Helping Kids Stay Cool, Calm and Collected

Whether your child is exposed to the news of yet another school shooting, is entering a transition year — such as going to kindergarten, middle school, or high school — or is just nervous about starting a new school year, it’s more important than ever to support them with coping skills.

A Mindful Mission: Social-Emotional Learning in Schools and Beyond

Studies show that when students are more emotionally grounded and supported, they are able to engage more effectively with their learning. That’s the charge behind social-emotional learning (SEL), rolling out in academic and after-school programs around the country.

Fun Tips for Building Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness

Summer solstice has passed, and you know that means: it’s time for back-to-school. As a parent, there is a lot you can do between now and the first day of school to help set them up for a strong, comfortable transition and year.

For a Comprehensive Education: Think Globally, Act Locally

At Colorado’s International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, whole-world perspective enriches the whole child.

Making Music: Time, Tunes and True Grit

Sean Kemp teaches music to students from morning to night at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont. Sondra Blanchard juggles over 1,000 musical instruments students can rent at HB Woodsongs in Boulder. At Classical Tones in Broomfield, Alena Kamchatna works with all age levels from 5 years old to college bound. Ask any of them why they work so hard to teach music to young people and they will answer as Sean does: “Because it’s worth it.”

A Scientific Approach to School Success

A Scientific Approach to School Success

An elementary and middle school education that prioritizes science and technology offers much more than a solid understanding of photosynthesis, fluency with computer programming or the spark that launches a future astronaut into space.

Tips for Choosing a Private School

Tips for Choosing a Private School

From facilities that stress classical education tenets from ancient Greece and Rome to schools catered toward those with a creative bent, the field of private education abounds with options for students and parents who are seeking a specific direction in their education.

What to look for in a day care

What to look for in a day care

A high-quality early childhood program not only promotes children’s safety and well-being, but also supports their growth and development.

How to help students who struggle with anxiety

How to help students who struggle with anxiety

Is your child exhibiting anxiety about going to school? They’re not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4.4 million children are living with anxiety.

How Does Your Child See the World?

How Does Your Child See the World?

As children grow, their eyes change quickly. Careful attention to a child’s eye health can help catch problems early, while their eyes are still developing.

The Difference that Faith Makes in Education

The Difference that Faith Makes in Education

Faith-based education can help children understand the larger picture, helping enable them to understand, discuss, and confront global problems for the common future.

Classical Education: Taking cues from the wisdom of the ancients

Classical Education: Taking cues from the wisdom of the ancients

The Twin Peaks Classical Academy in Longmont specializes in a classical approach to education, with a mission statement that stresses “the foundations of virtue and character,” and “building cultural literacy through a content-rich curriculum in an encouraging environment.”

Early Childhood Education: Inclusivity Lifts Up Everyone

Early Childhood Education: Inclusivity Lifts Up Everyone

You’ve likely heard of and your child’s preschool probably practices inclusive early childhood education. Three local educators help us understand it better and how it benefits not just kids in the classroom but their families, too.

Early Childhood Education: A Crucial Step in Lifelong Learning

Early Childhood Education: A Crucial Step in Lifelong Learning

We all learned last year that early childhood education best happens in person. Yet what makes early education crucial to a child’s emotional, social and mental development, and – for parents who are concerned that their children may have missed out during the pandemic – how can educators help our littlest ones become lifelong, joyful learners?

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