7 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

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On May 7th, our Executive Director hosted a webinar titled, 7 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide. (If you would like to watch the recording of this webinar, you can do so HERE). Kayla wanted to offer parents ideas on how to engage every type of learner, across many different content areas and circumstances. Here are […]

Boost YOURself Summer 2024 Bootcamp

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Summer is the perfect time for students to enhance their organizational skills and prepare for the upcoming school year! We are excited to announce our Boost YOURself Summer Bootcamp, designed to help students unlock their full academic potential through tailored learning strategies. Why Join Our Bootcamp?☀️ Our program focuses on developing self-awareness and understanding of […]

Writer’s Block: Using Templates to Help Your Child Thrive!

Writer’s Block: Using Templates to Help Your Child Thrive!, image of student writing.

Struggling with writer’s block seems to be a near universal experience, even for people who enjoy writing. When helping students who are struggling to get their thoughts on the page, I have struggled with the level of support I should provide; should I rephrase what they said to me aloud while they write it down […]

Executive Function Summer Program

Executive Function Summer Program

Summer for most kids is about sleeping in, staying up late, vacations, camps, and lasting memories. Because of this, important executive functioning skills like time management and organization are probably the last things on their mind! However, what if you dedicated just a few days of your child’s upcoming summer to focus on these executive […]

Summer Boot Camp for Structured Literacy

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Every student is expected to show some regression when they walk into school each fall after their summer break. State standards account for it, curriculums are built with an initial review in mind, and teachers spend the first couple weeks not only reviewing school rules, but also academic material that was taught the year previously. […]

EXPLORE! Tailoring Education to Foster Genuine Interest and Beyond

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Have you ever had a lesson with a student or a project you helped your child with that left you feeling curious and intellectually stimulated? These lessons feel too few and far between — there are so many fundamentals and standards for students to learn these days that sometimes it feels like the love of […]

Executive Functioning Skills by Age: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Executive Function blog series. In this installment, we address a key question many parents have: “When does executive function develop?” We take a closer look at how Executive Functioning skills unfold from infancy through young adulthood, providing a timeline and understanding of this crucial development at each age stage. […]

Navigating Day-to-Day: How Executive Function Influences Every Choice

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Executive functioning skills are often developed through age and maturity, good teaching, and trial and error. For children with learning disabilities or attention deficits, explicit instruction and extra support is often required to develop the executive functioning skills that are lacking. A student with executive function difficulties may face challenges throughout their day. In the […]

Executive Function: The Silent Force Behind Every Child’s Development

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Executive Function (EF) is a fundamental component of young minds, guiding their ability to plan, organize, and regulate emotions. As these skills are still developing in children, many often grapple with recognizing and articulating their EF-related challenges. It’s crucial for caregivers and educators to understand and assist in identifying these needs to support optimal growth […]

The Summer Slide: How to Maintain Your Child’s Academic Progress

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Popsicles on the beach, swimming, and summer camps have probably been big topics at the dinner table as your child gets excited about summer. While summer is an important time for kids to recharge and have time to dive into other enrichment opportunities, it is also risky to take an extended period of time away […]