Category - Education

7 Things To Do While Waiting for College Acceptances

Education
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
School Challenges

For many high school seniors, December marks the end of the marathon college application season, an event that can span several years. Choices have been winnowed, tests have been taken, and essays have been written and sent. It’s a time to celebrate getting those applications done, and also a time for an uneasy limbo of waiting to hear back from the colleges. Here are seven things you can do to make the inevitable waiting time more pleasant and productive. Enjoy family traditions Try to appreciate your family life now, knowing that things will likely change once college starts. Enjoy a… Continue Reading


Posted by Susan Sachs Lipman on December 2, 2014

Public or Private Elementary School: Making the Best Choice for Your Family

Choosing Schools
Education

Public or Private Elementary School: Making the Best Choice for Your Family Choosing an elementary school for your child can be a daunting process. In the Bay Area, we have many choices, which is good and bad news. The good news is that there are many options and types of schools in both the public and private arenas. The bad news is that it takes a lot of time to research the options, many private schools are selective, and you don’t always get your first choice. Here are a few tips that will help you get started in the process… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on September 22, 2014

Preparing Your Sons and Daughters for Kindergarten

Education
School Challenges
Toddlers

True or false: The most important thing you can do to prepare your child for kindergarten is to focus on academics.  False. Contrary to popular notion, basic math and reading skills are no longer the only primary prerequisites to kindergarten readiness. While counting from one to 10, recognizing primary shapes and colors, and identifying letters of the alphabet are critical, most kindergarten teachers and early childhood experts now view the following areas as equally vital in assessing whether your child is ready to enter kindergarten: Self-care and motor skills: Can your child get dressed, go to the bathroom, carry a… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on March 10, 2014

Choosing the Best Early Childhood Education Program for Your Child and Family

Choosing Schools
Education
Toddlers

The results are in. Children who participate in quality preschool programs do better academically, professionally, and personally. A strong preschool program focuses on learning and development, teaching academics as well as critical social and emotional skills. To find the right environment for your child and family, begin with these initial questions: WHERE? Do I want my child in a home or school setting, full- or part-time? Home settings can be cozy, but caregiver credentials vary. California licensing requires a child to caregiver ratio of no more than 4:1 for infants, 6:1 for 2-year-olds, and 12:1 for 3- and 4-year olds… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on November 25, 2013

Public or Private Elementary School: Making the Best Choice for Your Family

Choosing Schools
Education

Choosing an elementary school for your child can be a daunting process. In the Bay Area, we have many choices, which is good and bad news. The good news is that there are many options and types of schools in both the public and private arenas. The bad news is that it takes a lot of time to research the options, and you don’t always get your first choice.  Here are a few tips that will help you get started in the process and make a decision that will work for your child and family. Start early!  If your child… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on August 27, 2013

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