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What does the NAEYC seal of approval mean?

The NAEYC sponsors a challenging accreditation system to help parents identify high-quality preschools.

Necessary moves

A moving survival guide for families relocating in tough times.

Navigating the system: New York

Live in or around NYC? We did the homework to help parents make informed choices about the area's schools.

Navigating the system: Washington, DC

Scoring a primo school in the nation’s capital can seem as daunting as erasing the national debt. Yes, it’s tough, but these insider tricks just might save you.

The ABCs of picking a preschool

"But they're so little!" Ready to send your wee one to school? Keep panic at bay by learning why preschool's worthwhile, how to find the perfect one, and mistakes to avoid.

10 good reasons your child should attend preschool

"But my child is so small!" Yes, they're still wee tykes, but a high-quality preschool is designed to set up young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success.

Core Knowledge schools

Is a Core Knowledge school right for your child? Learn what this rigorous academic program is all about and the pros and cons it offers students preK to 8.

The inside scoop on Montessori schools

Is a Montessori school right for your child? Get the lowdown on this child-centered approach to education.

Is a Waldorf school right for my child?

Learn what supporters, and critics, say about this unique, child-centric program that favors creativity and hands-on learning.

Health and the hood

Is the newfangled American dream (yes media room, no main street) hurting the very families it is designed to protect?

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