Preschool Curriculum

In preschool, your child will start learning the ABCs, colors, counting, and more. Arguably the most important learning will be in the form of socializing and making friends. She'll learn how to share, and use words to work out conflict with others.Here we offer information to parents who want to understand more about preschool curriculum.

Should Your Child Repeat Kindergarten?

More and more students are being held back, but experts warn that the risks may outweigh the benefits.

Why Preschool Matters

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.

What Your Kid Will Learn in Preschool

Find out the key learning milestones of the preschool years and how you can help your child achieve them outside of pre-K.

Your Child from 34 to 36 months: Learning & Feeling

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.

6 Types of Preschool Programs

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.

Handwriting: Lower-Case Letters k through o

The proper technique for teaching the lower-case letters k through o.

Conference Time: What to Ask the Teacher

Michele Borba, EdD, a former teacher and mom of three, has worked with hundreds of school divisions and PTA groups. She recently offered insight on our Community Boards about how to maximize your parent-teacher conference time. Here is her advice.

Is Your Child Ready for School?

Consider the pros and cons of waiting another year when your child is on the young side.

Handwriting: Capital Letters F through J

Handwriting expert Lauren Stern explains the proper way to write the capital letters F through J.

Handwriting: Lower-Case Letters p through t

The correct way to teach your child to write the lower-case letters p through t.

Handwriting: Capital Letters U through Z

How to teach your child to write the capital letters U through Z.

How to Prepare Your Child For Preschool

The first day of preschool can be overwhelming. Make the transition to school easier by working on your munchkin's social and learning skills before he sets foot in the classroom.

Your Kid's Preschool Teacher Probably Barely Earns More Than Your Manicurist: Report

According to a new report from the Department of Education, preschool teachers make woefully little money despite being so important to our children's development.

Advice from Preschool Teachers

Preschool teachers are often fabulous at nurturing independence, cooperation, patience, and self-control in young kids. Why? They've developed an arsenal of tactics for dealing with kids of every possible personality. And they don't get bogged down by mommy guilt. Here are their classroom-tested tips for solving common behavior issues like getting little kids to share, listen, clean up, and more.

Your Preschool Questions, Answered

Attending a good program gives your child a significant academic advantage. But the number of options can be overwhelming. We've got answers to your most pressing questions.

What Kids Really Learn in Preschool

It's much more than circle time and sharing.

Preschool: 8 Things You Need to Know

What to do when, and what your toddler needs from his preschool.

Handwriting: Teaching the Proper Grip

Tips and tricks to help your child hold a crayon or pencil the right way.

Handwriting: Lower-Case Letters a through e

Handwriting expert Lauren Stern offers tips and tricks for teaching the lower-case letters a through e.

Handwriting: Capital Letters A through E

Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting expert, shows how to form the capital letters A through E.

Handwriting: Lower-Case Letters f through j

A look at the proper way to form the lower-case letters f through j.

What Your Child Will Learn in Preschool

Preschool allows your child to practice her interpersonal skills and learn in a variety of ways. She'll spend most of her day playing and doing activities.

Handwriting: Capital Letters K through O

The proper technique for forming the capital letters K through O.

Handwriting: Capital Letter Basics

A look at the four basic shapes that make up capital letters and how to help your child get started.

Handwriting: Capital Letters P through T

The correct way to teach your child to write the capital letters P through T.

Handwriting: Learning Low-Case Letters

Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist, explains how to get your child ready to learn lower-case letters.