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Kindergarten

Ready for School?

It is almost that time of year again. Before you know it, your child is ready to enter their first year of school. Along...

Is Preschool Necessary for Kindergarten Success?

Understanding the benefits of preschool and how to best prepare your child for kindergarten As a teacher for over 33 years who has taught both...

Ready or Not? Kindergarten Start Options

Determining the appropriate start date for a child’s entry into kindergarten often revolves around a calendar day cutoff. However, while calendar dates are a...

Language-immersion programs

CHARTER SCHOOLS Arizona Language Preparatory is a trilingual K-6 school offering language immersion in English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. 602-996-1595...

Preschools

Early childhood education sets the tone for the rest of your child's education journey. The metro-Phoenix preschools in this special advertising section are committed...

Online schools in Arizona

Online schools appeal to students who need to catch up on credits, accelerate their education, need a flexible schedule or enjoy learning from the...

Charter schools

Charter schools first opened in Arizona in 1995. These tuition-free public “schools of choice” have opened new learning opportunities for children across the learning...

Gifted education resources

All Schools Considered 602-686-4480 • allschoolsconsidered.com Preschool through grade 12 education consultants will assist families living in or relocating to Arizona with finding the best school...

Public school districts

Open enrollment means that any school, in any district, is open to any family --- assuming there is space available and you’re willing to...

What to Do If Your Child Has Behavior Outbursts When Starting Kindergarten 

A child’s transition to attending school is recognized as an important moment in life and a developmental milestone. However it can be a tough transition...

All Things Kindergarten Q&A

What you need to know about age requirements, half day or full day benefits, early entrance, and more. Answers by: Erika Copeland, Queen Creek Unified...

Help your Anxious Child Prepare for Kindergarten Success

Kindergarten will be different than anything your child has experienced before and because of that there may be a significant level of apprehension –...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...