Education: Kindergarten

8 Tips = Independent Kids

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Are you tired of tugging your child’s pj’s off and pulling tops over his head? Do you brush his teeth for him? Style his hair? Make an independent kid with our easy tips (and gain more time for YOU!)

Common Core: What You Should Know

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Following three years of implementation, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will take full effect in Tennessee next year when new PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Assessments for math and English are given to students in grades 3  – 11, replacing the TCAP tests in those subjects. Many parents still… Read more »

Arts Education for Kids

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Whether it’s visual art, music, dance or drama, the arts do much to nurture creativity and imagination in children. The following local institutions offer arts education for kids: Belmont Academy 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 460-6346 • belmontacademy.net Operated under the Belmont University College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Academy offers private instruction for all… Read more »

Kids Concerns & Kindergarten

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To help my daughter prepare for kindergarten, I encouraged the children in her preschool class to talk to me about transitioning to “big school.”

Successful First Days of School

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New teachers, new friends and new routines: the first day of school is loaded with fresh experiences, and for some children, anxiety, particularly for young kids or those transitioning to a new school.