Update

Parents League is staying connected with you during this uncertain time. All advisory appointments remain on the schedule and will be done by phone. Admissions Workshops will move to webinar format. We are exploring moving the Admissions Fairs to an online format. All other spring fairs and education programs are suspended until further notice. See further details here

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Our publications are now available online! If you're a member, just log in to access the Guide to NYC Preschools, our Directory of Member Schools and more.

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As spring break approaches and school closures loom on the horizon, you may be wondering how you can best manage your time at home with your child. At Parents League, we have a wealth of information and resources from our school advisors and experts from our schools and past events.

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by Anne Burns, Parents League School Advisor

In the NYC public school system, pre-kindergarten is available for all 4-year-olds. All New York City families with children born in 2016 are eligible to participate in Pre-K for All for the 2020-2021 school year.

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by Judy Grossman, Director, Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs Project, Ackerman Institute for the Family

The sibling relationship serves as a template for other relationships—and reactions are varied. When a child with a disability becomes the focal point of family life, it is normal for siblings to have reactions. If parents work to diffuse stress and communicate openly, these responses can be positive.

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by Susan Birnbaum, Director, Children’s All Day School & Pre-Nursery

What would mathematics look like for infants? What about literacy and science? Assuming that babies can learn and do indeed learn on their own when they mimic or observe, then it isn’t a matter of whether babies should go to school, it is about what and how they should learn while there.