January 15th, 2015

What do colleges want to see teens accomplish in the summer?

As we speak throughout the year with college admissions officers, we hear most often that an experience that challenges a teen personally, getting them out of their comfort zone, is important. Some of the greatest challenges students face when they enter college are group living, problem resolution and time management. Anything a teen can do […]

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January 15th, 2015

If my child has special needs, how do I evaluate options?

Finding the right summer camp fit is even more paramount when a child has a special need, be it social, emotional, academic, behavioral or medical. First, the philosophy and programming must be considered; the base of any good camp choice. Then parents must dig deep and ask intentional questions about their child’s need(s), how they […]

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January 15th, 2015

How do I know my child is ready for overnight camp?

Camp readiness is a combination of a child’s maturity, independence, outgrowing day camp; as well as peer and parent discussions. Oftentimes children want to do more activities when they come home from day camp; which means parents need to entertain them in the evening when they themselves are tired from their long day. They also […]

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July 17th, 2011

My daughter just turned 3 and seems to be bright as she has been reading for the past year and seems to enjoy it. However, when she was born she had some fluid in both of her ears and this went unnoticed for 1 year…

My daughter just turned 3 and seems to be bright as she has been reading for the past year and seems to enjoy it. However, when she was born she had some fluid in both of her ears and this went unnoticed for 1 year. At 1 year we had tubes put in but then […]

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July 17th, 2011

My child is taking the second grade Bracken™ for NYC. Do you have those questions on your site?

All kids are given the same Bracken™ test for NYC.  Older kids are expected to answer more questions than children applying to kindergarten.  We do have Bracken™ questions and they are the same for children entering kindergarten as they are for kids going into 2nd grade.

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July 17th, 2011

My child is taking the OLSAT in 6 months. How far in advance should we start practicing? Since the test is so far away, I don’t want to overdo it.

Six months out is the ideal time to get started with your prepping. Many parents start earlier. Here’s why getting such an early start matters. If you start early and your child does really well on everything, then you can back down and wait until the six weeks before the test and do daily practice […]

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