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.

 

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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Education Directory - Fall 2018

Education Directory - Fall 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 Find the Right Preschool

How to Find the Right Preschool

Choosing the right preschool is an important decision for parents. For some, it will be the first time a stranger will watch and care for their child. Here are tips to help make the right decision.C . . .

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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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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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Farmers Markets Offer a Bounty of Learning Opportunities

Farmers Markets Offer a Bounty of Learning Opportunities

Going to farmers markets on a regular basis puts fresh, seasonal produce at kids’ eye level. They start to notice that foods vary week by week and learn what’s in season. This offers an opportunit . . .

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The Preschool Years: The ideal time to introduce a second language

The Preschool Years: The ideal time to introduce a second language

Studies show that when children learn a second language, there is a boost to cognitive growth, creativity and critical thinking skills. Bilingual children also tend to be more empathetic and open-mi . . .

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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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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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Your Child's Education: You Have Options

Your Child's Education: You Have Options

When it comes to being a parent, perhaps one of the most important responsibilities you have is to provide your child with a quality education. The good news is, parents have numerous educational op . . .

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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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How to Manage Child-Teacher Conflict

How to Manage Child-Teacher Conflict

“I hate my teacher,” *Elora, 9, declared to her mother. But, when pressed for details, her mom says Elora buried her head in her knees. So she tried a different approach. “I engaged her in a f . . .

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A+ Parent Teacher Conferences

A+ Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents usually fall into different categories when it comes to parent teacher conferences. Some love to spend time with their child’s teacher, talking about what is going well and brainstorming s . . .

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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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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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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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Could Online Education Be Right For Your Child?

Could Online Education Be Right For Your Child?

In recent years, we have come to see the benefit of customizable education. More and more colleges and universities offer online or accelerated programs, and there is no end to the availability of o . . .

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Homework Help: Apps and San Diego Tutoring Services

Homework Help: Apps and San Diego Tutoring Services

Every student needs homework help at some point—sometimes more support than a parent can provide. Here are six educational apps that offer homework help (most available on iTunes and Google Play), . . .

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