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The Human Project: Our Philosophy on Bullying

Bullying has been a hot topic throughout recent years with celebrities and lawmakers rallying behind the cause, calling for a change in the way we treat people, particularly in the classroom and on social media. At this point, it has become the standard for every school to have a bullying policy in place. These approaches range from the 3 Strikes Policy to the Zero Tolerance Policy where students will face ...

Why the Best Students Need Art

Over the past five years or so, K-12 curriculums in the United States have shifted toward the Common Core, focusing on subjects such as reading and math. The questions is, do these new standards leave room for art in the classroom? There are certainly some who may consider the arts to be extraneous, but creative learning truly builds a strong foundation for child development. Learning how to work with your ...

5 Ways to Instill Gratitude in Your Child

Although the winter holidays are behind us, showing gratitude – for both adults and children – is just as important now than ever before. Here are five simple tips (effective year round) that can help instill your child with a life-long understanding of gratitude: Instill Gratitude in Your Child - Say "Thank You" One of the simplest, yet most powerful ways to help teach a child to understand, feel, and ...

3 Lesser Known Kid-Friendly Educational Things To Do This Winter In Central New Jersey

Are your kids slowly getting cabin fever and you need them out of the house right now? Yup, we feel the same way. Winter is tough on everybody. When it's cold outside, we tend to stay more at home — but there are many places where you can take your kids, have fun, and learn along the way! Aside from the usual suspects like the Liberty Science Center, the Turtle ...

Creating The Foundation For Life-Long Success in Preschool: Academic Building Blocks & Quality of Teaching

Life-Long Success in Preschool. In the past few blog posts of our series "Creating the foundation for life-long success in Preschool" we have explored how children learn at an early age how to follow a routine, take responsibility, and social skills. We also looked at 21st-century life skills and how Preschools can teach them. Today, we are concluding our series by examining early education from an academic perspective and how ...