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An excellent education is an extremely important factor in facilitating a bright future for your child. While college is a long ways away for parents with children in preschool, creating a clear path to success through education is vital to ensuring a child’s future success. For example, children who attend preschool do up to 21% better on kindergarten math and reading tests compared to children who do not attend preschool.
With that desire to create an early path to success comes questions of education quality. While public schools can offer quality education, there are incontestable benefits of providing your child with a private middle school, high school, or preschool education.
While private schools are knocked for their exclusivity, research suggests that a smaller school environment can signif (more…)
On Jun 16th, a toddler at a daycare in Chapel Hill, NC was left in a hot vehicle for several hours due to an oversight of one of the day care providers workers. To make matters worse, the center did not call 911, but brought the child to her parents after spending hours in temperatures upwards of 100 degrees with her soaked clothes in a bag. The parents allege that the daycare staff offered her coupons and freebies so that she wouldn’t call authorities about the incident.
While the little girl received medical attention and recovered, she was very lucky. This scenario is close to the worst nightmare of many parents choosing day care providers. Parents want to make sure that their children are receiving the best possibl (more…)
When your child’s birthday comes along, it’s an exciting time. It’s not only the time they become one year older, but it’s also an anniversary of the time you became a parent – and both deserve to be celebrated. But how, and where, and doing what? What are the best places to have birthday parties for kids?
Make it Age-Appropriate and Kid-Focused
Remember, there’s a difference between kid-chosen and kid-focused. You’re still the parent and you still need to make the plan. The best way to find places to have birthday parties for kids is to think of your child’s and child’s guests’ hobbies. Do they like art? Do they like to dance or act or be on stage? Which of their friends are they inviting and what needs and expectations do those kids (and their parents) have? To find the best p (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 […]