Education: Preschool

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A Day in the Life of a Preschooler

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Think your preschooler is just having fun with glitter and glue? Think again! A good preschool offers a carefully planned program, where every activity is aimed at developing your tot’s fullest potential.

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The Montessori Way

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Learning how play — rather than sitting at a table for long periods of time under the watch of lecturing teachers — is actually beneficial to children.

Choosing a Preschool for Your Child

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Picking up my 2-year-old from her Parents’ Day Out last spring, I was shocked when her caregiver asked if she’d be entering their preschool program in the fall, just after her third birthday. How did this happen so soon? Could I possibly have a child ready for school? Suddenly, it seemed my husband and I… Read more »

Prep for Preschool

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You may be lucky enough to have a spot for your child at the #1 preschool in town, but will she be ready when the time comes? And, what exactly does “ready“ mean today?

Enrichment is Everything!

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From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »

Beyond the ABCs

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All kids learn the cute little song, but that doesn’t mean they know the alphabet! There are at least six other things your preschooler needs to know about those 26 letters before thinking about reading.

Choosing Childcare

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For moms and dads, the decision to place their child in the care of others is enormous, and finding a place that offers top-notch care is crucial. Here’s how to find a fit that works for your family.

The Power of Pretend Play

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Wait! Don’t panic when your child plays doctor with her stuffed animals. It’s a normal and healthy rite of passage. Leslie Kramer’s 4-year-old daughter, Georgia, enjoys playing with dolls. Scratch that. She is obsessed by it. Her two favorites, Cha Cha and Miss Piddy, go with her everywhere – on errands in the car, out… Read more »

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