An outline of the core components that make for a high-quality early childhood education program.
Some common questions and answers on what preK is all about and whether it might be the right choice for your family.
For kindergartners, school is all about having fun and making friends.
This year, kids are getting ready to read and learn new skills through play.
Simple ways to get involved and make a difference for your child and the school.
This year, kids will learn to read and will begin to have routine homework assignments.
Observant 1st graders love to share their developing sense of humor.
This year, kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
Kids in 2nd grade become more independent at home and school and more selective about the friends they make.
Students in 3rd grade are meeting higher academic expectations and learning more complex concepts in school.
At this age, friendships and interests outside the family start becoming more important.
This year, teachers move past the basics and students are expected to apply what they’re learning.
Socializing with friends and getting involved in activities outside of school are a big part of being a 4th grader.
Language arts and especially math get harder this year, and students will be expected to manage their time more independently.
Kids of this age are seeking more privacy and independence, but they still need their parents to be involved and to set boundaries.
Students will be using more sophisticated thinking skills, interpreting and synthesizing the information they’re learning.
This is a year of transitions, from the physical and emotional changes of adolescence to the new environment of middle school.
Academic concepts continue to get more advanced, and students will really need to use their study skills this year.
The beginning of the teenage years is a confusing time for many adolescents—and for parents trying to understand their behavior.
Classes get tougher, but students still have time to strengthen academic and organization skills before entering high school.
In 8th grade, kids enjoy being the oldest students in school and look forward to the increased freedoms of high school.
Freshman year is about adjusting to high school and choosing an academic track.
Sophomores have more choices at school and may need help to stay focused.
Junior year is about preparing for college and learning to drive.
Seniors often struggle to stay motivated as they near the end of high school and look toward college.
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