Education

What is school readiness?

All parents are aware of the importance of school readiness. But, what exactly is it? And, how can you prepare your child? Teacher Perspectives on School Readiness In a recent study conducted by Bright Horizons, elementary school teachers shared their views on what they believe to be the most... Read More

Spring Break Camps

Looking to keep the kids busy during spring break? Here’s a list of fabulous day camps for all kinds of activities. It’s not too late to sign up so register now!   Available from March 27-31 Elk Grove Park District Spring Break Camps Elk Grove: 847-437-9494 www.elkgroveparks.org For preschool... Read More

Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters’ summer vacations.... Read More

Sign Up for 2017 Summer Camps Now!

Here’s a list of summer camp options throughout the Chicagoland area. See our links at the bottom of the post for more camps in your area. Don’t forget to ask about early bird savings if you sign up now. Sponsored by: Des Plaines Park District   Actors Gymnasium Summer Camps 847-328-2795 www.actorsgymnasium.org... Read More

Preschool Information Fairs 2017

Are you looking for the right preschool for your child? Save time by attending an information fair at your local library. You can learn about a number of local preschools and talk to their representatives in one setting. Many of the events also include information from your area’s childcare... Read More

To Camp or Not To Camp?

To camp or not to camp? That is the question. The summer months can often create a lull in a child’s learning, which can prove detrimental to their skills. In fact, the National Summer Learning Association states that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational... Read More