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How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

March 2015
The Pre-K for PA Campaign

The Pre-K for PA Campaign

All about Pre-K for PA, an educational coalition campaigning for high-quality Pre-K access for all Pennsylvania children

July 2014
Play to Learn

Play to Learn

How parents can help kids play to learn, according to UDel's Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Temple's Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.

May 2014
Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

An early childhood education expert discusses current preschool trends in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware.

March 2014
Early Literacy Basics

Early Literacy Basics

Get babies and toddlers ready to read with simple pre-reading games.

January 2014
The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

July 2013
Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

July 2013
Great Kids' Summer Reading by Age

Great Kids' Summer Reading by Age

This children’s summer reading list from The Horn Book suggests great new books for kids for preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school students.

June 2013
Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

The first day of school is loaded with excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety. Here's how preparation can ease those worries.

August 2011
How To Build Writing Skills

How To Build Writing Skills

You can help your child become a better writer by helping him overcome common writing problems.

December 2010

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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

What overlap exists between these two diagnoses?

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Experts discuss the importance of identifying autism early and choosing the right therapy for your child to build toward future successes.

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The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

Go Skiing with the Kids

Go Skiing with the Kids

At what age can kids learn to ski? What about lessons? Should you rent or buy their equipment? Local ski experts answer your questions.

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Family Fun Features

Family Guide to Black History Month

Family Guide to Black History Month

A roundup of venues in the Delaware Valley where families can celebrate and learn about influential African Americans throughout history.

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Photo Galleries

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

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Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Secondary Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Mom Matters

Connect with Your Spouse

Connect with Your Spouse

Follow these tips to stay connected with your spouse, even when family and work obligations create distractions.

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Parenting

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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