Since opening its doors in 1983, The Parish School has been on a mission to educate and empower kids with communication delays and learning differences across the greater Houston area. Now situated on a 17-acre hill country summer camp-inspired campus, the nationally-recognized special needs school offers students ages 2 to 12 a nurturing nature-based learning environment, complete with an on-site pediatric therapy clinic that helps children to truly thrive.
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Looking for something to make your child's birthday feel extra special this year? If you're scaling down the festivities, it's the perfect time to go big on the cake. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the five boroughs to find the New York City bakeries crafting the most mind-blowing confections.
These birthday cakes are scene-stealers in their own right and pair with whatever party you've got planned, from alfresco celebrations in local parks and playgrounds to social-distancing ready soirees and simple at-home shin-digs.
Whether you want a twist on a classic birthday cake, gluten-free goodies, or a sculpted replica of your child's favorite character, there's something for everyone in this delicious roundup of New York City bakeries and cake studios.
From its sprawling state-of-the-art 40-acre wooded campus, Camp Deeny Riback has been encouraging kids across Morris and Essex County to embrace adventure since 1970. With a focus on Jewish values, the camp prides itself in providing kids with a safe and nurturing environment where they're encouraged to explore new activities, ask questions, take risks, learn important life lessons, and make some forever friends and memories along the way.
When calls from pleading parents started pouring in last year as the COVID-19 pandemic waged on, JCC MetroWest wasted no time reimagining their children's programs to help bring some much-needed relief to burnt out West Orange area moms and dads. For the Early Childhood Center, that meant finding a way to maintain the same level of meaningful learning the New Jersey community had come to know and love while prioritizing the health and well-being of kids in a whole new way.
For 55 years, the JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Center has provided a beautiful collaborative learning environment for infants through kindergarteners, while thoughtfully weaving Jewish traditions and values into the classroom. Curiosity is encouraged, interests are engaged, parent involvement is prioritized, and all cultures, genders, races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and abilities are embraced to create a vibrant community-driven space for all.
Recently named the top K-12 private school in Nassau County by Niche.com, Friends Academy is a Quaker independent college prep school for kids ages three years through twelfth grade.
With a driving mission based on the principles of "simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equity, and service," Friends is deeply committed to developing and supporting a diverse community where every student is recognized as an individual with their own unique gifts, talents, needs, and purpose.
Read on to learn more about Friends' beautiful campus, state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch faculty, and personalized curriculum. You can also sign up for an upcoming virtual open house here.
Yes, Halloween is likely to look a little different this year across much of the country, but there are so many ways to bring the spooky family fun home—and Netflix is on it. Together with Snapchat, Netflix is using a touch of technology to help turn your home into a lively (and not too scary) haunted house filled with surprises for you and your kiddos.
Located on 56 Instagram-worthy waterfront acres of Long Island’s Gold Coast, The Beacon at Garvies Point is bringing totally luxurious condos to Glen Cove with amenities that rival a five-star hotel. From the super sleek game room and seasonal outdoor heated pool to the spacious light-filled residences, families will fall hard for this little piece of North Shore paradise nestled in a dynamic new resort-style neighborhood. Oh, and for moms and dads who need to get to NYC, a future high-speed ferry service operated by the city of Glen Cove will cut the trip to Manhattan down to under an hour.
There’s no better time to learn a second language than early childhood. And that's exactly why language immersion is front and center from nursery through 5th grade at Avenues: The World School, a popular Manhattan private school with campuses on three different continents.
Read on to find out how Avenues' innovative program—shaped by expert faculty with support from an in-house research and development team—builds bilingualism, global citizenship, and a love of learning from the very start.