SLEEP-AWAY CAMP DEBUNKED

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Finding the right sleep-away camp for your child can be a time-consuming and even stressful challenge. For some practical advice, we turned to Dr. Christopher Thurber, a school psychologist, father, and co-author of the best-selling book The Summer Camp Handbook. How much should you involve your child in the process of choosing a camp? I [&hellip
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PRESCHOOL BLACKBOARD AWARDS 2008

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While toddlers confront the ups and downs of sharing, preschool is also a time of growth for parents. Before the challenges of separation even set in, families must make tough choices about the right type of program for a child-and then take a savvy approach to the notoriously stressful admissions process. Both these issues are [&hellip
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READY OR NOT?

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Applying to an older 2′s program for toddlers just seemed like one of those slightly over-the-top things that New Yorkers do in exchange for the privilege of living in the city. Sort of like calling the latest “it” restaurant exactly one month in advance to secure a dubiously desirable 5 p.m. dinner reservation. If I [&hellip
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE PRESCHOOL BOX

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In New York City, it’s not uncommon to hear parents with infants-and even soon-to-be first-time parents-talk about applying to nursery schools. There are a lot of anxious questions in the air. When do I have to apply? How many schools? What if my child isn’t ready? What if we don’t get in anywhere? What if [&hellip
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MANHATTAN PRESCHOOL TUITION DIRECTORY

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Tuition figures, which are provided directly by the preschool programs, represent the highest and lowest fees charged for their services and reflect various ages and amounts of care. Programs may range from two half-days a week to five full days a week, and programs may charge by the week, by the month or by a [&hellip
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BLOW-OUT AND HOLD-UP ON 72ND

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Taking a break from the General Assembly proceedings, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice serviced her trademark bob at a West 72nd Street salon this weekend–around the same time that a nearby bank was getting robbed. Rice had an appointment at Salon at Royal Mountain, an exclusive outfit that caters by referral only to celebrities and [&hellip
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THE BEST OF MANHATTAN 2008

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We know the word “best” is a little presumptuous. And it’s easy to run into trouble with superlatives, especially in a city with so much to offer. Nevertheless, we took a stab at it and compiled our annual “Best of Manhattan” list, an eclectic and wide-ranging catalog of goods, services, foods, drinks, places, people, ideas, [&hellip
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