Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

By: Renee Zimmerman

For many, the first day of kindergarten means sending your little one off into their next big journey, the world of a formal education. But for those with children of preschool age, particularly those whose children are in their final year before kindergarten, there can be some questions or apprehensions regarding their child’s school readiness.

In 2010 the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and First Five San Mateo County collaborated on an excellent publication titled “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?” Continue reading Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Raising Bilingual Children: Enjoy the Journey and Get Ready for Hard Work

By Ruth Pinkus-Resnik

As a mom of two bilingual children, ages 18 and 27, I can tell you it is not an easy task to raise children who speak multiple languages. There is much more support and knowledge on the subject today than 20 years ago when I was just starting my own journey as a parent. Research during the past 15 years has shown that children are not only capable of learning more than one language but that there are significant benefits to be gained as well. Continue reading Raising Bilingual Children: Enjoy the Journey and Get Ready for Hard Work