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Four Tips for Teaching a Kid Spanish

Written by Reference Video on March 27th, 2017. Posted in Spanish curriculum for preschool, Spanish for preschools, Spanish storybook

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Fun fact: The United States has no official language. We are a melting pot of cultures and languages, and hopefully always will be. That being said, if there is any skill that your child will really benefit from, it is the ability to speak English and Spanish. Most Americans speak English, and Spanish is the next common (and also fastest growing) language in our fair land. If your child is bilingual, they’ll have better job opportunities, they’ll be able to communicate with 92% of the people they meet (versus just 80% if they only speak English), and their brain will become comfortable adopting new information, making their options endless.

It is far easier for a child to learn Spanish, while their brain is still developing and building a vocabulary, than it is to go back and pick it up as

How Does a Private School Education Help Children Learn?

Written by Reference Video on March 3rd, 2017. Posted in Best high schools in miami, Miami high school basketball, Why private schools are better

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Are there certain benefits of private school education over a public school one? The answer is not so clear as one would like, for the simple reason that there are over 30,000 private schools, serving about 5.3 million students from preschool to high school. There are even more public schools, and so the quality of each type varies greatly.

As private schools only account for about 24% of all schools, and only 10% of that number serves from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, the sample size is smaller than that of students attending the public schools. For example, private high schools are much smaller than their public counterparts by half. This information is important when looking at academic data.

If You Send Your Child to Day Care, It’s Important to Pick the Right One

Written by Reference Video on February 3rd, 2017. Posted in Daycare ft myers, Individualized infant care, Infant care bonita springs

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Early education is an important part of your child’s development. Whether your child goes to daycare full time or only gets a couple of hours a day in preschool, such exposure and stimulation is important.

About 40 years ago, more than half of all kids had at least one parent at home full-time, almost always the mother. These days, however, less than one-third of families have a parent at home full time. That means more and more kids are in day care. Many of those children are in a private home or with a relative, but about one-quarter of them are in some sort of organized care setting such as a child care center or preschool.

Numerous studies have shown t

Why Every Parent Should Be Enrolling Their Child in a Preschool Program

Written by Reference Video on January 28th, 2017. Posted in Back to school tips, Preschool palisades park, Things to look for in a preschool

Back to school tips

These days, a child’s education doesn’t start in elementary school — it starts earlier, in preschool. There are so many statistics that show that a good foundation in preschool can really make a difference in a child’s educational and social development. Academic preschool activities are fun, educational, and colorful, often using elements of games and crafting to educate and demonstrate lessons in science, math, reading, and developing motor skills. Your child will also be exposed to other children his or her age, learn to make friends and other social skills like sharing, working together, etc. Finding the right preschool can be a tough decision for many

The Endless Benefits of a Bilingual Child

Written by Reference Video on January 19th, 2017. Posted in Childrens homeschool spanish curriculum, Spanish curriculum for children, Spanish story book sets

Childrens spanish curriculum

Have you ever been in awe at a friend that could speak more than one language fluently? Have you ever wished you could apply for a dream job, expect that it requires fluency of a secondary language? Have you ever traveled, wishing you could understand what the locals were communicating? There are more benefits to learning a second, and even a third language, than you could ever imagine. Although picking up a second language may seem too difficult for you now, consider providing that gift to your child.

Easier to learn at a younger age A second language is easier to pick up when you are already learning the first. During the early school age years, young children are learning the different rules of the English language. They are learning meanings, dictations, and verb usag

6 Tips for Adult Students Going Back to School

Written by Reference Video on January 17th, 2017. Posted in B.a. in english, Bachelors of psychology, M.a in adult education

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Going back to school is a big deal, a big decision and will take a lot of work and effort. It can be very exciting but it can also be very stressful. There are a lot of good reasons to make the jump to get back into an academic program after some time away, however. Of people who have bachelors degrees, most say it has “paid off.” At least 83% of college graduates take this view of their degree. There are things the returning student can do to make the process go better, say experts in adult education at Rhode Island University. Here are some things these students can do to have a better experience.

  1. Set goals for your

How Preschool Can Shape Your Child’s Future

Written by Reference Video on December 28th, 2016. Posted in Academic preschool programs, Preschool leonia nj, Things to look for in a preschool

Back to school tips

Kindergartens are changing in terms of their expectations of children and their educational requirements. Quality preschool is increasingly becoming the norm, to help children meet the academic and social expectations they will have to fulfill. One of the most important things to look for in a preschool is whether it will provide the high quality education and readiness that children need before grade school.

New expectations in kindergarten
Kindergartens have changed completely in recent years and children are now expected to have a certain level of academic and social skills. Quality preschools are different from traditional daycares in that they now provide the skills that children will need in kindergarten.
Parents might worry that these new expectations place an a

Is Middle School a Good Age to Switch to a Private School

Written by Reference Video on November 8th, 2016. Posted in Best private school miami, Private school miami, Student athletes

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There is no magic age at which the transition from public school to private school becomes absolutely easy, but there are certain times when making the transition can benefit your child the most. Whether you are considering private school for your elementary student or middle schooler, or even a private high school for your child, know your child and understand their wants, needs and challenges. Around 80% of parents who send their children to a private school are happy with the academic standards the private school offers. Whether you are looking for a strong honors program or a strong athletic program, centering the school around your child’s needs can help make the transition go smooth.

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The 5 Things Every Parent Must Do Before Signing a Child Up for Daycare

Written by Reference Video on October 24th, 2016. Posted in Chicago daycare, Child care, Preschools

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When you decide to go back to work, it can be stressful to figure out what to do with your baby. While they are still so young, you may worry about your baby’s well-being at a daycare center, but rest assured, most of these places know what they’re doing. To find the best child care center, this is what you need to do:

  1. Do your research. Ask your friends or coworkers where they send their children to daycare, or even ask for a recommendation from your child’s pediatrician or preschools in the area. If you attend a mommy-and-me or other parental support class, ask the other attendees. There are chi

How Summer Camp for Kids Can Save the World

Written by Reference Video on October 23rd, 2016. Posted in Learning adventures preschool coral springs, Preschools in boca raton, Summer camp

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Every day the news bombards us with updates on the bleak status of the planet and the mess that this dominant species of ours has made of it. It is far too easy to get bogged down with all of the stories detailing war and violence, famine, natural disasters, poverty and inequality. And those are just the issues facing humanity directly, not to mention the rough shape that the environment is in, as natural habitats and entire species slowly disappear.

But the beauty that can be found in all of that mess is that while it was largely, if not wholly, created by the ambition in the hearts and minds of mankind, those same hearts and minds have the ability to create something better. And the major element that can start to turn things around is education.

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