Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Teach Literacy During Temper Tantrums

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Effective parenting is often counterintuitive. My favorite time to teach early literacy is when a child is wailing or hopping mad. Sounds crazy, no? The idea of grabbing a pen and paper when a child is screaming, kicking their heels or simply crying because they miss mommy does seem odd at first.

Enrolling Now for Preschool and Kindergarten!

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YCIS Silicon Valley’s Preschool Program (for ages 2-5) provides a caring, nurturing environment where children experience the joy of learning bilingually in two world languages, Mandarin and English. YCIS teachers encourage children’s natural curiosity, wonder and exploration through an inquiry-based learning approach. Children thrive in a diverse school community that welcomes parents as active partners.

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

An Education at ISTP is More Than Just Language

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At the International School of the Peninsula, WE BELIEVE: * Careers are Global, Your Child’s Education Should Be Too. * Every Child Should Dream in Another Language. * Bilingual Learning is a Process of Inquiry, Exploration and Discovery. Come and see why an education at ISTP is more than just learning a language by attending a […]

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

Evaluation Checklist for Early Childhood Programs

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This comprehensive checklist should help you evaluate the quality of any preschool or childcare program that you are considering for your child. Some of these criteria will be obvious as you observe, and some of them you will need to ask the director or a teacher about. These are good guidelines to look for, but the most […]

An Education at ISTP is More Than Just Language

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At the International School of the Peninsula, WE BELIEVE: * Careers are Global, Your Child’s Education Should Be Too. * Every Child Should Dream in Another Language. * Bilingual Learning is a Process of Inquiry, Exploration and Discovery. Come and see why an education at ISTP is more than just learning a language by attending a […]

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

Benefits of a Bilingual Education

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Bilingual Education has long been the norm in much of the world, but is only recently gaining more interest and publicity in the US. Despite some states’ politicizing of bilingual education, several types of immersion programs have a solid history in the US, and it is very exciting to see interest in them grow. More […]

Harker Preschool January Admission Events

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Harker Preschool combines child-centered learning and teacher-guided explorations in a community rich with music, art, movement and nature. Here, our littlest learners stretch their thinking, deepen their focus, and develop the social, emotional, physical and academic skills needed to thrive in kindergarten …and life. From its beginnings in Palo Alto 1893, Harker’s mission has remained […]

Choosing the Best Early Childhood Education Program

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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. The PAMP Preschool Fair on November 3rd will help you navigate through this important decision. 

Book Roundup: New Beginnings for Rosh Hashanah

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Back-To-School is a time for new beginnings.  For the Jewish community, it is also a time to start fresh with a new year in the Hebrew calendar called Rosh Hashanah (this year starting the evening of September 4th).  On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world while dipping apples in honey to represent […]

Addressing and Overcoming School Anxiety

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 It’s become a morning ritual, one you’d rather not keep.  You wake your child for school, and immediately he or she begins complaining of feeling sick.  As the time to leave gets closer, your child’s symptoms become more intense … finally, you agree that he or she should stay home today.  Within hours, your child […]

Getting Ready for School

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Summers always go by quickly, so it is not too early to begin planning for your children’s return to school. Here are some ideas. Getting on Schedule If possible, transition your kids slowly from their summer schedule to their school hours and routines. One week before school starts, have your kids go to bed and […]

Finding Our Way to Homeschooling

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When my children were younger, I invested a considerable amount of energy into finding the best elementary school I could for them. At times this endeavor felt like a full-time job. In addition to the usual concerns over private vs. public school, educational philosophies and tuition costs, I had a persistent, nagging sense that our […]