Sending a child to school for the first time can be a difficult experience for parents – partly because it is rarely easy to watch a child move on to that next, important milestone, but also because many parents worry that they haven’t made the right decision. Is my child really ready to attend school? Will he succeed, academically, or have I set him up for failure by asking him to achieve things he simply isn’t ready for? Will she fit in, socially, or have I endangered her emotional well-being by expecting things she isn’t mature enough for?
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Parents Are Not Alone
Parents are not alone in their concerns. In fact, the U.S. government’s National Education Goals Panel made school readiness a primary focus of its annual Goals Report beginning in 1995, when it listed the topic first on a list of overarching goals for the United States public education system. In the report the NEGP – a panel of senators, representatives, governors and professionals – outlined the significance of readiness for kindergarten and elementary school and stressed the importance of access to a high-quality Pre-K program to prepare for it.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, educators are just as invested in child readiness as you are:
Real estate investing can be hit or miss, especially if you’re in a high turnover market like office buildings. As you build connections and long-term tenants bring in referrals, your vacancies will slowly drop off.
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Dry erase boards have become a tremendous part of our lives. We use them at work, at school, and even at church. As much as they have been helpful, they have also sometimes proven frustrating. As they age, or as we use the wrong cleaners, they can begin to look dingy or become inhabited by ghosts of images past. Many of them have to be replaced after only a couple of years of heavy use, and although they are sleeker than chalkboards, they lack the modern style many buildings deserve. Thankfully, glass dry erase boards can get the job done, and with additional benefits, both with functionality and in form.
Art easels are a staple of a well-rounded learning environment for early and late childhood. In addition to being quite fun for children, they also encourage children’s social interaction with educators and peers and their own creative self discovery. The simplicity of kid’s art easels allows for hundreds of different ways to foster children’s self expression. Here are a few ways to maximize your children’s own expression with classroom art easels.