Author - Candice Blansett-Cummins
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From casual conversation to heavy TV ads, the 2020 presidential election is unavoidable and your kids are likely drawing conclusions. Let’s explore how to make election season educational, and hopefully less stressful, for kids* of any age.
What do they already know? What have they heard from friends, at school, on TV and online? Kids may or may not realize that elections have the potential to change their lives. Assess their knowle...
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We just want the best education for our kids, right? There are many ways to define “best” and there are choices — they just require thoughtfulness and planning, sometimes years in advance. Online CPS resources define which options are available for your student. What you won’t find at go.cps.edu are guidelines to help you decide which path is right for your student and family.
What’s your family’s tolerance for pressure?
The stress associated with testing and applic...
I'm a parent like you and I’ve had to choose a summer camp for my own kids a zillion times. With so many options available, how do you know when a summer program is the right fit for your child and family?
A word-of-mouth reference about a program is a great start, and there are lots of great camp guides out there. Regardless of how you hear about the camp, make sure it's licensed as a Children’s Activities Facility. Being licensed as such means all staff who are present with your chil...Posted on March 17, 2017 at 9:29 AM
After you figure out which activities sound interesting, how do you pick the right one for your child? A word-of-mouth reference about a program that is new to your family is great, but when you don’t already have the inside scoop, here’s how to get it.
What to check ahead of time...
In Chicago, all children’s programs require a Children’s Activities Facility license ensuring that staff have passed a State Police background check and the facility has passed Fire and Buildi...