Choosing the right educational environment for your child is important.  But with so many options, where do you begin?  We are here to help!  In the spring and fall, we publish a comprehensive list of local public and private preschools, kindergartens, learning academies, tutoring clubs, charter and private schools.

 

Safety Tips for Children Who Walk to School

Safety Tips for Children Who Walk to School

Is your child ready to walk to school? Ask yourself the questions below before deciding. These safety guidelines and tips will help ensure a safe walk to school.Walking to school is a healthy altern . . .

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5 Tips for SAT Success

5 Tips for SAT Success

Mastering the SAT can have tremendous impact on a student’s life, but it comes at a cost. Preparing for the SAT can be a stressful process for teens (because the stakes are high) and for parents ( . . .

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When Your Child Gets the Teacher Nobody Wants

What do you do when your child gets the teacher nobody wants? During my 42 years of teaching (at seven different schools), one phenomenon stayed the same: Every school had a few highly popular te . . .

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Education Directory - Spring 2018

Education Directory - Spring 2018

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions to make for your child. Our biannual directory features educational options from preschool through high school in a variety of learni . . .

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How to Volunteer at School without Burning Out

How to Volunteer at School without Burning Out

According to the nonprofit research center Child Trends, parent involvement in school is linked to better grades and fewer behavior problems in students, particularly for those in elementary school. P . . .

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5 Things Parents Can Do Now to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

5 Things Parents Can Do Now to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

It’s not uncommon for parents to wonder if children are learning and developing at the same pace as their peers. Many first-time parents have little understanding of what today’s kindergarteners . . .

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How to Nurture Your Child's Writing Passion Outside of School

How to Nurture Your Child's Writing Passion Outside of School

Away from home, or simply away from school, summer is an ideal time to nurture your child’s love of writing. Kids that normally balk at homework assignments and deadlines can relax and write what . . .

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So You Want to Start A Charter School Part 1

Xara Garden Charter School is a friendly, peaceful place. In the offices and classrooms of a small church in the Grantville neighborhood of San Diego, the one-year-old charter school has made its new . . .

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Discover San Diego's Landmark Central Library

Discover San Diego's Landmark Central Library

Looking for another great way to inspire your little ones to get reading? How about a visit to the Central Library (opened September 2013)? One of the first things you’ll notice when you visit the . . .

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Homework Help

Homework HelpHomework strikes fear in the hearts of many parents. When it comes to homework help, asking the right questions is more important than knowing all the answers. Use these smart prompts to . . .

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Homeschooling 101

The decision to homeschool can lead to some overwhelming questions like: How do you get started? What does a typical day look like? How do you keep toddlers from emptying the cabinets on a daily basis . . .

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12 Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher this Year

12 Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher this YearAs the kids go back to school, parents everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief…but don’t relax too soon. “Children whose parents are inv . . .

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25 Activities that Support Your Child in Math

25 Activities that Support Your Child in Math

Is math homework giving you a headache? Do you dread hearing the words, “I hate math!” While math may not appeal to some children, it is helpful to everyday living, and strong math skills can op . . .

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School Prep: Setting Your Child Up for School Success

The beginning of the school year brings new transitions and the fears that can accompany them. A child’s cognitive or speech delay can add to the difficulty if they cannot adequately express their n . . .

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Q&As from a Teacher

How to Stop Children from Being QuittersQ:     How can I help my third grade son who just gives up at the first sign of difficulty? What can I do to help him stop being a quitter? – C . . .

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parents

5 Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parents

Transitions from grade to grade can be challenging. Adding the stress of divorce—especially for newly divorced parents—can make a new school year even more nerve-racking for the entire family. C . . .

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How (and Why) to Maintain a Positive Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

How (and Why) to Maintain a Positive Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

The relationship you have with your child’s teacher affects how your child views school and education, which will impact his life for years to come. Use these tips to cultivate a positive working . . .

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Exploring the Common Core Curriculum

Exploring the Common Core Curriculum

The Common Core State Standards or CCSS (also referred to as the Core Curriculum) have been adopted by 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. These new educational standards will replace the N . . .

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