FRIENDS' CENTRAL SCHOOL:
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Five Keys to Finding an Extraordinary Nursery Program for Your Child

Posted by Andrea Dominic Lubrano on Apr 13, 2017 9:57:51 AM

Beyond Academics

LS-kids-running-sm.jpgHappiness is key--happy students and happy teachers are at the core of a strong Nursery program. Nursery School is a child’s foundational school experience, and the best Nurseries will start by creating a classroom that welcomes students and their families into an environment that is loving, safe, and fun. Classrooms should be filled with opportunities to build academic and social skills through play and hands-on learning. When researching and choosing a Nursery School, parents should look for a program that partners with families to raise confident, creative, collaborative, and kind students who will have the tools they need to move into their school years confident, curious, and ready to learn.

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Topics: Child Education, Nursery School, Lower School

What's for Lunch? A New Look at Healthy Eating at School

Posted by Lisa D'Orazio on Apr 7, 2017 9:52:11 AM

Now more than ever, parents are conscious of words like “organic,” “healthy,” and “gluten-free” when it comes to their child’s lunches. It can be difficult, not to mention costly, to provide nutritious, farm-fresh, and also tasty lunches for children on a daily basis.

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Topics: Lower School Food Program

What's Real and What's Not: How to Teach Children to get Beyond fake news

Posted by Mary Fran Torpey on Mar 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In today’s media landscape, it seems more important than ever to analyze where information is coming from, whether it is accurate, and how to respond to it. There’s a growing anxiety about fake news and its influence on us and our children. Is there any information we can trust? Let’s take a moment to take a deep breath. If we build and reinforce good basic media literacy skills, for ourselves and for our children, we shouldn’t have to worry about falling prey to fake news.

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Topics: Internet, News, questions, Fake News, Child Education

How to Beat College Application Deadlines: An Expert Weighs In

Posted by Grant Calder on Jan 27, 2017 4:15:00 PM

In January and February, a number of colleges contact high school college counselors with headings such as “Scholarships still available at ____ University” or “We’ve extended our deadline!” In fact, I’ve received some in the last few days. 
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Topics: Insider, College, College Rankings

MLK Day of Service - A celebration in Photos

Posted by Lisa D'Orazio on Jan 20, 2017 4:15:00 PM

 

Each year, Friends’ Central School honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in hours of meaningful community service projects. This year, over 300 students, parents, and alumni/ae participated in MLK Day, making it a true “Day On” for the Friends’ Central community.

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