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After School Programs: Expectations vs. Reality

  When surveying members throughout various communities, there were some interesting assumptions and expectations regarding what after school programs mean to them.     Expectation: After School Programs are just a babysitting service. A majority of people surveyed said that they expected after school programs to be a babysitting service where, at best, the child …

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3 Parenting Tips For A Successful School Year

  1. Our attitudes can make or break the experience!  It is easy to feel surmounting stress or anxiety when you realize that it is the beginning of August and school starts in a matter of weeks! Did all of the back-to-school shopping get done? Am I ready to get back to making school lunches, …

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Should You Worry About the “Summer Slide”?

What is the “Summer Slide”?  “Summer Slide” is the concept that during summer break, students may lose some of their academic gains from the previous school year. This has been especially notable in lower-income areas, where access to educational supplies and reading materials may be limited. Research has shown that children can lose up to …

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