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Basic Math with M&Ms

This fun sorting activity will help your child develop basic math concepts. Have your child sort M&Ms by color, making groups or rows of each. Have your child count the number in each group or row and decide which has the most and which has the least.

Well Read: Books for Back-to-School

Perfect school-related books for children of all ages. These titles are sure to get your child ready for the first day.

You Don’t Like to Read???

One of my favorite authors says, “There is no such thing as a kid who doesn’t like to read. They just haven’t found the right book yet.” Finding the right book for kids is a challenge, but consider it a mystery instead of a fight. Just think of all those books out there, waiting for the “right person” to find them. Here are a few to get you started:

Navigating your teen’s college plans

It’s difficult to predict what is going through the mind of a 17-year-old high school student. Many are thinking about the newfound freedom that comes with obtaining a driver’s license. Some might be thinking about who to ask to the prom, others simply wonder where they will be chillin’ this weekend. Few are probably seriously thinking about their college search. But now is the perfect time...

Top 10 Signs of a Great Preschool

If your child is between the ages of 3 and 6 and attends a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten program, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggests you look for these 10 signs to make sure your child is in a good classroom.

Homeschooling & Socialization: The Kids Are Alright

A lot has changed in the 15 years since Jill Oles began homeschooling her kids. The educational option has gathered not only strength in numbers but in diversity as well.

Ugh! Must be the money

Ugh! Must be the money

Overnight trips, banquets, varsity jackets and wrestling singlets do not pay for themselves. And in many cases, the Carlisle School District can’t pay for those things either....

Choosing the Right School -- What Are Your Kids' Educational Options Here in Central PA?

If you're trying to make some tough decsions about which educational path is right for your child, our annual Education Report can help.

Kohl's to Award $10 Million to Schools

Kohl’s wants to inspire students and school supporters to dream big about what their favorite K-12 school could do with half a million dollars. Today through September 3, visit www.facebook.com/kohls to share what your school could do with the funding, cast your votes, and get more information.

Choosing Child Care Checklist

Increasing evidence has emerged to show that children's learning opportunities in the years before kindergarten have an important effect on their performance in school and ultimately their ability to contribute to society as adults. The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning provides this check list to help parents find the quality child care providers, such as those participating in the Keystone STARS program...

 

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