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Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

We spoke to Suzanne Boydstun, director of The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, about what to do when your toddler claims to hate school and tips to help with separation when a toddler starts preschool.

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Some experts say educational media doesn't help young children learn, while other say it does. We've got the low-down on children's ability to learn from learning-oriented entertainment including educational games, TV shows, and apps, as well as ways to boost the benefits of those educational entertainment outlets.

Virginia Lived Here

Virginia Lived Here

The legacy of the Manhattan 8-year-old who famously asked the New York Sun newspaper ‘Is there a Santa Claus’—and whose story is still told a century later—inspires students who learn every day in her former home.

Huntington Approach Available to Queens Students

Huntington Approach Available to Queens Students

Supplemental education center for students in kindergarten through college, Huntington Learning Center, which has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and on Long Island, recently opened its Flushing location. The center offers tutoring in core subjects, help in building academic skills for successful school learning, and exam prep.

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K

Temple Israel Childhood Center is now accepting registrations for its new pre-K program. The Westport pre-K incorporates Jewish education and technology in the curriculum, as well as students working collaboratively.

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

Greens Farms Academy, and independent day school in Fairfield County, recently announced the addition of a pre-K and is now accepting applications for the fall term. The pre-K program in Westport focuses on learning through play.

Westchester Mom Founds Local Chapter of Start School Later

Westchester Mom Founds Local Chapter of Start School Later

Toni Lyn Salvatore of Cortlandt Manor, NY, was inspired to found a Westchester County chapter of Start School Later when she found out her high-achieving teenage son was falling asleep in class. Here, read about her mission and how you can get involved.

Jericho Brain Training Center Offers Discount for Struggling Learners

Jericho Brain Training Center Offers Discount for Struggling Learners

Jericho's LearningRx is offering help for students who are struggling to learn in school. Any struggling student who wants to improve their bad report card will receive a discount on a brain skills assessment if they bring in a copy of their bad report card.

Speyer Legacy School Relocates on the Upper West Side

Speyer Legacy School Relocates on the Upper West Side

Speyer Legacy School, an elementary and middle school in Manhattan for advanced learners, moved to a new location, which was designed by architect Chris Grabé, on the Upper West Side. The school features learning through self-questioned and self-investigated thinking.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?

We asked the experts at Tutors on Wheels for advice on how to help kids get the most out of their tutoring sessions, including how to motivate your child to do additional work at home.

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more.

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class

The Wee Ones Club, an early childhood learning center in Murray Hill, now offers an introduction to preschool class for young children in Manhattan.

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan.

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange

Have you considered hosting a foreign exchange student? More and younger families are deciding to host students. Here's why, plus the benefits of hosting a student and the deciding factors to consider.

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

If you're thinking of hosting a foreign exchange student in your home, here are the fast facts you need to know about possible tax deductions, language barriers, how long a foreign exchange students stays, and more.

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?

Learn about the multisensory approach to teaching math and other subjects -- including the Orton Gillingham Method, which is used to teach reading and spelling -- as explained by Dr. Emily Levy, founder and director of EBL Coaching.

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teacher's worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice. Teachers teach for one reason: They care about educating children. So parents need to support and respect teachers.

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

James Stewart, adjunct professor for Kaplan University’s School of Public Service is an expert in school safety and the psychological aspects of school violence. He recommends parents follow these simple steps with their children to keep them safe and prepared throughout the school year.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year.

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company, which is based in Fairfield, CT, will expand to offer more shows in the 2013-2014 season as well as arts education programs in CT schools and drama therapy for pediatric patients at Norwalk Hospital.

Ask The Expert: What Goals Should I Encourage My Child To Make For The New School Year?

Ask The Expert: What Goals Should I Encourage My Child To Make For The New School Year?

Time is slowly but surely moving forward and while the long summer days feel as though they might last forever, the truth is a brand new school year is right around the corner. It's important to prepare kids for the upcoming academic year before the first day of school, and Eileen Huntington, founder of Huntington Learning Center, has some advice for parents about what goals you should encourage your child to make for the new school year and how to facilitate your child achieving those goals as the year progresses.

First Book Long Island Donates Thousands of Books to Kids

First Book Long Island Donates Thousands of Books to Kids

The Long Island chapter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization, has donated more than 150,000 books to schools and children's literacy organizations throughout the island all with the help and support of local families.

How to Help Your Child's Anxiety About the New School Year

How to Help Your Child's Anxiety About the New School Year

Another school year is around the corner and many kids, even the popular ones who seem secure, begin to feel anxious about a new beginning, entering a new grade, meeting new teachers, and even reuniting with old friends.

Hyde Leadership Charter School in South Bronx Graduates First Senior Class

Hyde Leadership Charter School in South Bronx Graduates First Senior Class

The only college preparatory high school in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School, will graduate its first senior class on June 29 with a 95 percent college acceptance rate.




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