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April 2011

Say Goodbye to Full Day Kindergarten, and Much More

Well, here’s something to make you sick to your stomach. The School District of Philadelphia announced its budget proposal addressing it’s projected $629M budget shortfall. The lowlights of the School District’s proposal–laying off 3,820 employees (including 400 administrators and 1,260 teachers + nurses, custodians and other ancillary staff, and elimination of full day kindergarten

Picking an Elementary School: Center City/Fairmount Parents Meetup 4/27

This Wednesday evening, I will be at Congregation Rodeph Shalom hosting a meetup for families of young children in Center City/Fairmount who are embarking on the elementary school search. Come, enjoy some pizza, learn a little bit about the process of choosing a school in Philly, and meet other parents in the same boat.

School Search: Not In Front of the Children!

You’ve got a 3, 4, or 5 year old running around who only has a very limited understanding of the world and what might be different between ‘kindergarten’ and the daycare they are already getting. How much, if anything, do you share with them?