel when your child asks for help with the math homework that looks oh-so-different than you remember. Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read their tips to help you help your child.

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize

Flik Independent School Dining, provider of dining services for over 120 independent and private schools nationwide, won grand prize in the 2010 Whole Grains Challenge, a campaign of the Whole Grains Council.

The Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life

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.

Queens' Kelli Herd Teaches Through Play

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.

10 Tips for Your Child's First Day of Kindergarten

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.

826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon

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.

Can We Save Our Schools' Music Programs?

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.




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