"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
It is well-established that boys and girls learn differently. Because of the ways boys and girls brains develop, Girls tend to have a larger and faster-growing hippocampus than boys which causes them to excel in vocabulary, reading, and writing. Boys, on the other hand, have a more defined cerebral cortex which helps them to learn through movement.
As the tides of our American education system begin to change there has been a lot of public debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. You may be wondering, “what exactly are charter schools?” And you’re not alone. While charter schools have been around since the 1970s they have only been recently popularized and made available to local families. Since then we have fielded questions and as to the difference between a charter school and a private school.
Your child is finally ready to go kindergarten. It’s an exciting time and a scary time all at once. There may be tears (yours and theirs) and that’s okay. Taking this big step of sending your child off to school for the first time isn’t something to scoff at. As you count down the coming year there are some important parenting tips that can help both of you prepare for them to start school.
As a parent, you want what’s best for your child in every situation. You want them to have great friendships, influential mentors, a love for learning, and a thirst for creativity. It’s natural to want the best for your children, we want the best for them too. That’s why we believe that a private education is a wonderful tool for helping your children dig deeper into their lives both emotionally and academically.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.