Game On! What Happens When Kindergarteners Play Board Games
The brainchild of founder Eva Moskowitz, Gamesday is new this year and happens at all Success Academy elementary schools every Wednesdays: Blokus in kindergarten, Monopoly in first and second grade, and Settlers of Catan in third and fourth grades.
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
Tips for Moving Schools
When faced with a move, one of the main concerns for families is selecting a new school. During the school year, children will spend more hours at school than at home each day, making this decision of utmost importance. The right school can ignite a passion for learning, improve self-confidence, and provide positive social interactions. Your school will be the place you spend time as a family and where friendships will develop. Choosing the Right School Begin by creating a list of the things that you value. Consider any special needs, opportunities for athletic and arts development, academic rigor, and then seek to find the best fit for all children in the family. Preliminary research should be completed online to help narrow your choices to your top two or three schools. A few…
5 Tips for Surviving Preschool
The preschool years are an exciting time for both parent and child. Between 3 and 5 years of age, children begin to develop their independence, form frie...
Humboldt Unified School District
Current 7th Graders! Early registration for next year's Washington DC trip is happening right now. Register before May 25th and receive a discount on the trip, and you'll also receive a discount on...
How is data changing the pharmaceutical industry?
From BioPortfolio: For more than a decade, analysts and industry insiders have discussed the potential impact of data in…
Toddler Montessori...What are the benefits?
Many working parents are looking for a safe and healthy environment for their very young children. Options for child care are limitless and varied in what they have to offer a young child. However, current research shows us that the most crucial part of a child's development happens in the unconcscious absorbent mind, from 0-3 years old. That bei...
When To Start Swimming Lessons
Watch more videos on parenting preschoolers - goo.gl/xU9W5m Nicole Hill, MA, Behaviorist and Swim Instructor, shares advice for parents on what age is...
Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development
New research shows shared music-making with toddlers may have benefits above and beyond those of reading.
Our Favorite, Easy Hair Tips
Great hair doesn't require hours of work every day. Leave the hard lifting to us when you come in for your appointment. In between appointments, though, there are really easy, simple hair tips you can do to keep your hair happy and healthy.