This week, registration launched for an event co-sponsored by Parenting Expedited and Parent Talk.
Navigating Needham kindergarten will address parents of kindergartners starting school in 2014 and 2015. Needham offers half-day kindergarten and parents are often caught off guard when it comes time to making decisions. This event will help answer questions and help parents determine what will work best for each child and family.
The event will consist of a parent panel presentation, consisting of topics such as:
- Transportation options to and from kindergarten
- Logistics of a half-day kindergarten program and options for extending to a full-day
- Before- and after-school programs
- Considerations for children born in late spring and summer months
- "Gap year" options for children born after Sept. 1
Following the panel presentation there will be a Kindergarten Fair where representatives of local private kindergarten and before- and after-school programs will be available to answer all your questions.
This event is run by private organizations and local parents and not by the Needham Public School system. There will be no discussion of school curriculum or individual teachers at this event.
Registration for the event is $10 for Parenting Expedited/Parent Talk members and $15 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting Parent Talk's programming
Parenting Expedited is a new Needham-based organization that provides resources to parents of school-aged children with the goal of reducing the stress of modern parenting. Founded in 1991, Parent Talk is a Needham-based non-profit organization helping families with young children connect, learn, play and grow together. For more information visit www.parentingexpedited.com and www.parenttalk.info.