Research tells us that many adults believe that literacy begins at 2 years of age, often when the child is beginning to use understandable speech. However, much development has happened prior to 2 years of age so that the child is able to utter understandable words. From the moment of birth, the baby instinctively responds to language, eye contact, touch.
Parents League in the News
The Wall Street Journal
“Some NYC K-12 Schools Cross $50,000-a-Year Mark” by Leslie Brody
“Private School Tuition Bill Tops $40,000” by Sophia Hollander
New York Family
“Preschool Admissions: Between Now & September” by Eric Messinger
“New York Family’s 2016 NYC Preschool Directory” by Gavriella Mahpour, Julia Malykh & Ben Berk
“The Public Face of Private Education” by Eric Messinger
New York Metro Parents
“Pre-K Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Child a Seat” by Julie Shapiro
“School Overcrowding May be Contagious” by Alejandro Menjivar
“The Buyer’s and Renter’s Guide to the NYC Elementary School Game” by Lucy Cohen Blatter & Mimi O’Connor
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The process of applying to college is about a great many things, quite apart from where one goes after high school graduation. It is about figuring out what you value, what you want and who you would like your college classmates to be over the next four years.