A few weeks ago on the night before our son started kindergarten, we read a book as a family called On the First Day of Kindergarten. Even as I read it to him, I knew none of it was...
On March 12th, my kids tumbled off the school bus for spring break. I don’t have any photos from that day. I looked, but only found a collection of screenshots on my phone. An article I texted to my...
Whether in-person, online, or hybrid learning, be sure your child is challenged by using his or her executive function skills as school resumes this fall. At Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, we believe it's never too early to start introducing...
At the end of March, a team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence launched a survey to help learn about the emotional lives of teachers during COVID-19. In a span of just three days, they received over 5,000...
This fall as students head back to class it will unilaterally be a new and different experience for kids and parents alike, with most schools choosing an academic hybrid model. While change can feel daunting and uncertain, there are...
Returning to school will look very different this year—from new safety protocols, to online learning, and varied attendance schedules, it is a new experience for all of us. Preparing ahead of time can help ease some of the stress...
The food we eat is part of who we are, part of our culture. From hamburgers to falafel, the dishes we grow up eating tie to our families and our cultures. Regions of the world eat different foods based...
At New Horizon Academy, our teachers use classroom cooking activities to promote learning, and you can, too! Please visit our website https://newhorizonacademy.net/look-and-cook to access the recipes. We understand cooking with your child takes a little more time, a lot more patience,...
Yesterday I masked up and went into a store. And right there by the entrance stood a display that gets me excited each summer - bright, colorful teacher supplies. I'd normally load up my cart with bins and pencils...
“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes sparkling!” ~Shanti If you’re like most people, your summer plans have been dramatically altered. Cancelled sporting events, camps, vacations, and gatherings...
Let’s face it, we’ve been doing a lot from home these days—working, schooling, virtual play dates and more. We all could use a little break. Starting June 8, YWCA Minneapolis is offering safe and responsible summer camp options at four...
To All the Distance Learning Parents at Home, You’ve been asked to do it all. Your job. Your children. Your partner. Your family. Your dishes. Your dog. Your health. Your community’s health. And now your children’s schooling. Everyone is calling...
At New Horizon Academy, we provide an essential service for our families, now more than ever. We understand that we are all in this together, so in addition to supporting the families already enrolled in our schools, our schools...
Research tells us it is never too early to start reading to children.  From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become readers. Children need between...

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