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" opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. [Their] systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children." (

Sesame Street 
"Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. [Their] projects bring critical lessons in literacy and numeracy, emotional wellbeing, health & wellness and respect & understanding to children in 150+ countries," (

Child Care Information Services 
"Child Care Information Services (CCIS) agencies are the hub of child care information in your local area. CCIS agencies provide you and your family with information on quality child care and personalized child care referrals to child care providers based on your specific needs or preferences. CCIS agencies also administer the Child Care Works subsidized child care program. For all of your child care questions and needs, contact the CCIS agency for your local area or call the Child Care Works Helpline at            1-877-4-PA-KIDS      ." (

Early Intervention Services 
"Parents who have questions about their child's development may contact the CONNECT Helpline at             1-800-692-7288      . The CONNECT Helpline assists families in locating resources and providing information regarding child development for children ages birth to age five. In addition, CONNECT can assist parents by making a direct link to their county Early Intervention program or local preschool Early Intervention program." (

Cheltenham School District
Kindergarten Open House
Glenside Elementary School - KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM
Glenside Elementary School - 400 Harrison Ave, Glenside
For questions, please call PTO representative Carrie Peck at 
Site: Glenside Elementary School
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Kindergarten Orientation
Site: Wyncote Elementary School
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Philadelphia School District:
You can preview kindergarten by visiting your local school during Kindergarten Open House. The School District-Wide Kindergarten Open House is March 4, 2014 and the School District-Wide Kindergarten Open House Week is May 12-16, 2014.
Enroll your child for Kindergarten
January 21, 2014 until May 30, 2014

Miss Jess's Personal Favorite Parenting Books

Power of a Praying Parent- Stormie Omartian
Grace Based Parenting - Tim Kimmel

The New Strong-Willed Child- Dr. James Dobson

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day- Nathan Azrin, Richard Foxx