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Featured: Science Fair projects – the roles of children and parents

By middle and high school, the expectations are that the students will do all of the work on their own. But what about elementary school students?

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Hershey Story Museum hosts history writing contest for 5th-8th graders

The contest is open to students in grades five through eight who are enrolled in a public, private or home school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County. Read More →

How families today are paying for college: national study

The annual report examines how families pay for college, how much they spent, and how they made their funding decisions. The average amount spent on college in 2017-18 was $26,458. Read More →

CCA unveils country’s largest educational aquaponics facility

Funded by a federal grant, the facility will provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a 6,100-square-foot, controlled-environment, agriculture center. Read More →

Is your math anxiety hurting your kids academically? New study shows an app will help.

In addition to bedtime stories, kids can benefit from some "bedtime math," especially if their parents have math anxiety, according to researchers from the University of Chicago Read More →

Lack of confidence drives girls’ under-representation in STEM careers: study

Half of high school girls are considering a career in a math or science field; however, nearly the same percentage do not believe that they are smart enough to do so. Read More →

Preschool & Childcare Guide 2016

Central Penn Parent produces a variety of supplements throughout the year, that are of special interest to parents. To browse our supplements online please follow the link below...

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Got flavored milk? Pennsylvania’s push to offer it in your child’s school

One study showed that when flavored milk was not offered on certain or all days of the week, there was a dramatic drop in students' milk consumption. Read More →

Safety tips for school lunches

Keep your kids safe at school mealtimes with these tips for packing lunches and making sure school-provided meals are prepared properly. Read More →

Preparing for the first days of preschool

Encourage your child to become independent with self-care skills such as washing their hands, wiping their nose, and zipping up their backpacks and jackets. Practice cleaning up around the house before schools starts. Read More →

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Mon 21

The Star Barn Village Christmas Light Drive-Thru

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 21

Won’t You Meet My Neighbor?

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Mon 21

Cabin Fever Hike

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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