In this day and age of social media and digital communications, it is easy for anyone to create what they consider “news.”
We live in an era where digital technology is growing at explosive rates.
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The practice of self-care as a family has many benefits, especially with the added lasting stressors that the COVID-19 put on all our plates last year.
Of all the things that happen at an Early Education/Child Care Center, perhaps the most puzzling, to parents, is the inconsistency of teachers in their child’s classroom. Why, you might wonder, can’t the same teacher be there all the time and also when you drop off or pick up your child. Well, wonder no longer…
Welcome to another academic year at The Elevon. We had such a great summer with fun water activities, playing outside, going for walks, coloring with chalk on the sidewalks, and so much more. We are very excited to begin our 2019-2020 School Year with the expansion of our School Age program as well as the addition of two more Infant classrooms. Our School Age program now serves Quarterfield, Oakwood, Severn, and Van Bokkelen Elementary Schools.
It will come as no surprise to parents that child care can be expensive – and in some states and cities excessively so. There are multiple reasons for this high cost, such as regulations regarding ratios of teacher to students (these are certainly necessary), inexperienced management (since most centers are run by individuals/families), lack of intelligent software that could help make operations more efficient, and, perhaps the most important contributor, need for continuous and intense efforts relating to staff recruitment/retention and turnover.
Should you start teaching your child the basics (numbers, alphabets, words) at the age of 4? How about 3? 2 maybe? 1 perhaps? Well, the answer is yes!
It seems that homework has recently become controversial – is it good or not? In reality, the debate has been around for a very long time. In the late 19th century, and very early 20th century, homework was considered “bad” and California even went to the extent of passing a law in 1901 abolishing homework...
“Boring” tasks are important to teach persistence and discipline in a world where children are exposed to a lot of high-octane video games, immediate gratification of all basic needs (hungry? Just go to the refrigerator and eat something – they don’t have to wait for a parent to go stalk a deer, kill it, skin it, then cook it), and continuous colorful and interactive toys...