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    Brooklyn Pre-school of Science: New Location Opening in Park Slope!

    by A Child Grows on 12/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The New York Times calls him the Rock Star of Science Class and you’ve probably heard of him as Carmelo the Science Fellow. Carmelo Piazza has a loyal and devoted fan base of parents and kids who pour into his after school programs and summer camps and book months ahead to celebrate their birthdays at […]


    AltSchool in Brooklyn Heights: New School Opening Fall 2015

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows is always excited to announce the opening of a new school in Brooklyn. We are still having babies like nobody’s business and sticking around longer to raise them in the city. More quality school choices, more after school programs, more activities and classes? Yes, please! Keep ‘em coming! AltSchool comes to us from […]


    What is BASIS Anyway? The Woman Behind BASIS Independent Brooklyn Explains

    by Sarah on 11/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Lisa Roth of Roadmap Brooklyn sat down with Rosalind Thompson, BASIS head of school, to learn more about what makes BASIS unique in the educational landscape.   BASIS Independent opened this fall in Brooklyn, the first of two private schools in an otherwise charter school operation. (The second private school is in San Jose, Calif.) The founders, Michael and […]

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    Brooklyn Kids Academy: A New Daycare/Preschool in Crown Heights!

    by A Child Grows on 11/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Great news for Crown Heights parents: Brooklyn Kids Academy is now open and accepting enrollment! This new daycare and preschool is located on Utica Avenue, one block north of Eastern Parkway, and provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. “At Brooklyn Kids Academy in Crown Heights, our teachers and administrators have […]


    What’s Up With BASIS Independent Brooklyn?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of you who may have noticed the Red Hook location of BASIS Independent Brooklyn still looking…well, a little undone, I’ve got news for you- it’s because it’s not done! That may not be shocking to learn but what may be surprising, is the fact that not only is BASIS up and running at the temporary 15 Snyder […]


    A Taste of A Child Grows in Philly: Stack That Paper!

    by Sarah on 10/23/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look. In her Editor’s Post Mollie Michel talks about Philly life and a great cause that is close to our hearts. A Child Grows in Philly is already mixing it up!   We hear it everyday […]

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    More Lunch Scraps Being Put to Good Use!

    by Deirdre on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My children have been learning about saving the planet and we try to reduce, reuse & recycle what we can.  We own a very large collection of reusable shopping bags that I ‘usually’ remember to take to stores.  We have variety of reusable sandwich pouches for their lunch boxes and our picnics.  I LOVE taking […]

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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

    by Deirdre on 10/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]


    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    by Sarah on 10/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   You attempt to leave for date night as your baby wails with eyes that are […]


    Registration is Now Open for G&T Testing

    by Deirdre on 10/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It is that time of year again!  Per the NYC DOE website the Gifted & Talented (G&T) Request for Testing period started Wednesday, October 8th and registration is open until Friday, November 7, 2014. Families with children who are entering K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade in the fall of 2015 in NYC can submit […]


    Fall is Not Just About Apples & Leaves!

    by Deirdre on 10/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Fall is here!  This time of year means apples, pumpkins, leaves changing and cooler weather.  For children in elementary schools and that are in 5th  grade it also means the Middle School application due date is coming up.  District Middle School Fairs have started and open houses are going at Middle Schools all over Brooklyn. […]


    The Back-to-School Blues

    by John on 9/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

        I’m sitting at my writing desk for the first time since late July. We spent most of August on the road, logging roughly 3,500 miles in a car, 12 states traversed, 50-60 friends and family members caught up with, hundreds of fireflies chased, dozens and dozens of pounds of August fruits and vegetables […]


    Can Your Kid Still Ride for Free? Get a Student MetroCard

    by Sarah on 9/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Now that school is officially in full swing and I have five seconds to take a breath and figure out when was the last time I had a full meal that wasn’t in bar form (and no chips and salsa at 11 pm doesn’t count). Now, I can start thinking about some of the details […]

