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Grand Rapids Preschools Guide – 2017

It may feel like the school year just started, but it is already time to begin thinking about next year’s plans for school. Many preschools begin enrollment for next year in January. Whether this is your first child going off to school or your fifth, there are several factors to consider in making this important decision. […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Categories: General, Guides, Preschool|Tags: |1 Comment

I Just Found Out My Daughter is in Kindergarten

THE BACKSTORY
My daughter is five, born in July 2010. When she was 18 months old, she lost her words and regressed. A speech therapist later diagnosed her with apraxia of speech (the same thing a stroke victim suffers from – although I was assured she was not a stroke victim.) I still look back with gratitude for […]

By |February 15th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is Young 5’s a Dying Program in Michigan?

Colleen is a local parent with young children and today shares her thoughts on Young Five’s. All opinions are her own.

by Colleen Fuelling
The answer, unfortunately, is yes.
Young 5’s is a state-endorsed early kindergarten program for children who turn five between September 1 and November 1.

These children will not be five years old when […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |10 Comments