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Moo-tisse

Perfect for preschool Picassos. Credit: Amazon
Keep your budding Basquiat clean and green with eco-friendly art smocks from 3 Sprouts, available in cow, monkey and frog designs. Made from nontoxic materials such as organic cotton, recycled n...

Choosing a Preschool: Let the Fun Begin!

Having fun is pretty easy for a preschooler; picking a preschool may be a little more difficult. Credit: Getty Images
Picking a preschool can be a lot like hitting a fast-food drive-thru: Does the school have enough fun toys to keep even the most...

Five Tips for Reducing Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Few things are more heart-wrenching than the sight of two red, scrunched-up little faces covered in tears, four outstretched arms and tandem howls of "Mama! Mama!" just before you say "I love you, have a good time at school!" and duck out the door. T...

The Goddard School: Encouraging Development In a Nurturing Environment

The Goddard School is a preschool franchise with locations in 37 states across America. The first Goddard School opened in 1986 in Malvern, Penn., as the Goddard Early Learning Center. Two years later, Anthony A. Martino formed Carousel Systems with ...

Safety First: Keeping Kids Healthy

The term "safety first" means that being safe is the first priority when performing a task. Freedom from danger, risk or injury is foremost in whatever activity is being executed. In order to insure "safety first," one must know basic safety rules...

Preschool Teachers Sickened By Pot Brownies

Buyer beware: Brownies you buy at bake sales might be more than you bargained for. Credit: olya, Flickr Snack time got a little crazy at one Los Angeles preschool when a teacher there bought brownies laced with marijuana from what she thought...

Blind Students Learn Alongside Sighted Classmates

A new way to look at teaching blind children. Photo: ABC News
For children who are visually impaired, going to preschool often means being separated from their sighted peers. Attending special schools with adapted curriculum and classrooms, th...

Preschool or prep school?

Do you and your partner argue about educating your kid? We do. My husband taught elementary school for nine years, and he saw a lot of kids who couldn't count to 10 or spell their own names in first grade. I know that shaped his views, but we still d...

American kids suffer from a learning gap?

My wife pointed out this very interesting article about a woman's experience trying to get her five-year-old daughter into a kindergarten in London -- Nancy Zuckerbrod's family is moving across the pond. It turned out that her daughter Olivia was wel...

Potty training deadlines

Is it ok to set potty training deadlines? I mean for ourselves as well as our kids. Way back when it seems children were potty trained pretty quickly. Now, common wisdom holds you wait until the kid is at least three or that each child takes as lo...

Talking to children about death

"Where's your grandpa?" my three-year-old asked me one day, looking at a picture of my grandfather, who passed a way a couple of years before she was born. I could see that my five-year-old was looking at me intently. We've had this discussion before...

Drunk mom tries to pick up kid

A Reno, Nevada woman showed up at her daughter's preschool "grossly intoxicated" and demanded her daughter. When school officials refused to release the girl to the woman, she went on a rampage, smashing a window with a brick and assaulting the schoo...

Code Blankie - call for backup

Don't get between a kid and his blanket. Not unless you want the cops raining down on your day care center. Okay, not really. But, police did respond to an emergency call at the Willows Child Learning Center when a parent and a teacher got into an ar...

Russian nursery's take on extreme fitness

Imagine putting your kids into kindergarten, only to find out that teachers are stripping your kids down and forcing them to run in the snow...practically naked. Then, just to toughen them up a little bit, they pour a bucket of cold water on their he...

Frustrated by fundraisers

I had no sooner entered the preschool parents' orientation when I was hit with information about school fundraisers. There was a donut sale in the fall, artwork orders during the holiday season, and an auction in the spring. Oh, and the monthly pizza...

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