As the age approaches when your special needs child will be starting school, you may feel overwhelmed while researching various schools and educational programs trying to find one that you feel will fit your child's needs. As you speak with each school or program, ask the following questions to help with starting your information gathering efforts. 1. What Is the Child-to-teacher Ratio? One of the first questions you might ask when speaking with the administrator or another representative from a particular school is about the child-to-teacher ratio. [Read More]
How To Get Your Basketball Season Off To A Good Start As A Coach
As a coach for youth basketball leagues, it is up to you to set the tone for the season for your basketball team. Before the season even starts, you need to be preparing for it by holding a parents' meeting and planning how you want your first practice to go. Hold a Parents' Meeting Before the season starts, you are going to want to hold a parents' meeting. In youth sports, parents are responsible for getting their children to and from practice. [Read More]
Getting Girls Interested In STEM: What Can You Do?
While STEM appeals to millennials, there is a strong need to pass enthusiasm onto the young female demographic. Considering the fact that STEM-- in all its versatile manifestations, like product innovations, data analytics, e-commerce and wearables, among other areas-- is the future of all facets of life, it is imperative for girls to become digital natives. So, How Do You Get Girls Involved in STEM Start Early All facets of learning are interesting for girls until they enter the pre-puberty age (8-10) where their interest in STEM begins to wane. [Read More]
How To Keep Your Children Safe After School While You Are Still At Work
Are you a single parent? Perhaps you are married and both you and your spouse work outside of the home. If you have children, you have probably already made arrangements for them to be safely entertained during the summer school break. However, you may still be trying to come up with a plan for this school year that is quickly approaching. From keeping your child safe at home to arranging for after school programs for your preschoolers, here are some ideas that might help you to plan ahead. [Read More]