Pre-K

Our Pre-K specialists make learning fun while building the foundational skills your child needs for success in K-12.

High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Essentials Parents Should Know
20 February, 2018
The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 American children are born with autism spectrum disorder. If you’re a parent of a child with high-functioning ASD, you may wonder how to get your child the learning supports he or she needs [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/03/recognizing-signs-learning-disability/] . Hear from expert Jules Csillag about the symptoms, diagnostic process, and educational interventions available to kids and families. *** If you think your child may have high-functioning Auti
"She Created Such A Positive Work Environment For My Children"
15 February, 2018
At Noodle Pros, we consider the relationship we build with each of our families to be one of the best parts of the job. For tutor Morgan Leff [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZTUwODgxMGNjM2ZjYzE], a third grade teacher at a Manhattan private school with over 10 years’ experience tutoring one on one, a wide-ranging skillset and the ability to differentiate her instruction is key to working with multiple students from the same family. One satisfied parent raved: “My family is thrilled t
I Suspect My Preschooler Has A Learning Disability
03 November, 2017
Bringing your child to school for the first time is exciting and scary in many ways, but if you think your child may have difficulty learning, you may feel deeper anxiety. Learning is a complicated process and everyone’s brain is different; some kids, for instance, are simply less verbal than others. On average, girls develop language skills sooner and have a larger vocabulary than boys. But just like grownups, children all have strengths and weaknesses. Often, with a little more time and guid
Kids And Screen Time: What Parents Should Know
31 October, 2017
Children’s use of technology and social media has become a focus for modern-day parents. What is an appropriate amount of screen time and how should it be monitored? How does use of technology impact children? Attempting to gauge how much screen time children should partake in can be a difficult balancing act for parents.  Generally,  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children and teens have no more than one to two hours of screen time – including television, computers, and video ga
"Catherine Is A Reliable And Visibly Experienced Educator."
26 October, 2017
She demonstrates a strong ability to differentiate sessions to meet the needs of my child. *** Noodle Pro Catherine Ko [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZWZhNWI0M2RmNDgzYzg]has been tutoring for 12 years. She helped one student with reading, handwriting, and math. “Catherine tutored my son for reading, handwriting of capital letters, and math. She made lessons fun and effective. We achieved all we planned to and my son looked forward to tutoring sessions. Catherine is a reliable and
How Do You Handle Preschool Bullying?
25 October, 2017
What does bullying look like? Is it a punch? A shove? Is it name-calling or just a snarky comment online? The reality is that bullying takes many forms. It is difficult to be the victim of bullying, but it is equally painful to know someone you love—your own child, even—is being bullied. The stats are quite shocking: more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year, 17% of American students report being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester, and 90%
5 Important Rules For Choosing An After-School Program
16 October, 2017
After-school programs are a great way to keep students engaged and encourage their development outside of the classroom. With the number of programs available today, many parents may find it difficult to seek out the one that best fits their child’s needs. Here are a few factors parents should keep in mind during their selection process. 1. Find a Low Faculty to Student Ratio A low adult to student ratio is an important characteristic for fostering meaningful relationships between a program’s
Tips For Private Preschool Admissions
16 October, 2017
As a learning process, applying to preschools was stressful. Also, it was madly time-consuming. What’s more, we’d soon be faced with our first yeas and nays for our little star munchkin. *** I first considered preschool when my daughter was six months old — friends of ours were surprised that we hadn’t thought about it even earlier. When we started actively applying 18 months later, we found the process overwhelming. Sure, I’d heard of the documentary “Nursery University” and the rumors of Man
The Parent Statement: What Not To Say
12 October, 2017
Much has been written about how to write a parent statement or essay for your child’s applications to private preschool or continuing K–12 schools, but little has been written on what not to write. For parents of preschoolers to students at older points of entry (and all the years in between), the finest example of admissions/application essay instructions can be found in the Common Application to U.S. colleges and universities. The Common App [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/07/18/how-to
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Playdate-Child Interview
11 October, 2017
As a parent, it is terribly confusing to deduce what exactly school staff assesses during the playdate (if you look around, you mainly see toddlers licking LEGOs). Apparently, schools look for children who are social, polite, engaged, and who transition well from one activity to the next. *** While it’s true that some organizations offer tutoring services for the preschool interview, I’m really (really) not sure how or if they work. It’s difficult for me to believe that any amount of training
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Parent Interview
09 October, 2017
The private preschool parent interview has a lot in common with a job interview — except, of course, that your performance will affect the educational options open to your little pumpkin. So, how should you get ready? Well, just as you would for a job interview. Know the Preschool’s Values As with the written application, be sure you know something about the school’s philosophy so you can convey — hopefully, honestly — your interest and commitment to being part of that particular community. T
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Application
06 October, 2017
Some NYC preschools are so popular they use a lottery system to manage the pool of applicants — meaning that you have to apply in order to apply. You’ll be asked to fill out a written form (some short, some long), and then, depending on how many spots remain after the ages and genders of siblings of current students are taken into account, you may be invited to continue the process. *** Your child may be ready for preschool, but are you ready for the application process? If you choose to go