Preschool and Early Education Guide

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28 Questions You Must Ask When Visiting a Preschool
Tips to Get into Preschool in San Francisco
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Honest Answers to a Preschool Admissions Application
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There’s No Crying in Preschool: When Drop Offs Trigger the Tears
Steps to Easing Your Child into Preschool
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How to Prepare Your Toddler for a Play-Based Daycare or Preschool
Preschool Bullying: The Day My Son Came Home with a Bruised Lip
Preschool Graduation: 5 Lessons I Want My Daughter to Remember
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Lessons Learned from My Daughter’s First Week of Preschool
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I Am Starting the Kindergarten Admissions Process, and I Am Overwhelmed

Private and Public Schools

Preparing for Kindergarten?
Steps to Navigate the Private School Admission Season
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Why I Chose to Send My Kid to a San Francisco Public School


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Getting My Kids into Daycare Is Harder Than Admission to Harvard
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When Is the Best Time to Switch from Daycare to Preschool?
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Should I Send My Kids To Daycare If I’m Going Back to Work?
Topics to Address with Prospective Daycare Providers
4 Steps to Finding Daycare
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4 Misconceptions About In-Home Daycares Dispelled

Childcare and Nanny (Share)

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Keeping an Eye Out for Other People’s Kids: Is Nanny-Shaming Ever Okay?
If You Paid Your Nanny $2,100 or More Last Year, You Owe Taxes
Paying Your Nanny Legally Can Actually Save You Money
How to Properly (and Legally) Pay Your Nanny
A Love Letter to Childcare Workers
How To Make Your Nanny’s First Day A Huge Success
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Insights for Setting Up Nanny Contracts and Nanny Share Agreements
Finding nanny or daycare in San Francisco
Coordinating Childcare: What to Consider and Our Best Tips and Truths
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The Nanny-Mommy Dream Team: What to Do and What to Never, Ever Do
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Childcare in San Francisco: The Struggle is Real, and Here’s What You Need to Know
Parent Teacher Relationship Nanny Mom relationship
How to Be the Type of Parent that Nannies and Teachers Want to Work With
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Addressing Safety and Security Concerns in My Childcare Search
Early Speech and Language Development: Information and Resources
Why Your Child Needs To Learn the Correct Names for Their Private Parts
Understanding Sexual Behavior in Children
The Parent Co-op Model: A Pre-School Option, Part 1
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Why You Should Consider Forest School Instead of Traditional Preschool


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Helping Children Learn a Second Language, Even If You Don’t Speak One
Science at Home
Transform Your Home into Your Children’s Mini Science Laboratory
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Tips to Engage Your Little Ones with Books and Encourage Early Literacy
Coffee Roasting 101, Preschool Edition
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5 Educational Activities to Do At Home While School Is Closed

Homeschooling / Unschooling

Kindergarten Homeschool Recommendations
Play-Based Home Learning
Homeschooling Resource List
5 Signs You Have a Threenager on Your Hands
Maybe Threenagers Aren’t the Ones Who Need an Attitude Change
Coming Into the Clear That Is Age 4
The Surprising Reason Toddlers Are Obsessed With Their Loveys
why is my child testing me all the time?
Why Your Words May Be Causing Your Preschooler to Misbehave
Preschool Update: So Far I’m Just Sleeping
When Extended Family Takes on Childcare
How to Help Your Kid Deal with School Stress
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KiddieLeaks: The Surveillance Reports of an Average Home with Preschoolers

Potty Training

Your Oh Crap Potty Training Cheat Sheet
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The 5 Secrets to Potty Training Success
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Potty Training Is Hard and That’s OK
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Potty Training Reminders
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How to Choose a Potty Training Method That’s Right for Your Family
Your Potty Training Survival Guide
It Takes Two to Potty

Special Needs

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Does My Child Have ADHD? Insights from a Child Psychiatrist
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Advice for Navigating Through Special Education
a list of what your child needs for preschool
School Gear Essentials to Get Your Toddler Preschool-Ready!
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Timeless Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Early Chapter Books for Your Preschoolers
Children’s Books That Build Resiliency
Children’s Books We Love for Pre-K to 5th Grade

Safety First

The Jiobit Smart Tag is a reliable tracker that delivers real-time alerts on the location of the most important little people in your life. Aimed at keeping our loved ones protected, this small real-time tracker includes features such as custom geofencing, smart tracking, SOS Mode, Bluetooth alerts, and more! For up to 168 hours on one charge, this tech tool snaps on easily and provides added peace of mind as we let our youngsters explore the world around them, by knowing that they always have their location in case of an emergency.

General Development

School Zone – Big Preschool Workbook

School Zone – Preschool Basics Workbook

School Zone – Big Alphabet Workbook

School Zone – Big Preschool Workbook

Motor Skills

School Zone – Cut & Paste Skills Workbook

School Zone – Connect the Dots Workbook

Educating AMY – The Buzzy Quiet Book

Montessori Toddler Busy Board

Sensory Play

Little Partners’ Deluxe Learn & Play Art Center Easel

Aroma Dough

Educational Insights Shapes Beanbags

School Zone – Beginning Sounds Workbook

Speech & Languages

Educational Posters

Sight Words Flash Cards


Baby Snack Time [English & Chinese Bilingual]

Math & Patterns

Educational Math Posters

School Zone – Math Stickers Workbook

Learning Resources MathLink Cube Big Builders

Coogam Wooden Puzzle Pattern Blocks

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