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    First Day of Kindergarten

    by Sarah on 9/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I had a lot of expectations for my daughter’s first day of kindergarten. I foresaw a lot of tears on both sides, a lot of me putting on a brave face and then losing it on the sidewalk in front of her school. I envisioned a junior high scenario with other parents in a ring […]

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    How to Head Back to School With No Tears

    by Sarah on 8/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and soother of nerves, gives us the essential tools to prepare ourselves, oh and the kids too, for heading back to school.    A good beginning to your child’s school year can help the months ahead go more smoothly. Here are some ideas that can make a difference. Before school starts: […]


    Still Searching? Here Are More Open Pre-K Spots for Fall 2014!

    by Sarah on 7/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    More open pre-k spots for fall 2014 at PS 307 in Vinegar Hill are still available. Why were we so panicked again? Yes, there are seats. Is this exactly where you wanted to be? Maybe, maybe not. The real question is, does it matter? A good community is what matters most. The most important thing for your […]


    Butterfly in the Sky: Bring Back Reading Rainbow

    by Sarah on 6/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I know we can’t go home again. That any golden age is defined as such precisely because of its fleeting nature. And yet, the desire to recapture what is pasted is natural, particularly as we all get older, as we watch our kids hit stages of childhood that we clearly remember ourselves, we want them […]

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    Even More Available Pre-K Seats and How to Get One

    by Sarah on 6/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    According to DNAinfo, there are still 715 available pre-k seats in New York City. Some of those must be in Brooklyn (we hope?!). To achieve his campaign promises Bill De Blasio is set on getting as many New York City kids into pre-k as he can. Apparently, summer in the city means a long, protracted […]


    Why Doodling Is Good for You

    by Sarah on 6/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Kathleen Lucadamo, writer and mom, is gifted at finding the answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Get ready to be schooled. I’m a doodle addict. Circles, boxes and an array of lines fill any page I can find. If I’m talking to you on the phone, chances are I’m also doodling. […]


    Basis Independent Brooklyn- Where Did They Go?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows has some Basis Independent Brooklyn updates for you and some great news with it! We’ve featured them before and are thrilled to do it again because there are lots of new things happening including the development of a merit based scholarship program! If you’re familiar with Basis Independent Brooklyn, you may also […]


    Paper Moon Playgroup: Co-op Preschool in Park Slope Hosting Open House on June 3rd at 9am

    by A Child Grows on 5/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Paper Moon Playgroup is a half day cooperative preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds in Park Slope.  This program has a low teacher-student ratio, an outdoor play space, and teachers with both strong elementary education experience and unique backgrounds in theater and music.  The atmosphere is vibrant and fun with themed weeks and […]


    Demystifying End of the Year Teacher Gifts

    by Sarah on 5/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      As parents, the best thing for us to do is not to ask, “What do teachers want?” But what would we want? When buying gifts for people you don’t really know (and No, you don’t really know them) always get something you would get for yourself. I don’t mean that wireless drill that you’ve […]

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    Parents: Are You Saving for College?

    by Sarah on 5/08/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    I know you fear these words, this is the when you plug your ears with your fingers, start singing at the top of your lungs and visualize a golden bubble encasing you in its warmth and protection. I also know that as New Yorkers you are probably investing all your “extra earnings” in your rent. […]


    Top 8 Tips to Reduce Homework Stress

    by Sarah on 4/30/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      I recently spoke with Dr. Ashley Norris, assistant dean for the University of Phoenix College of Education, about the survey taken by University of Phoenix of 1000 full-time teachers of K through 12th grade. The subject of that survey? Homework. Homework seems to occupy a special place in our cultural collective psyche, somewhere in the […]

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    Get Down at InspireCorps Gala Event!

    by Sarah on 4/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get your dance on, while contributing to a seriously worthy cause. InspireCorps, a Brooklyn based resource that connects New York City schools with a network of artists, writers and musicians in hosting its first annual gala. Created by Stephanie Thompson in the summer of 2013, the InspireCorps mission is to expose youth from all backgrounds […]