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Education: Preschool

Read to Your Baby!


Goo goo, gaa gaa — absolutely! Read lots of books to your little one to teach communication.

Common Core: What You Should Know


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


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 »

What kids REALLY learn in preschool


A child’s first experience into the group learning environment is absolutely loaded with life lessons. Make sure you make the most of the sponge-like brain your little one has during this period of life!

Successful First Days of School


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.