August 03, 2020
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February 09, 2020
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5 Ways Art Classes Can Expand Your Child’s Mind

Being a visual artist, maybe I am a bit bias and consider art more important for kids than some other parents. Today, it seems that sports seem to take precedence over everything else. I understand the importance of children being active and physically healthy, but someties I think that the arts get the short end of the stick. With art, there are no rules, […]

5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

By Sara Sykes, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent pre-K to grade 12 school in Summit, NJ “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions I receive from parents as an elementary school teacher. And while there are many factors that go into determining […]

New Pre-K Option Coming in 2020

Summit, NJ – Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic, independent school in Summit, New Jersey, has announced a new, full-day pre-K program to open in the fall of 2020. The Little Acorns Pre-K @ Oak Knoll will engage students to spark their creativity and critical thinking, while fostering spiritual development, independence and self-esteem. “In the tradition of Holy Child […]

Thinking About an All-Girls Private School? Check This Out.

Is an all-girls upper school right for your child? Here’s your chance to explore the idea and learn more about an all-girls school experience. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is having their Upper School Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Saturday, November 16 at their beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey. During the open house, parents and students […]

College Prep for Parents

Looking for tips as a parent on how to navigate the whole college process? I found this article in USNews and found it very helpful in taking away some of my anxiety: 8 Strategies for Starting Your College Application Process. Here are 3 great take-aways from the article: 1. It’s never too soon to start visiting college campuses to […]

Best Towns in New Jersey List

New Jersey Family just released a list: “Best Towns for Families 2019.” Surprisingly, our town of Westfield came in number sixty-two! To determine rankings, NJF looked at every municipality in the state with a population of more than 1,500 and measured them against key factors like schools, housing and  others factors that make life easier, like accessibility to hospitals and […]

A Summer Camp Your Little Ones Will Love

Our favorite preschool, West Side Nursery School, in town is offering 4 terrific camps for kids this summer. My kids and Karen’s loved these camps when they were young enough to go. If they could, we’re pretty sure they’d try to lie about their age so they could sneak back inmfor a week. We loved that the camps were fun […]

5 Ways Art Can Help Your Kids

Check Out These Art Classes for Kids at Visual Arts Center In case you don’t already know, I got my BFA at Pratt in Brooklyn. So maybe I consider art a little more important for kids than some other parents. I love the feeling that making art gives me. And I love sharing that with kids and […]

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