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Looking for a Preschool? Here’s What’s Important.

Choosing a quality preschool is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child. Early childhood education plays a seminal role in cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. It prepares young learners for long-term academic and life success. But what should you look for when researching preschools in your area? Professor Deborah Stipek, former […]

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3 Tips to Connect with Your Child’s Teacher

Confession: I’m a total teacher dork and after a long break (which does seem to go by way too quickly) I love back to school time! As much as I am itching to smell freshly sharpened pencils, plan new exciting lessons, and set up my classroom, what I look forward to most is meeting my new little […]

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Investing in Early Childhood Education

This post is written and sponsored by Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool.There so many options for preschool, and the even bigger question – is preschool really that important? If you’re wondering if it’s worth investing in early childhood education, the answer is YES! But once you understand the importance of early education, it’s time to choose […]

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Summer Babies and Starting School

I have three kids that were born in the month of July. THREE. While we know how that happens, I can assure you that it was not planned that way. While it makes for a busy and fun month mid-summer, it also means we have to make the decision THREE times on whether or not […]

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Highly Effective Kindergartner

Summer break. Finally. Kindergarten was hard. Not for reasons that I expected. We were prepared for navigating the frustrations that go with learning to read and write, we handled the transition to a school schedule, and grew into this routine. It wasn’t that. So many school shootings it hard to even keep up. Watching as […]

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Summer Goals

The countdown is on! 7 ½ days! That’s it! And no…I’m not referring to the upcoming Royal Wedding (although I’m counting down to that too, and my DVR is already set). The paper chain in my classroom says it all – I only have 7 ½ more days of school! And while I have had […]

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Confession: I’m a Cafeteria Catholic Sending My Kids To Catholic School

I’m not a fan of the term Cafeteria Catholic, but that’s who I am. There are a lot of us, too! If you’re not familiar with the term, we’re Catholics who take what they like in the Catholic doctrine and leave the stuff they can’t stomach for someone else’s plate. For me, my belief in God, a higher power, something that is bigger than […]

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Giddyup! It’s Time for Kindergarten Roundup!

If you’ve listened closely throughout March, you may have heard the slight whimpering of moms mixed with the nervous excitement of kids. And no, I’m not talking about everyone’s feelings about spring break. I’m talking about something exclusive to the four- and five-year-olds and their moms. Yes, it’s time for Kindergarten Roundup! Now, I’ve been […]

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