Preschool Playdates: Not Just For Kids

 

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Some could argue preschool playdates are more for us moms. Here’s my latest post for Elizabeth Street. –Christina

 

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Preschool Chatter Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Admissions on Elizabeth Street

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A lot of conversations about private kindergarten admissions happen after preschool drop-off. Or, before pick up. But when does the preschool rumor mill add stress to an already crazy-making time?

 

Speaking from personal experience, here’s my advice on dealing with these high-octane conversations. –Christina

 

Preschool Chatter Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Admissions on Elizabeth Street. 

 

 

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What You Need To Know About Private School Recommendation Letters

 

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My latest post for Elizabeth Street is all about letters of recommendation for private school. It’s not too late to send them if you weren’t aware of this much-used, but under-the-radar- strategy to help your kid get into private schools.–Christina

 

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Thank You Notes Are Essential Part of Private Elementary School Applications

 

Write your own personalized thank you notes to admissions directors!

Write your own personalized thank you notes to admissions directors!

Here’s my latest post as a contributor to Elizabeth Street. It’s all about why you should send thank you notes as part of the admissions process.  And, check out the very cool DIY thank you note tutorial with it! Click here: Thank You Notes Are Essential Part of Private Elementary School Admissions. 

 

How To Prep For Your Kid’s Kindergarten Admissions Testing Day

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We’re excited to be featured on the front page of Elizabeth Street! My co-author, Porcha Dodson, and I are talking about what to expect for kindergarten admissions testing. Porcha previously administered testing day at Curtis School.

 

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How To ACE Your Parent Interview on Elizabeth Street

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Barry and I have been through numerous parent interviews between kindergarten and middle school applications. Some went well. Others did not. I write candidly about one awful parent interview in our book.

 

Here’s my latest piece (with Anne Simon) for the fabulous site, Elizabeth Street. Click HERE to read.

 

 

Harvard Class of 2028 or Just Another Preschool? What You Need To Know About Feeder Schools

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In my latest piece as a contributor to Elizabeth Street, I tackle the issue of feeder schools…something everyone has an opinion about. Does your child need to attend a certain preschool (a feeder school) to get into your top choice for private elementary school? What about middle or high school? Let me know your thoughts!–Christina

Harvard Class of 2028 or Just Another Preschool? 

 

5 Key Points To Include In Your Written Applications For Private Elementary School

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Finding it hard to put words on a blank page? Struggling how to describe your kid? Pondering questions you didn’t expect?

 

Here’s my latest post about getting started writing and things to be sure to include in written applications for private elementary school. On Elizabeth Street. 

Three Types of Private School Admissions Directors You’ll Meet

 

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Private elementary school directors can be powerful gatekeepers or distracted notetakers. You’ll encounter them when you tour schools and/or have a parent interview at a private elementary school. Here’s a piece I wrote for Elizabeth Street about 3 types of admissions directors you’ll meet. –Christina

 

Here’s a previous post: Admissions Directors, The Keys To The Empire