Early education starts with choosing the right preschool. Here you'll learn how to do that. Plus, we'll teach you how to prepare your child for preschool, how to ease her transition, encourage friendships, make the most of play and learning time, and more.
Potty training isn't the only skill your child may need to know before heading to preschool. Here are a few important things you should consider before committing to a preschool.
Selecting a preschool that is a good fit for your child can be exciting as well as overwhelming. As a parent, you want to be confident that you decide on the right program, but how do you make the best choice? Here are some specific questions that parents should ask at any type of preschool.
Find out the key learning milestones of the preschool years and how you can help your child achieve them outside of pre-K.
If your child is starting preschool and having difficulty with the new routine, follow these strategies for saying goodbye without tears.
More and more students are being held back, but experts warn that the risks may outweigh the benefits.
Before your child starts preschool or kindergarten, be sure he's schooled in these basics.
The proper technique for teaching the lower-case letters k through o.
We asked Jan Harp Domene, national president of the PTA, to explain what stuff your little student really needs to bring on the first day of school.
Handwriting expert Lauren Stern explains the proper way to write the capital letters F through J.
Starting preschool is a big step for a child, and parents can play an essential role in preparing their little one for this new experience. Here are a few simple strategies to ensure a smooth transition.
Does your little one cry or cling to you or both as you're leaving the room or heading out the door? Your toddler may be experiencing separation anxiety. At this age, your child doesn't have a strong sense of time, so he doesn't know when you'll return. Learn how to identify signs of toddler separation anxiety in order to soothe away the tears.
Childhood experts agree: Attending a high-quality program prepares kids for kindergarten and beyond. But finding the best option for your child takes time and research. To get you started, we've answered your biggest questions.
Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf -- the preschool options seem endless. How will you ever be able to choose a program that is a good match for your child? Read on for information about a broad range of preschool philosophies and programs.
Learn why so many children are nervous about going to school -- and what you can do to help.
It's normal for young kids to experience separation anxiety, but you can make your little one feel comfortable without you.
Your adorable preschooler is just starting to learn about math. Watch how to help her learn the basics.
The correct way to teach your child to write the lower-case letters p through t.
The best back-to-school gear and clothing for little learners.
Entering a new environment can cause anxiety for children--and their parents. Find out how to overcome separation anxiety for a happier first day of school.
Your 3-year-old is facing new challenges at preschool -- and creating new ones at home. Here's what's going on in her young mind.