Preschool has changed a lot over the years. At one time, most preschools were expected to be similar to daycare centers – in other words, mostly a safe place for parents to drop off kids too young for K-12 schools to let them play and socialize, but with some kindergarten preparation thrown in. However, as time went on, preschools have come to offer much more academic experiences. With kindergarten academic standards on the rise as well, choosing a preschool that will give your child an advantage in their academic life has become serious business.
Students preparing for the ACT often live in particular dread of the Science Reasoning section, fearing that it will demand obscure answers to complicated questions and sink their whole test score. But while the scientific portion of the test can be intimidating, it isn't designed to ruin your chances of getting into college. In fact, cramming scientific facts and figures may be the worst possible way to study for this exam.
Spring is the season when many schools begin to hold orientations for incoming kindergarteners and their parents. If your child is five or will be turning five soon, you're probably beginning to think about where your child may be attending kindergarten and how to prepare them. But is your child ready for kindergarten? It's not uncommon for parents of kindergarteners to complain that much more is expected of their child than was expected of them at that age, or even than was expected of their older children.
Getting a college education is the best way to develop a career that will help you have a secure future, and the colleges in the U.S. are among the best in the world. If you currently live overseas or have recently moved to the U.S., you may have a deep desire to attend college. In order to get accepted into a good college and be a successful student, you will need to be able to speak and write English fluently.
According to Center for American Progress, approximately 23 percent of all children under five years of age are cared for outside of the home – including in daycares or preschools. If you are a daycare mom or dad, you know how hard those first few days or weeks can be – but it does get better. However, what do you do if your otherwise independent toddler or preschooler begins melting down at drop-off?