Preschool

Distance learning and sleeping in: When it’s OK, when it’s not and what parents should know

Whether you’re calling it distance learning, remote learning or online school, chances are your kid’s school day looks a whole lot different these days than it did before the pandemic. And we’re not just talking about kids learning through Zoom and doing chemistry projects on the kitchen counter — for many... more

The 20 cutest toddler haircuts

Let’s be honest here. Toddlers really don’t need anything extra to be positively adorable — it’s just their natural state. But even with their built-in delightfulness and charm, there’s no denying the fact that cute toddler haircuts take things to the next level. From toddler fades to mini faux hawks... more

Kids in day care are infecting parents, siblings and teachers, says the CDC

For months leading up to the new school year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, President Trump and other leaders pushed the narrative that kids are at minimal risk of getting seriously ill and would be safe returning to normal activities. While it's true that most kids recover from the... more

Back-to-school 2020 resource guide for parents and caregivers

The back-to-school 2020 season is looking very different for families and caregivers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's a lot more to factor in for everyone's health and safety, and adapted school schedules and day care closures are adding logistical hurdles on top of the usual child care struggles we've... more

How to get kids excited about voting at any age

With a pandemic raging and social unrest continuing, it’s easy for anyone to feel powerless — even kids. According to a recent study published in the journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development, children as young as 6 are already worried about political issues ranging from social justice to the environment... more

Learning pod safety 101: What to know before you form your own

The start of a new school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has many parents on edge. More than half of Americans oppose reopening schools this fall, according to the latest poll by ABC News and the market research company Ipsos. At the same time, three in five parents are seriously... more

How co-parents can agree on a back-to-school plan, according to experts

Summer wasn’t even in full swing before parents around the country began fretting over the specifics of the 2020-2021 school year. The stressful questions abound: Should children head back to in-person instruction or all-virtual learning? How might families in which both parents work handle child care, if instruction is entirely... more

The pros and cons of home schooling

Home schooling has long been an option for parents who want their kids to have a more personalized education or who are unhappy with the rigidity of traditional public school, and it’s become increasingly popular over the years. From 1999 to 2012, the number of kids being home-schooled grew from... more