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everyday activities help develop independence needed for successful transition to kindergarten

Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

  • school readiness

Arizona kindergarten teachers share tips for how to nurture independence and self-confidence in your young child and help them be prepared for success in…

young child playing with simple toys

Best toys and gifts for young kids

  • play

Check out our interactive guide to free or inexpensive gifts that promote learning for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. (The best gift of all is quality time…

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Use summer to prepare for kindergarten success

  • school readiness

The first day of kindergarten is a big step for young kids. Families can use the summer to help make the transition to kindergarten easier.

Mom and daughter on slide

Quality time doesn’t have to cost a thing

  • parenting

Read the story of how an unexpected car repair bill led a single mom to realize that the best we can give our children starts with ourselves.

Children with special needs

If Your Child has a Special Need

  • special needs

Learn how to get help for children with disabilities or chronic conditions.

Starting-preschool

Starting Preschool

  • early learning

Find a preschool that will help your child get ready for kindergarten.

Starting-Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten

  • school readiness

Learn how to enroll your child in school and how you can help her succeed.

Fun food names for kids

Fun names can get your child to eat more vegetables

  • health and nutrition

​Children should eat a variety of colorful vegetables, but with most toddlers and preschoolers, that can feel like a hopeless challenge.​ Here’s some…

When kids get stressed

Keeping the peace: helping a toddler reduce their stress

  • toddlers

Loving communication and a clear process for dealing with stress can help prevent things from getting out of control.

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