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Questions to Ask When Comparing Nursery Programs

Posted by Friends' Central School on Jan 22, 2018 4:08:38 PM

Enrolling your child in a nursery school program is an exciting new chapter for you and your family. At the same time, there is a lot to think about!

From church or synagogue programs to free-standing nursery programs and daycares, there are lots of programs to choose from, and many parents spend a lot of time evaluating the nursery programs available to their children. Every parent wants to choose the program that is the best fit for their child and their family. But compiling a shortlist of nursery programs is relatively easy so long as you ask the right questions; narrowing that list down to a final selection is much more challenging.

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider Independent School

Posted by Friends' Central School on Feb 24, 2016 4:47:11 PM

The joys of independent school might surprise you. Here are 10 reasons to think again about choosing an independent school for your child.

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7 Reasons Great Schools Don't Teach Advanced Placement Classes

Posted by Friends' Central School on Nov 24, 2015 1:56:32 PM
Many top high schools do not teach AP classes. Below are just seven of the many reasons why.

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Letting Children Play May Be the Best Class of All

Posted by Friends' Central School on Oct 23, 2015 4:47:37 PM

From the morning news to the increasingly ubiquitous blogosphere, the messaging that more is more never stops. It is a seductive message that is leading educators and parents to value rigid pedagogic methods, overly structured environments, and an excess of programming. The pressure many parents feel to over program and to enroll their children in educational environments that rely on highly structured learning, risk all of us losing sight of the power that play possesses in shaping our children and their futures.


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Can Schools Create Leaders?

Posted by Friends' Central School on Oct 9, 2015 4:02:17 PM
On chromosome 11 there is a gene associated with leadership. Variants of this gene enhance sociability, conscientiousness, and courage - traits we associate with leaders. But a few strands of protein are not enough to determine the course of a life. Genes may set the stage, but true leadership is a passion as well as a trait, one that can be developed and nurtured through education and opportunity.
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