It may seem hard to believe, but there will come a time when your child is going to take his or her first step, roll, or crawl out of the nest and into an organized program with other children.…Whether you are looking for daycare, full-day preschool, half-day preschool, or something in between, finding the right fit for your child and family can seem like an overwhelming task. To help get you on your way, we have rounded up a list of Jewish preschools in the Baltimore area. The fine print: The information on… >> Read More
The first time I read it, it didn’t register. September 10: first day of school. My two youngest are in kindergarten and the first year of preschool this year, so we’re all a little anxious about…the beginning of school. I wrote it on my calendar, and that’s when I made the connection. September 10 is the first full day of Rosh Hashanah. I’ve already gotten the day off, I’ve already planned the menu, and we’re having 15 people over for dinner. And… it’s the first day of school. We all… >> Read More
Whether your kids have already started classes or the first school bell will ring sometime after Labor Day, it's officially back-to-school season.
And with a new school year comes a fresh…assortment of school supplies: Notebooks? Check. Pens and pencils? Check. New water bottle to replace the one your kid managed to lose on the last day of summer camp? Check. Bulletproof insert for your kid's backpack? Wait, what? We were surprised when our inbox contained a message advertising a new device from SentryShield, a "maker… >> Read More
My parents still have the Seder plate I made when I was in my final year of preschool. The teachers demonstrated how to draw an egg, shank bone, and all the other essential accoutrements — and…5-year-old me drew two happy pigs, complete with belly buttons, basking in the sunshine instead. My mom remembers her mortification when I skipped out the classroom door and proudly presented her with that masterpiece. Though we may not have used my Seder plate for Passover that year, my mom kept the plate as a funny… >> Read More
As a mother of six kids, there are so many different teachers to whom I entrust my children day after day. And now, as we approach the end of the school year (sob!), I need to write…to you to tell you how much I respect and admire you and all that you do. First, for my youngest daughters’ teachers in nursery school. I believe nursery school teachers are a special breed. For the first time, our kids are away from home, and you become their out-of-the-house fearless leader. You teach them… >> Read More