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Tips for Picking the Perfect Preschool

Local experts agree: quality early childhood education is key. These three easy steps will assist you with choosing the right preschool.

Creative Activities to Spark Art Interest in Preschool Age Kids

Early learners are natural Picassos! Three Detroit educators who work with ages 0-5 offer ways to introduce dance, songs, stories, theater and visual arts.

Sparking Library Love in Your Child

Want your child to have a love for books? Here are four ways you can bring up a bibliophile.

Sesame Street Has Improved School Readiness for Generations

Big Bird and his sunny-day pals successfully helped prep their first generation of TV viewers for school, a new study says.

5 Top Preschools in Detroit

Excellent Schools Detroit's picks for strong Detroit schools for early learning.

Tips for Detroit Parents on Picking a Kindergarten

This crucial grade is the foundation of elementary learning. Here are some tips and insights for picking your child's school and why it's so important.

Assistant Teacher Ronald Jenkins Aims Be Role Model for Preschool Students

Preschool education wasn't in his plan, but the 24-year-old Detroiter has found his calling as assistant teacher at Little Scholars Child Development Center.

Director of Detroit Preschool Nurtures the Next Generation

From her unassuming house in the Brightmoor neighborhood, Zina Davis is running one of the best preschools in the city. There, kids are getting a five-star early childhood education - complete with lessons in self-love and meditation.

Hands-On Play Gives Preschoolers an Early Education Grasp

Fun and games that let kids ages 0-5 explore their natural world are a great foundation for school. Nurture it with snow, exercise, projects, books and tech.

Obama Proposes Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Address

In his Feb. 12 speech and Feb. 13 plan, the president shared a vision to boosting public pre-K access, particularly for kids in low- and moderate-income families. The details, especially money, are raising many questions.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

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.

What’s Happening at Cedar Point in 2020?

Cedar Point has reopened for the 2020 season. Here's what you need to know about visiting the park this year.

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

If you're a parent with the issue of a toddler getting out of bed repeatedly, you know the pain (and exhaustion). Learn what's going on and what to do.
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