“Oops! I forgot to give you that…” The infamous words from your child’s mouth that describe the devilish disappearing act in which the school book bag performs weekly. A distant cousin to the sock-eating dryer, the book bag is a deep and dark hole where endless papers, newsletters and forms fill its void. But is the book bag really to blame? Is it the child, or is it the school?
Last year in the state of North Carolina 580 students dropped out of high school due to a lack of engagement between school and household. We’ve always known that it is important to a child’s education for their parents to be involved, but now with the recent passing of the Family Engagement in Education Act, parents are required by federal law to care about their child’s education.
MemberHub has partnered with the NCaeyc this August, for the entire month, to host a Facebook contest that will facilitate relationships between early childhood education professionals and give away prizes! The goal of this contest is to encourage school professionals to share ideas and resources…and to win free stuff of course!
Between careers, kids, spouses, church, soccer games, and oh yeah, that thing they call leisure, who doesn’t feel like their life is over-committed? As adults we get so caught up in getting ahead, we forget that slowing down to enjoy the view is what gives life its richness. So how do you deal with all the obligations to remain sane and when we’re feeling over-committed, how do we spread the… read more →
“I can teach you skills, but I can’t teach you desire.” It’s the tried and true call to action, which every coach pulls out of their bag of tricks. It’s often a last attempt to inspire their team, to show them that hustle and inspiration make a victory. Motivation is a tricky animal to conquer; it can be spawned internally or externally, but the best type of motivation springs from… read more →
In a society where staying connected is of the upmost importance, where do you draw the line of privacy and safety when it comes to posting pictures online? Digital sharing has seeped through the generations from teens to moms to teachers, and as a result is affecting the children of today. When should preschools post adorable pictures of the kids at school, and when can it turn into a threat… read more →
I just wanted to share with everyone a little about our summer intern. Her name is Caroline. We think she’s great and here’s why. Caroline wants to learn more about social media marketing (so do we) She’s already strategizing a really cool social media marketing idea for August She’s spending her summer days with us; not hanging at the pool Caroline is a volleyball super star for Meredith College One… read more →
As parents of young children my wife and I are in the midst of learning the details of early childhood education. Both of our children attend a preschool at a local church and we’ve also decided to stick with the Wake County Public School system for Elementary school (my wife and I both grew up in this system after all). One thing is becoming clear, parents have a huge… read more →