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Academics, Elementary School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

What skills should my child learn in Kindergarten?

This is the second in a three-part series on Kindergarten readiness. You’ve determined that your child is ready for Kindergarten, but what will she learn when she gets there? Kindergarten is a crucial year for building the foundation of learning by developing literacy, math, and social skills. Therefore, it’s critical to choose the right program …

Academics, Child Development, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

Is my child ready for Kindergarten? Here’s your guide.

This is the first in a three-part series on Kindergarten readiness. How do you know if your child is ready to start Kindergarten? Most children enter Kindergarten around the age of five, but since some states like New York do not mandate Kindergarten, children can be anywhere from four to six years old when they …

Academics, Character Development, Child Development, Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

School Choice: 10 Differences Between Public and Private School

Choosing where your child attends school is a major decision, especially in the age of what feels like a limitless choice. Public, private, parochial, home, magnet, charter — we all wish we had a crystal ball, and that money was never an object. But choices abound and they all factor in when trying to select …