Education Directory

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 list of local public and private preschools, kindergartens, learning academies, tutoring clubs, charter, homeschool and private schools. Here is the most recent Education Directory. Below are articles, tips and resources to help parents guide children through various educational stages.

 

Back-to-School Wellness

Back-to-School Wellness

You’ve picked out a new lunchbox, sharpened a big box of pencils, and filled out the school emergency forms. While these tasks may be necessary to send children back to school, below are important . . .

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5 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time for Tutoring

5 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time for Tutoring

– Partner content by Firefly Tutors – Summertime is the perfect time for students to get tutoring. Tutoring is a great way to improve your academic skills and get ahead of classmates. School ma . . .

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Online School

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Online School

Partner content by Compass Charter Schools. Parents looking to change or upgrade schools are using different criteria than in pre-pandemic times. Compass Charter Schools’ Online Learning Program . . .

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Raising Avid Readers

Raising Avid Readers

Raising readers offers a host of cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional benefits, including language development, increased vocabulary and improved attention span as children learn to process em . . .

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Education Guide - Fall 2022

Education Guide - Fall 2022

Where (or if) to send kids to school is a big decision on every parent's mind right now. Our education directory features educational options in San Diego County with a variety of learning environme . . .

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Get Organized for the School Year

Get Organized for the School Year

It’s finally time to go back to school! Can’t you just smell those freshly sharpened pencils, San Diego? After a year of non-traditional schooling and disrupted routines, we have tips to help yo . . .

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Free Printable Back to School Sign

Free Printable Back to School Sign

The first day of school is an important milestone to celebrate. Keep your family's back-to-school tradition alive with a first-day photo of the kids! Choose which free, printable sign is appropriate . . .

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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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What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

Most of us know that people learn in a variety of ways — perhaps you’ve noticed kids who count on their fingers, prefer to read aloud or always write things down. But did you know that there are . . .

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Poetry Helps Kids Express Feelings Creatively

Poetry Helps Kids Express Feelings Creatively

The National Youth Poet Laureate Program partners with literary arts and civic youth organizations across the U.S. to offer regional Youth Poet Laureate programs and to identify and celebrate strong . . .

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Questions to Ask When Considering Private School

Questions to Ask When Considering Private School

It’s easy to conduct an internet search and find a multitude of links that list the best private schools in San Diego, but it’s important to understand that what’s best for one family or stude . . .

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Stress Busters for Kids Schooling at Home

Stress Busters for Kids Schooling at Home

Stress levels and anxiety in kids are at an all-time high. What can parents do to help? We recently interviewed Dr. Hilary Bowers, founding director of Behavioral and Mental Health Services at Child . . .

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25 Activities that Help Kids with Math

25 Activities that Help Kids with 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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Learning Pods 101: Tutor-led, teacher-led or parent-led?

Learning Pods 101: Tutor-led, teacher-led or parent-led?

The term “learning pod” (aka pandemic pod) has become a common household phrase in a matter of weeks. For every parent who is anxiously trying to figure out how to return to work while safely ed . . .

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Tips to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home, Part 1 of 2

Tips to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home, Part 1 of 2

With a number of possible educational scenarios this fall, the new school year will look different for everyone depending on school district, family decisions, parent availability and more. But one . . .

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Homeschooling Basics

Homeschooling Basics

You’ve decided to homeschool (or maybe have no choice)! As you prepare for your educational journey, keep in mind that there is no perfect way to homeschool. Every family has to do what’s right . . .

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Encouragement from a Reluctant Homeschool Mom

Encouragement from a Reluctant Homeschool Mom

The day my son’s sixth grade teachers asked why I’d chosen to homeschool him through elementary school, all my fears about homeschooling came rushing back. Were there giant gaps in his education . . .

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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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