Sponsored Scoop: Manhattan Kumon Centers

By New York Family

Help your child dive into advanced math & reading with $25 off registration

kumon Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, is offering a special 50 percent discount on registration to New York Family readers. Just use the code NYFAMILYWEB2014 at registration! The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. We believe it can help your child, too. At Kumon, your child will build skills that lead [more]

All Toys Are Not Created Equal

By Renee Bock

An educator from Explore + Discover daycare breaks down the best toys for early childhood learning and development

blocks As new parents we are inundated with pressure to buy this season’s most popular toy, whether it is a new Disney princess doll, a talking Elmo, or the latest chatting cell phone. It can be overwhelming, as we try to do our best to zero in on the toys that provide fun and deep learning, toys that grow with a [more]

Education News: Universal Pre-K

By Mia Weber

Mayor de Blasio recently sat down for a round-table discussion with teachers and bloggers about the changes coming to New York City’s Pre-K landscape

BpOV0skIgAABN_Y Last Tuesday, June 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery, attended and participated in a round-table discussion on the Mayor's universal pre-K goals and programs (a top priority of de Blasio's administration). The discussion with educators, administrators, and bloggers (including Amy Oztan of Selfish Mom, Isabel Kallman of alphamom, and New York Family's [more]

New York Family Partner: The Heart Of Learning

By Emanuelle Block

With An Accomplished New Head Of School, An Innovative STEM Curriculum, And Expansion Into Pre-K, The Alexander Robertson School Looks To The Future, While Continuing To Provide A Warm And Inclusive Learning Environment

Young learners at ARS Walking through the cheery corridors of the Alexander Robertson School (ARS), with its art-splashed walls and archways and colorfully-tiled floors, one can’t help but feel the joy of a school where learning is celebrated and students and staff are engaged and energized. But is the feeling a matter of visitor’s luck or the true essence of the school? Sally Wheeler Maier, [more]

A Guide To New York City’s Best Private Schools (Part 1 of 2)

By New York Family

When You’re Ready To Do Your Homework, There Are Many Good Schools To Discover (Schools A-K)

Alexander Robertson School Alexander Robertson School Editor's Note: For part 2 of "A Guide To The City's Best Private Schools," which includes listings L through Z, click HERE. Edited by Emanuelle Block If there’s a “secret” to applying to private school, it’s chiefly this: do your research with the goal of identifying the schools that you think would truly be the best [more]

A Guide To New York City’s Best Private Schools (Part 2 of 2)

By New York Family

When You’re Ready To Do Your Homework, There Are Many Good Schools To Discover (Schools L-Z)

The Mandell School The Mandell School Editor's Note: For part 1 of "A Guide To The City's Best Private Schools," which includes listings A through K, click HERE. Edited by Emanuelle Block If there’s a “secret” to applying to private school, it’s chiefly this: do your research with the goal of identifying the schools that you think would truly be the best [more]