Homeschool doesn’t just mean learning at home. One of the major benefits is flexibility about where and how your family can expand their minds! Mecklenburg County has a lot of resources for supplementing your child’s education. With 21 departments, there are endless ways to make Mecklenburg County a homeschool helper. Maybe you’ve seen our best kept secrets and that got your brain going. Well here are seven more options to get you started:Continue Reading
Contributed by Laura Thomason, MPH, Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Ever feel like your day consists of too much time spent in the car chauffeuring the kids from school to baseball practice and dance class and karate lessons and friends’ houses and the list goes on? Somedays it feels like we live in our car! But, now that school is back in session, it’s the perfect time to reflect on daily routines. Lots of families are changing things up by walking or biking or scooting to school. And you can too by joining our local Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement.
SRTS works with parents, school administrators and communities to improve and increase opportunities for kids to bike or walk to school safely. Here are five reasons to get up, and get your kids active in the mornings (and if you’re always pressed for time to exercise like I am, it can benefit you too):Continue Reading
All children benefit from pre-kindergarten classes, but not all children have access to them. Public pre-k classrooms are extremely limited, and a privately programs can charge as much as $200 a week!
That’s why we’re so excited to be doubling the number of free seats offered in MECK Pre-K this year. Research shows that pre-kindergarten students reap the benefits from their early start long after the year is over. The key takeaway: It sets all children up for success in the long-run. But, there are many parents with eligible four-year-olds who still aren’t taking advantage of the program!
Let’s break down some of the common misconceptions about FREE pre-k in Mecklenburg County.Continue Reading