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Helping Your Preschooler Prepare for Kindergarten

The pandemic has disrupted preschool for so many kids. You can still help your child prepare for kindergarten at home with fun free activities from Build Up Michigan.

Skills Every Preschool Student Should Be Working On

Academic skills are only half of what preschoolers should know. Here's a checklist of the other skills that every 3- to 5-year-old should be working on.

What Age Do Kids Start Preschool? And Other Top Preschool Questions – Answered

What age do kids start preschool? How much does preschool cost? You've got questions about preschool and we've got answers.

When to Start Kindergarten: The Pros and Cons of Early and Late Entry

What's the right time for your young child to start school? Metro Detroit early childhood experts weigh in on when to start kindergarten.

A Nurturing Neighborhood Preschool

Families looking for a preschool that provides exceptional care and customized curriculum for children can look no further than Childtime.

Teaching Younger Kids How to Have Thick Conversations

One of the most impactful ways to prepare children under 3 for the rest of their lives is talking to them in 'thick' conversations. Here's a look at how to do it.

Gilden Woods Program Director Melissa Joyce Works for the Hugs

This 15-year early childhood expert supports teachers and staff daily to ensure the best possible education for their young students.

Preschool Site Visit Checklist

Making a site visit is one of the most critical steps of finding a preschool. Here is a preschool site visit checklist full of questions to ask and things to observe.

Why Intergenerational Learning Works Well for Kids and Seniors

A new trend is finding more schools incorporating senior citizens into classwork. Find out why intergenerational learning is taking off – and its benefits.

4 Tips for Kindergarten Parents Before the First Day of School

Feeling a little overwhelmed about sending your kiddo off? A metro Detroit teacher spills her tips for kindergarten parents before school begins.

Preparing Kids for Kindergarten

Looking towards that first big step into school? Detroit education experts offer five insights into preparing kids for kindergarten.

Free Preschool for Low Income Families in Michigan

Kids in families at lower income levels may qualify for preschool through the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program in Michigan. Learn more about preschool for low income families here.
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Family Fun Things to Do At Home This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while you're staying safely at home with your family? Check out our list of fun online virtual events happening this weekend — and any time!

10 Examples of Patriotism That Parents Should Teach Their Kids

What should American children know about our country, and how can parents instill patriotism for kids at their home? Teachers share these 10 examples of patriotism.

Cedar Point Hours, Ticket Cost, Rides and More

America’s Rockin’ Roller Coast is set to open on May 14, 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip with the kids.

Toddler Getting Out of Bed Repeatedly? Here’s How to Stop It

Get some much-needed rest with these expert tips.
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