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Transitional Kindergarten Is a Gift of Time

Pros and cons of taking an extra year before the next big step

A Charlotte Guide to Preschool Philosophies

Know the options to help find the best fit for your family

How to Choose the School for Your Family

Tips for sorting through Charlotte’s public school opportunities

Halloween Safety Tips for Families

Four reminders to stay safe on Halloween.

Plan a Family Getaway to Gatlinburg

From nature to nostalgia, Gatlinburg has a lot to offer families.

Oct. 26-28: Ghostly Gourds, Sir Walter Raleigh, Barktoberfest, Hiking, a Bird Walk and More

Learn about pumpkins and Sir Walter Raleigh in Raleigh, celebrate Halloween with your dog in Durham, hike a trail in Bahama and bird-watch in Morrisville.

Poe Center in Raleigh Opens CookWELL Teaching Kitchen

This unique teaching space focused on nutritious, delicious choices allows people of all ages to learn hands-on cooking and nutrition skills.

Headbands of Hope Hosts 'The Worst Fundraiser Ever'

Mission-driven brand announces its third annual ‘no money’ charity event to benefit critically-ill children and their families through acts of kindness.

Carolina Parent: Celebrating 30 Years of Serving Triangle Parents

What were you doing in 1988? Carolina Parent was born that year, and we're still celebrating!

Is My Child Too Young for a Haunted House?

How to know when its OK to graduate from scare-free fun to haunted happenings.

Covering the Price of Private School

Solutions to financing a private school education

Post-Chalkboard Classrooms in Charlotte

How schools balance technology and set guidelines in a digital world

Enter to Win 4 Tickets to See 'Aladdin and His Winter Wish' Nov. 29

The show runs Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and features family-friendly magic, comedic twists, contemporary music and more.

Oct. 22-25: Field School, Community Days at the Museum, Nature Nerds and a Science Café

Learn about birds and their habitats, enjoy free admission to the Museum of Life and Science if you're a Durham resident, “nerd out” over nature and learn about the world of animal motion.

GoTriangle Youth GoPass Gives Triangle Teens Free Transportation

Students ages 13-18 can use the passes to ride GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoCary and GoDurham buses for free.

Haunted Houses and Trails in Charlotte

Prepare for a thrilling weekend or evening scare at one of these haunted houses or trails.

How to Enjoy a Charlotte Checkers Game With Kids

Five things to know before you go to a Charlotte Checkers hockey game with children.

Considering Private School? Tips for Attending an Open House

Read advice from local private school administrators for how to approach private school open houses.

Early Voting for the November Election Began Oct. 17

In addition to choosing members of Congress, state lawmakers, county commissioners, school board members, sheriffs and judges, six proposed amendments to the state constitution will be on the ballot.

Oct. 19-21: SPARKcon, BugFest, a Kid’s Life and More

Enjoy SPARKcon and BugFest, both in downtown Raleigh; try handwriting using old-fashioned tools in Durham; and check out the Creepy Crabtree Celebration in Morrisville.

When Your Child Refuses to do Homework Alone

Ways to ease your child into an independent approach to homework.

Historic Field Trips and Educational Getaways

From presidential homes to living history museums, these destinations provide hands-on learning opportunities for all ages.

Oct. 15-18: Kids Yoga, STEM Career Showcase, Nature Stories and What’s in the Box?

Try kids yoga in Durham; and in Raleigh, get inspired at the STEM Career Showcase, enjoy a fall hike and explore settings in pieces of art.

Enter to Win 4 Tickets to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market Nov. 2-4

Tickets are good for attending a single day of the event. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces from jury-selected artists.

Oct. 12-14: Fright Night, the Great Pumpkin, Bats and Pumpkin Painting

This weekend, enjoy a fall festival and haunted house in Durham, view a Halloween favorite show under the stars in Apex, learn about bats in Apex and paint a pumpkin in Cary.

Quietly Different: Life After a Diagnosis

The search for answers and explanations, and how life does (and does not) change after you find them.

Explore Ski Resorts in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

Plan a family fun getaway within driving distance to ski, snowboard and tube.

Understanding PANS/PANDAS

How common infections like strep throat are causing severe behavioral changes in kids.

NC Countdown to College Kicks Off

Take advantage of activities and special savings to help high school seniors complete residency, FAFSA, and admission applications in October.

STEMosphere Exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum Gets an Update

Duke Energy continues Marbles partnership by refreshing popular STEM play exhibit.
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GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.