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Your Child's First School

A Handbook for Parents

ISBN-10: 0802773583
ISBN-13: 9780802773586
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PUBLISHER: Walker & Company
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Product Description: "Choice is the name of the game for education in the 1990s. Your Child's First School is about the critical choices all parents must make in the education of their children. To make wise choices, parents need to know what questions to ask, and they need facts. Your Child's First School will give you the facts to help you make the best decisions for your child. It provides understanding as well as sensible answers to key concerns." "How do you decide if your child is ready for school? How do you find a quality early childhood school? How can the available school choices be evaluated? Is the local elementary school really the best choice? What are the differences among public, private, independent, and religious schools? What goes on in the admissions process in selective schools? What should be done about schools when a family moves to a new community? How can a parent be a partner in a child's education? How can a busy parent help a child get the most out of school?" "In Your Child's First School, Diana Townsend-Butterworth offers sensitive answers to parents' questions regarding the fears and joys of starting their child in school and encouraging that child to flourish there. This book is a helpful guide for parents of older children as well as preschoolers, and it contains insights for grandparents and other caretakers. Its current information is useful for teachers, school administrators, pediatricians, child psychologists, and all who care deeply about children and how they learn." "Your Child's First School is based on Diana Townsend-Butterworth's own experiences as an educator. She draws on extensive data gleaned from interviews with parents and professionals in education, in addition to comprehensive review of recent research. Most of all, this book reflects the insights of the author's own role as a parent facing the same questions other parents are grappling with throughout the country."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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