What to do this summer to prepare your Kindergartener for school

As we move into summer you may be wondering what kindergarten will be like for your child and how to prepare him or her. Looking at pictures from last fall makes me think back to when our kindergartners first started. Their parents, being

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A Quick Guide for the First Day of Kindergarten

It’s August.  Congratulate yourself – the big decisions are over with and you’re almost there.  You spent a lot of time choosing a good school, and you’ve made the most of your summer by reading to, counting with, and enjoying

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Deadlines Passed For Independent School Enrollment? What do I do now?

You are thinking of looking at independent schools for your children. You search online, and after an hour, you’ve learned that there are tons of amazing choices and that you have missed all the deadlines. Seriously – this isn’t college,

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5 Questions To Ask At An Information Session

If you are considering independent school for your child, the time to be looking is now.  With so many choices for Kindergarten in Baltimore, it can be dizzying.  Having a few decades of experience and three very different children, I can

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Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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Three Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

After a particularly difficult phone call, where I had to explain to lovely parents that their bright son is not ready for kindergarten, I need a little therapy, so I spend an hour in kindergarten. I am reminded that typical

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Ten Steps to Choosing a Kindergarten

What I love about Baltimore is that your high school is more important than your college. The question, “Where did you go to school?” is not about ivy league universities, but names equally powerful – the cadre of independent Baltimore

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