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Early Education

Guilford Parent Academy Offers Free Online Resources

Guilford Parent Academy is a free source of online materials, classes and other learning activities, eBooks, videos, and more on a variety of topics.

Preparing Your Home to Meet the Needs of Your 3-Year-Old

Wondering how organize your home to help your three-year-old thrive? The Montessori Children's House of Durham shared tips in a Carolina Parent live Facebook chat.

Disconnect to Rediscover Playtime

There's no question that kids like apps, but are they actually good for them?

Motivating Kids to Read in Print and Pixels

Should kids learn to read in print or pixels? These tips encourage both skills at every age.

Lucy’s Book Club Receives Grant to Expand Services

Lucy Daniels Center's Lucy's Book Club program received a $24,000 grant in October from the Golden Corral Charitable Fund of Triangle Community Foundation.

Communicating Effectively with Your Toddler or Preschooler

What's the best way to communicate with your toddler or preschooler? Carolina Parent's live Facebook chat with Montessori Children's House of Durham revealed answers.

Helping Kids Learn to Make Good Choices

Try these strategies for supporting strong decision-making skills, from toddlerhood through adolescence.

Separation Adjustment: Helping Children Say Goodbye

For both working and stay-at-home parents, helping a child adjust to being in new places is an inevitable step of early childhood.

Early Learning: The Importance of the First Five Years

On August 20, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Primrose Schools on the importance of early education and development for children during their first five years. Here's a transcript of the conversation:

Service Learning: Empower Students to Change the World

When it comes to solving social problems, preschoolers and elementary students are often overlooked as people who can make a difference.

Explore Varied Permanent Exhibits at Triangle Museums

The Triangle is home to quality museums. Expand your family's knowledge of science, history, culture and art at these permanent exhibits.

Carolina Parent and Montessori Children's House of Durham Facebook Chat

On May 15, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with the Montessori Children's House of Durham. For those who missed this event, here's a transcript of the conversation!

Preschool Students Participate in Cuts for the Cure

Students at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Apex participated in Cuts for the Cure on Feb. 24.

January 2014 Tips and Product Picks for Children

Here's a look at some of our top picks of products that make life more fun or parenting easier. See these top 5 educational websites for preschoolers, too.

Get Ready for School at Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh recently opened a new exhibit that introduces young children to the kindergarten experience.

Digitized Preschools: Pre-K Technology Use Gains Ground

Smart Boards, computers, iPads, flip cameras and robots. Sounds like you’ve just entered an electronics store, but this actually describes many preschool classrooms in the Triangle as they begin to embrace technology. 

What’s h'APP'ening? Sites Help Parents Navigate ‘Apps’ for Special Needs

Sites help parents navigate 'apps' for special needs.

Talking about Sex With Kids: Take the Fright Out of ‘the Talk’

If the thought of the "birds and bees" talk makes you sweat, you're not alone. But experts say it's not something you should skip.

Pediatricians ‘Reach Out and Read’ to Patients

Each young patient at New Bern Ridge Pediatrics starts kindergarten with a home library of up to 10 new, carefully chosen books.

Playground Renovations Tackle Toddler Obesity

Preschoolers are playing less vigorously outside, but N.C. State is working to get them moving by redesigning preschool playgrounds.

Choosing the Right Preschool Learning Environment

How can a parent interpret a child's reaction to different learning environments?

Conquering Chore Wars With Children

Here are some ways to encourage kids to pitch in — from the pokiest preschooler to the most petulant preteen.

‘My teacher hates me’ : teacher-student relationships

Teacher-student traumas are often fixable. Here are tips for a smoother school year.

Navigating Teacher-Student Relationships

When a child doesn't click with an instructor, these tips can smooth the bumps for a better school year.

Raising Financially Savvy Kids

Discover age-specific strategies to help your children build healthy financial habits.

Help Your Child Discover the Joy in Music

The Triangle offers lots of options for children's music education. See how to get the most out of music programs for kids of all ages.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Babies to Age 5: Top Toys, Games, Gear

See Carolina Parent's editors picks for the best gifts of toys, games, gear & more for kids from birth to age 5.

Safe and Fun Play for Holiday 2012

See these toy safety guidelines for newborns through 12-year-olds.

Help Children Practice Good Manners

Raising a manners-challenged child? You're not alone. See our age-appropriate guide for help.

Teach Your Kids About Voting

As elections approach, now is a great time to teach kids how our electoral process works.
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Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

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.