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Why is Holistic Education Important? Understanding What Students Need for Academic Success

By Julie Kucks Holistic education is a learning philosophy that believes students are people, not simply academics, and should thus be educated as a whole person. This means that developing a student’s social, emotional, and ethical wellbeing is the responsibility of a teacher, along with ensuring academic success. Holistic education has gained popularity in recent years as a response to the increased learning loss and school dropouts that have occurred ...
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Experiential Learning!

By Julie Kucks “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” – Confucius Imagine your child as a little one – they’ve just started crawling. Occasionally, they do a wobbly stand-up holding onto the coffee table. You just know in your bones that any day they’re going to take that first successful step on their own. And now imagine that you prop them ...
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Get CHP’s Top Tips to Help Your Child Set SMART Goals This School Year!

By Julie Kucks Setting goals is important. Research over the years has proven that setting goals improves self-confidence, instills a growth mindset, and builds skills in young students that are helpful in future career building. Some young students may be daunted at the idea of setting goals. This may come from a fear of failing to reach those goals or a difficulty envisioning future success. Whatever the reason, it is ...
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Public School Enrollment Down by 2 Million

By Julie Kucks Headlines this month declared studies showing that nearly 2 million fewer students have enrolled in public schools in the last two years. Two recent polls by Education Next found that public schools in America have lost 4% of enrollment in the last two years and that parents were reporting higher satisfaction with their child’s education when their child was enrolled in a private or charter school. Why ...
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Skills Needed Before Entering Preschool

4 Areas of Preschool Development Pre-Classroom

By Julie Kucks Every parent has probably said at least once, “My baby’s growing up!” It usually is a bitter-sweet feeling. There is a sense of loss as each stage ends and a new one begins. And there is a sense of pride that the baby turned toddler turned preschooler is passing through the appropriate phases of growth. But it sometimes can feel difficult to differentiate between the phases – ...
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