Upcoming Events

Nov 6

THE RESILIENT STUDENT-ATHLETE: An Introduction to Sport Psychology, Speaker: Daniel Kadish, PhD

Location: Saint David’s School Gym, 215 East 94th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Nov 12

HOW TO RAISE A DRUG-FREE KID, Speaker: Joseph A. Califano Jr. and Yale and Columbia University Psychiatry Experts

Location: Harmonie Club, 4 E. 60th Street Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Nov 13

LEARNING AND LOVING MATH, Speaker: Laura Overdeck, founder, Bedtime Math

Location: Caedmon School, 416 East 80th Street Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Nov 14

HOW A CHILD'S TEMPERAMENT INFLUENCES LEARNING, Speaker: Lisa Poelle, Author

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park and Lexington Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Nov 20

GRIT AND MOTIVATION: Strategies for Optimizing Learning, Speaker: Jed Applerouth, PH.D.

Location: Friends Seminary: 222 East 16th Street between 3rd Avenue and Rutheford Place Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Featured Article

  • Kindergarten Admissions: From Our Side of the Desk

    by Babby Krents, Director of Admissions, The Dalton School; Ronnie Moskowitz, Head, The Washington Market School; Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School; Linda Shuffman, Director of Admissions, The Town School As professionals whose job it is to make admissions decisions, we appreciate how challenging it can be to apply to kindergarten in the New York City independent schools. The actual timeline for the application begins in September the year before a child starts kindergarten. The process involves attending school tours, play-groups, family meetings, and having the child take the “ERB”—a test administered by the Educational Records Bureau, which most independent ongoing schools require. The process is time-consuming and can seem overwhelming. That being said, it is also enlightening and can be informative about the many school options available for children in New York City.
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  • Tales of Separation Anxiety and the Green Room

    by Aurora Jones-Owens O.K. It's a perfect world. My little toddler gets up from the breakfast table with a big juicy smile on his face. His little jammies seem glued together with Cheerios and I wonder about those famous oat circles. I finally manage to get our little tyke cleaned and dressed when that familiar odor hits me, and I realize that the potty dialogue got put by the wayside this morning. I check the clock on my way to the wipes and realize that this perfect little world better speed it up or we'll miss our first day of nursery school. Download the full article here