The Balanced Curriculum – Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

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After a year of disrupted education, researchers are studying the long-term impact on younger children and how long it could take for them to recover both academically and social-emotionally in the classroom. Educators agree that preschool is even more essential than ever to address developmental delays and best prepare them for successful transitions to kindergarten.…

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Broadway was dark during the pandemic, but lights remained bright at Montclare

In March of 2020, Covid dropped the curtains on live theater and darkened the screens at multiplexes, but the doors to creativity remained open for a certain group of four-year-olds on New York City’s Upper West Side. The Montclare Children’s School’s annual film festival proceeded as it has for the last six years, producing student-written,…

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What parents need to know about Covid’s impact on kindergarten readiness

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As New York’s rate of COVID infection drops and the percentage of vaccinated New Yorkers increases, state and city governments have released their plans to reopen. On the tails of Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that New York City will fully reopen on July 1, 2020, Broadway announced its curtains will rise up once again on…

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20 Positive Parenting Techniques for Early Childhood

Parenthood can sometimes seem like a series of experiments designed to test your patience, resilience, and emotional bandwidth. Learning about different parenting styles and techniques will equip you with the skills to navigate each challenge to your best ability. Whether you are well into parenthood and desperate for a change or are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…

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Why Is Play So Important for Kids?

The importance of play is often underestimated, but it’s an essential part of children’s development. It’s not just a way for them to have fun and fill their days, it teaches them important life skills, pushes their imagination, and helps them to understand key concepts and lessons. We take a look at exactly why play…

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7 Nutrition Books for Kids to Teach Healthy Habits

Do you have a picky eater? Does your child prefer junk food over vegetables? Is it a struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods? You are not alone! Many parents have a hard time getting their kids to enjoy healthy foods. However, we’re here to tell you it isn’t impossible! One tip to…

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7 Children’s Books About Self Esteem

Is your child shy? Does s/he have low self-esteem? Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best children’s books about self-esteem that teach courage, self-love, and acceptance. Pick out some books to read to your children so they can learn more about cultivating higher self-esteem! Check Out these Children’s Books About Self Esteem to Read During Storytime!…

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