February 2015 6
Across the United States, millions of working parents know that finding and accessing childcare resources can be difficult. While numerous studies have shown that high-quality early child education programs can help children become considerably more successful later in life, most people find themselves choosing childcare based on cost and other practical factors instead. However, that could soon change for families in New Mexico: a new program could allow more children to receive government-funded childcare assistance, the state’s latest step in preventing child abuse, neglect and other prevalent (more…)
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that kids get exercise every single day by participating in age appropriate activities, and some of the most important of these are playgrounds and dance classes. The CDC also recommends that children participate in aerobic activities at least three time a week, and as a parent this can be difficult to execute because it is hard to make sure your kids have access to children learning activities that serve this purpose. If you’re overwhelmed by this task as a parent, don’t worry, because many other parents feel the same way and don’t know how to get regular physical activities into their children’s lives.
Some of the best news about getting your kids into active lifestyles is the fact that you can incorporate ideas for indoor birthday (more…)
For many people, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in their skin is a priority as they age. Of course, short of a time machine, there is not yet a way to reverse the aging process altogether. Preventing wrinkles is much easier than removing them, and fortunately, there are many ways to preserve your skin’s smooth appearance for the future.
One of the easiest ways to prevent the formation of wrinkles is to avoid direct sunlight. While that may not sound like very much fun, UV exposure is the leading cause of skin wrinkling. If you must go outside on a sunny day, be sure to use adequate sunscreen, and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat for shade.
Another way to prevent wrinkles is to improve the overall health of your lifestyle. Getting adequate sleep and staying hydrate (more…)
Teaching special needs children with autism spectrum disorders has always been somewhat of a challenge. Children with autism have an array of special needs ranging from social and communcational challenges to an inability to tolerate certain sounds or bright lights.
To offer even more learning resources for children with autism, the Flynn Center in Burlington, VT is taking a unique approach.
On Sunday, Feb. 15, the performing arts center will turn down the lights and lower the volume for its autism-friendly performance of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The live-action stage performance will feature the same musical lessons about math, grammar and history (more…)
Given the numerous studies that have shown the positive effects of high-quality early childhood education, there’s really no debate as to whether the benefits of pre kindergarten or preschool exist. The question, then, is how to choose the best preschool program for your child. One of the best ways you can do that is by asking the right questions when you interview preschool directors. Here are five you won’t want to forget:
- What Is the School’s Educational Philosophy?
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the major educational philosophies that tend to influence preschools, such as the Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Waldorf (more…)
Online learning is a growing business. A 2013 report showed that more than 6 million people had taken at least one class online in the past year, and about one-third of all people enrolled in college take at least one of their classes online. There are some reasons why online courses are popular, and here […]
Religion and prayer are important to Americans, even if they don’t attend church regularly. For many people, reading the Bible is a way of coming closer to God, and to finding answers to the questions they face in their lives. To help them find inspiration, stores that stock discount Christian books provide the guidance they […]
Trade schools are on the rise in America, as more and more people decide that a four-year college is no longer for them and that getting a focused education path is more desirable. Factor in that the average trade school degree costs around $33,000, while traditional school can cost around $127,000, that means a lot […]