Back to School: Things to be Grateful For

Getting a Guardian Bond

The first term back at school is a memorable rite of passage for many – the crispness of the autumn air as you walk towards the school gates, a reunion with friends and the excitement of starting a new year. If children are feeling daunted about the return to school, or protesting at having to attend each day, it’s worth remembering that there are many things to be grateful for- and many children around the world wish they could go to school but don’t have the opportunity. [Read more...]

Tips for choosing and saving on school essentials

School Supplies

September reminds us the summer has drawn to a close, the crispness of autumn in upon us and for many families it’s a time when life gets back to the normal routine, its back to school.

Most parents have spent the best part of the last six weeks finding ways to entertain the kids the final task to get them ready for the new term is buying the classroom school essentials.

Each year most kids like to update their school essentials and the choice is huge, with online and on the high street retailers boasting the latest, on trend options. This can seem like another expense parents simply don’t need, at time when you already have to buy new uniforms and sports kits; and with the effects of the recession still being felt, saving on your back to school essentials is key. [Read more...]

Springview Academy: Summerville, SC

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Location: Summerville, SC
Ages 6 weeks to 5 years
Ratios Lower than State
Phone 843-873-7100
Website www.springviewacademy.com
Additional Info… This is a new center in Summerville, SC. We have large classrooms with lots of lighting. We have a very loving and well trained staff. We have a literacy based curiculum. We offer many extra activities, competitive rates and NO fees. We have two large playgrounds. Our facility has a acsess control system. Come by and see what makes us different.
Director Name Colleen Kratz
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Little People of Mahopac: Mahopac, NY

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Location: 10 Bon Miller Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541-2217

Phone: (845) 628-0775

Website: lpccc.com

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A Place 4 Kids Child Care Center: Flemington, New Jersey

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Location: Flemington, New Jersey
Ages 4 Months thru 10 years of age.
Ratios Small class sizes
Phone 908-237-4525
Website aplace4kids.vpweb.com
Additional Info… Infant care, Toddler care, Preschool, Before and After School care, Kindergarten wrap around program, Summer Program.

State Licensed/State Certified
Se habla Espanol
Privately Owned and Operated

Director Name Linda Holzer
Email aplace4kids@gmail.com
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What We Don’t Know… Stats About the American Education Situation

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Here is a great collection of stats that prove we need to focus our efforts on the next generation instead of the war machine.

What We Don't Know

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Blue Ridge Montessori School: Asheville, North Carolina

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Location: 38 Sycamore Road, Asheville, NC, 28804
Ages 1 1/2 to 6 yrs
Phone (828) 281-0505
Website http://www.blueridgemontessori.org/

Kiddie Academy of Chester, NJ

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School Name Kiddie Academy of Chester
Location: 245 Main Street, Chester, New Jersey, USA 07930
Ages 6 weeks- 12 yrs
Email KidChest9@aol.com
Phone 908-879-9900
Website www.KiddieAcademy.com/chester

US vs the World – Very Interesting Information…

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US vs the World
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Last Minute Shopping for your Kids in a Tough Economy

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Here are some quick shopping tips when prices are high and the budget is low

For Infants, Babies and Toddlers:

Please remember toddlers have no concept of price and what they want! You could give them a shopping bag and they would play for hours! It does not make you any less of a parent because they own no leap frog toys! Try sticking with old fashioned toys like shape rings, wooden clocks, spinning wheels, board books, large puzzles, shape sorters, anything that has cause and effect sounds or lights!

For Preschool and School age Children:

Science experiments, Leggos, Kineks, Cars, Trucks, Planes, Barbies, dolls, are all reasonably priced. Does she really need Barbies Dream house when you can afford a cheaper doll house but place 4 barbies in it? Same with the fellas. They don’t need the super duper Monster truck for $150 dollars when you can get 40 hot wheels for  $10. Remember at the preschool age children will love whatever you give them. [Read more...]

Angels Playland Educational Childcare Center: Prairieville, LA

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Location: 16026 Airline Hwy, Prairieville, LA 70769
Phone: (617) 332-0886


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Burr Cooperative Nursery School: Newton, MA

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Location: 64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA 02466
Ages: 3-5 year olds
Hours: 6:30 am – 6 pm
Phone: (617) 332-0886
Website: http://www.burrcooperative.org/

Chesterbrook Academy: Chalfont, PA

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Location: 1000 Manor Dr
Chalfont, PA 18914-2225
Ages: 6 weeks – K
Hours: 6:30 am – 6 pm
Phone: 215-997-9085
Website: www.chesterbrookacademy.com


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Manhattan Day Care and Learning Centers: Manhattan, KS

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Address: 121 North Sixth St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 776-5071
Website: http://daycare.manhattanks.org/

St. Bridget’s Early Childhood: Jersey City, NJ

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Address: 370 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 433-5746