How to find the best preschool for your child

Once you decide your child is ready for preschool, it's time to find a good program. It pays to start your search early. Some families – especially ones who live in big cities – apply to the best schools as soon as their child is born. We kid you not.

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Daycare apps notify parents about everything their child does

I didn't know daycare notification apps were a thing until my youngest child started at a new center this spring. I was asked to download an app called Kidscare and soon began receiving detailed accounts about his day. Everything from the meals he eats and how much, to when he sleeps and uses the potty is recorded, along with occasional pictures.

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3 ways to make recess better

When you're locked in a school all day, recess is a major event. Lots of studies suggest that recess isn't just fun (not that fun isn't worth it). Playing outside is healthy, helps kids concentrate and teaches them perhaps the most valuable thing they learn in school: how to get along with other kids. But for the most part, teachers leave recess up to fate.

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