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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
Safe School Spot Check

Safe School Spot Check

Hallmarks of a safe school and classroom environment

October 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
Family Fun: Science Museums

Family Fun: Science Museums

Kid-friendly science museums in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey

November 2013
Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

August 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
Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

April 2013
Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

March 2013
Choices for Early Education & Care

Choices for Early Education & Care

Know your options, do the legwork and trust your judgment when you search for day care that matches your child.

March 2011
How To Find a Reliable Sitter

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

Trusting your children with a new babysitter isn't easy. How do you find someone you can rely on?

April 2010

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Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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Healthy Living

Kids and Therapy

Kids and Therapy

5 ways therapy helps prepare kids for life

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Reviews of the new children's books Noah's Ark and A Fine Dessert

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

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Music Reviews

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Kathy O'Connell reviews three new kids music CDs and shares her party playlist.

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Family Fun Features

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet the family behind Morgan's Magical Ears, which delivers buckets of goodies to kids undergoing surgery at CHOP

The Score: Sports Camps

The Score: Sports Camps

Sports camps for young athletes of all skill levels

How Camps Build Leadership

How Camps Build Leadership

How summer camps build leadership skills through games and activities they can't get at home or school

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Classes

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Education Features

School Trends

School Trends

The latest on school trends, including using technology in the classroom, the flipped classroom, outdoor learning and TWI dual language immersion

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Mom Matters

Sandwich Generation Moms

Sandwich Generation Moms

7 stress busters for moms caring for elderly parents and kids

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Solutions

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Parties

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

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Party Features

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

The charitable birthday bash is a party theme that gives back.

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

The half birthday party is a party idea whose time has come

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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Special Needs Parenting

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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