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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: […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    Unity Prep Charter School: Accepting 6th Grade Applications until April 7th

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention parents of 5th graders! Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn is accepting 6th grade applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Application deadline is at 5pm on April 7th.  This tuition-free public charter school located in Bedford-Stuyvesant opened its doors to sixth graders in the fall of 2013.  This coming year they will have 6th […]

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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest […]

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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon […]

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    Cassatt Studio Preschool in Carroll Gardens

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Great news A Child Grows readers! A great school in Carroll Gardens is enrolling students. The Cassatt Studio comes from a trusted name you may have seen on A Child Grows before- Sitters Studio.     “At Cassatt Studio Preschool children learn, grow, and blossom by studying Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Mendelssohn’s songs, and Sondheim’s […]

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    Apply to Pre-K: Because Your Kid Refuses to Get a Job

    by Sarah on 2/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      There has been so much hubbub surrounding Kindergarten applications this year, it’s might be easy for future Pre-K parents to feel neglected. Don’t worry, you too will have your chance to be put through the DOE ringer. One week from today marks the opening of the Pre-K application period, Monday March 3rd, 2014 to […]

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    A Valentine for De Blasio

    by Sarah on 2/14/14 | 6 Comment(s)

    As we celebrate Valentine’s day, I want show some love to our mayor. On the heels of his no-snow-day backlash, I think Bill needs some support. Was it gross out yesterday? Of course. Was it a “beautiful day?” Certainly not. Was it life in the Northeast in February? You get where I’m going. I’ve been […]

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    Kindergarten Application Deadline Extended!!

    by Sarah on 2/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Apparently even the DOE has a heart and couldn’t take the irony of ending the kindergarten application period on Valentine’s Day. My candy heart is aglow with words like “phew!” and “seriously?” What does it mean? You now have an extra six days to tour those last few schools you planned on blowing off; to […]

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    Montessori Info Evening February 27th: A new Montessori preschool in Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 2/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Are you dreading the preschool application process for next year? Have you heard about Montessori education, but are not quite sure what it is or if it would be good for your child? Invest two hours to get the inside scoop on a brand-new, high-quality Montessori program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers: LePort Montessori […]

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    Countdown to Kindergarten Registration Deadline

    by Sarah on 2/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Still haven’t logged on to Kindergarten Connect? Still stressing about all your choices (such as they are–teacher-center, proscribed, homogenous factories–but whatever)? Well, you have just over a week to get it done. The deadline for registering is February 14th, XOXO, the DOE. Assuming you like your zoned school, you really don’t have much to stress […]

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    (Sponsored) Protect Your Child’s GPA: Here’s how!

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      In an environment where getting our kids in to preschool can seem like a competition, making and maintaining good grades may feel like an insurmountable task for middle school kids and beyond. No matter their age, you may face a time when you need your child to have more access to academic help. What […]

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    (Sponsored) There’s Life Beyond Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you’re like most parents in Brooklyn, you’ve probably ricocheted between “should I stay or should I go” as your children age and the all-encompassing fear of finding a good school takes over. It’s probably safe to say most of us all struggle with the same fears of leaving vs. staying. Sonya W. Cronin, a […]

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    (Sponsored) Brooklyn Sandbox: A Great Start For Little Learners

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Being a member of a good number of local parenting groups, there are many questions that remain strongly on our parenting radars. One of those questions is where can I find a good quality daycare? With many mothers returning to work shortly after baby, this is a legitimate concern and often leads to an overwhelming […]

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    Kindergarten Applications: Why Being an NYC Parent Sucks

    by Sarah on 1/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    January 2nd. Back to real life. Now we see the saddest sight, the carcasses of Christmas trees lining sidewalks, grim remnants of tinsel tangled on their branches. It feels as if they should be shrouded, look away from our hideous consumption, our ability to dispose of symbols of faith and joy. Maybe I’m being a […]

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    NY Kids Club – Now in Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 12/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) The newest NY Kids Club is coming to Williamsburg! Located on the waterfront in beautiful Williamsburg Brooklyn, this location will open its door in January 2014 to a brand new, totally renovated state-of-the-art space. This NY Kids Club location will feature two premier classrooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a dance studio, a culinary institute, and an […]