Three Ways to Keep Up With 2021-2022 Private School Admissions

Whether you are applying to a 2s program, a nursery school, kindergarten, middle or high school, (or anything in between), there is much to do and much to learn (for all of us!). And, if you want a quick article to update you on all of the lessons you can…

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The New Landscape of School Choice in Fall 2020

The pandemic of 2020 has created a very new landscape of possibilities and protocols for families who are thinking about the best ways to educate their children. Prior to this, families would meet with me and we'd discuss their children, their family, and their options, which were public, private, independent,…

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Kindergarten Readiness

In case you missed it - Hallie presented on Tuesday, 7/21 on Kindergarten Readiness. Here are links to the tools she mentioned in that webinar: Literacy: Sight Words Letter Tracing Option 1 Option 2 ABC Flashcards Math: Unifix Cubes Number Flashcards Bears Workbook Literacy and Math To learn more about…

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ISEE vs. SSAT

ISEE vs. SSAT: Which is Best for My Student? By: Spencer Moravek, spencer@evolveded.com   The Big Apple? For New York City Families, it’s more like The Big Admissions.    If you are raising children in New York City you have probably heard of the excellent schools, and the competitive process…

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Education Milestones

In order to support children in education, we need to provide parents with information on education milestones. In this way, we can enable parents to monitor a student's progress and partner well with parents. Here are developmental checklists for ages 3-5 which we have created using the DAY-C and HELP…

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For Educators: Three Tips for How To Home School

Preface to Article, By Mary Miele: I have been speaking with many families and educators who are going to be working with students during the 2020-2021 school year. Teachers, who normally work in the classroom are setting off to partner with families to teach children in their homes during the…

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For Parents: What to do if you are not happy with your kid’s distance learning program?

Our kids deserve an education which will adapt with the current circumstances and deliver them lessons which develop their brains. Our future is counting on our field right now to communicate with our students and each other, be innovative, and take swift and certain action. - Mary Miele Simply put…

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How to Tutor Online

Ever since COVID-19, tutors are engaging with students online for tutoring. There are advantages to working in this way: Students have access to tutors with expertise from any place. Tutors can maximize their work time and efficiently make a living. Students can work within the technology they are accustomed to…

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For Parents: Three Ways to Develop Your Child (K-8)

We are at the end of April 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Schools are shuttered and parents are tasked with schooling their children. The education experience for families could not be more diverse. Advice on what our children should and should not be doing is various and difficult to navigate.…

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For Parents: Fall School Placement 2020 & 2021 – Q and A

Whether you are looking for a 2s, PreK, Kindergarten, Middle or High School Placement for 2021, looking for a new placement for Fall of 2020 OR looking to relocate out of NYC this fall, this article has the answers to many of your questions. What do I do if my…

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How to Be

So much has changed in just a short week. And, certainly, during the upcoming month, we all will be living life differently. Whatever your situation is - a temporary relocation, social distancing or quarantine, illness or the threat of it, and/or work at home for you and/or your kids- this…

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Virtual Schooling

As fears of the Coronavirus sweep the nation, educators everywhere are planning for what will most certainly be here soon - virtual education. At Evolved, we have been working virtually with families for years and we have some tips which can make this process successful. Online education is not the…

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Have a “No Regrets” Admissions Process

  The reality is ... School placement in our town is competitive and complex. NYC schools are the best in the world, yet there are so many great choices with very unique admissions requirements. Every student has best-fit schools based on their learning profile, community, family values and preferences, and…

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How to Navigate Your Parent-Teacher Conference?

  The Parent-Teacher Conference is an excellent time to connect with the people who teach your child. The value of the conference is to inform instruction and parenting. Here are some tips to make these meetings count! Take STOCK Think about your whole child Ask your child about their perspective…

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College Game Plan

By Mary Miele Ready to have a college game plan? Tonight I gave a webinar on this topic and I'm including the information I provided during the course here in this article. UNDERSTAND THE SKILLS NEEDED TO THRIVE IN COLLEGE Students in college will need to have strong reading and writing…

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How to Personalize Your Child’s Learning

First, take a moment to reflect on your child’s life and experience, this past year especially.  Let's learn about your child. Answer the following questions about your child. Academic History - How has your child's academics been this past year (e.g. reading, writing, math, science, history, foreign language, art, drama,…

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NYC Public School Primer

Congratulations! Now What? An EEC Primer for Parents of Children Transitioning to a NYC Public School Transitioning to a public school as a new student or a transfer student will mean an adjustment period for you and your children. It is an exciting time! If you’re armed with lots of information,…

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