Kinder Ready

By Amy Ball As a kindergarten teacher, I teach much more than just academics. I work to foster independence in children and help them become motivated students. Kindergarten is the year that will set the stage for their future as learners, and their social and...

Separation Anxiety

  By Denise Morrison Yearian Separation anxiety is a normal developmental stage for most children. It usually sets in between 6 and 12 months of age, and can last 2 to 4 months. For some toddlers, it reappears between 18 and 24 months and then gradually...

Horse Crazy

By David Cains The loyal, willing nature of the Arabian breed suits itself as the perfect family horse. With their affectionate personality, gentle demeanor and fondness of humans, these qualities also make Arabians a great horse for children. Here at Stonewall Farm,...

Parents Ask – Bedtime Battles

Q: My son is 4 years old and we have continual battles about going to bed. We have tried everything! Do you have any tips for making this routine easier?  – Tiffany, Phoenix A: Bedtime battles are a continual struggle for many families. As children gain their...

Joy in the New Year

By Christina Katz New Year's resolutions have become heavily commercialized. Messages coming from all directions would have you believe you are falling short as an acceptable human being in a multitude of ways. You are too poor, too unfit, too uneducated, too lonely,...

Education Poll Results

What 2018 could mean for education in Arizona The New Year represents a time of change. More than any other time of year, people are focused on reinvention and goal setting, and how to make the coming year even better than the last. Education is no exception. Last...

Teen Drug Trends

By Nora Heston Tarte   Once children hit middle school, the availability of drugs (both legal and illegal) skyrockets. A survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 13 percent of eighth graders have used drugs at least once in the past year. By...

Taming the Holiday Circus

By Christa Melnyk Hines Are holiday traditions, parties, volunteer commitments and shopping turning you into a frenzied ringmaster of a runaway circus train? For your sanity and for your health, put the brakes on the holiday rush. Here's how. Make a "Not-to-Do" list....

Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Preschool Steps

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 19

MIMkids Musical Adventures

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 19

School Skills Class

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 20

Petroglyph Discovery Hike

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 20

Dino Preschool Party

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


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