Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Parents For Educational Freedom Seminar 5/6/2010

Received this in my email today, from an awesome group called Parents For Educational Freedom, North Carolina:

Do you agree that it’s time to find real solutions to the state's educational achievement gap and high drop-out rate?

Do you believe that working class families need more quality options?

Then join Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina for a town hall discussion. This is your opportunity to share ideas with elected officials as well as public and nonpublic school leaders.

Admission is free. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference and to be heard. For more information about Parents For Educational Freedom click here:

Peace College, Kenan Recital Hall
15 East Peace Street
Thursday, May 6 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cary kids make big sports splash

Press Release: DURHAM, N.C. -- The Town of Cary will send two of its youth baseball players to Tokyo, Japan this summer to represent the United States at the World Children's Baseball Fair. Jacob Darby and Brandon King, both 11 years old, were chosen to attend the nine-day event held July 29-Aug. 6.

USA Baseball worked with the Town of Cary and Barry Mitsch of the Cary Sports Alliance to help identify the two young athletes.

Darby, a 5th grader who attends Turner Creek Elementary School, and King, currently a 5th grader at Highcroft Drive Elementary School, both play in the Bronco League held locally in the Town of Cary. King plays for the Barham Enterprises while Darby is a member of the Family Paws.

During their time in Japan, Darby and King will take part in baseball clinics held by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) -- of which USA Baseball is a member -- geared towards the sharing of best practices and techniques among the five continents which will be represented. The World Children's Baseball Fair was established in the interest of fostering an environment of world understanding and cultural exchange through the celebration of baseball.

"We could not be more thrilled for these two young baseball players," said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO. "We know that they will represent their country and the Town of Cary well."

An added bonus to the experience for Darby and King is that they get to meet Hank Aaron, a baseball legend and one of the founders of the World Children's Baseball Fair, whom both boys admire. "I can't wait to meek Hank Aaron, he is one of my role models," Brandon King said.

For Darby and King, this proves to be an exciting time for them as they await their international trip. "It's my first flight ever, and I have never been out of the country," Darby said.

King echoed Darby's statements when asked what he was looking forward to on this upcoming adventure. "I have never been in a new country before, and I am very excited."

Jacob's first adventure on an airplane will be a long one, especially without his parents, but they are excited for their son's opportunity. "I'm a very proud dad. I am a little nervous because it's a very long flight, but he's definitely going to have an exciting trip," Steve Darby said.

"I am a little nervous about him leaving, but this is an incredible opportunity that Brandon has," said his mother Joanne King. "We are so happy that he was chosen, and I think he will represent his city and his country very well."

For both these young athletes and their families this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that none of them will ever forget.

About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body of amateur baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic Team and World Cup Team (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 16U and 14U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to top player in college baseball. For more information, please visit and

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Goddard schools in Cary: one of those best places to begin

Like the other wings of the Goddard preschools, the Goddard schools in Cary are also a part of the GSI (Goddard System Inc.). GSI has a vast network of some 300 schools spread around the entire USA. All of them have an on-site franchisee along with a learning instructor. Established on the foundational belief of great educationists such as Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget, the school aims to take care of the educational, emotional and physical needs of children from the age of 6 months to 6 years.

The best thing about the Goddard schools in Cary is perhaps the option to know what your child is learning and how he is progressing. Yes, when you enroll your child into this school, you get to actually see the day-by-day progress of your child with the daily activity report card that this school uses as a checklist to monitor every student’s performance. When you come to pick up your child, you will be given the daily activity report card that will enlist all her activities of the day. It will also include what she has eaten, how fast she is catching the potty training, and of course, how she is learning the lessons taught by the efficient teachers who have years of experience. You even have the option to see your child at lunch time or join him for lunch. You will have to call and take the permission from the principal to meet your child.

The teaching staff at the Goddard schools in Cary is open to suggestions. If you feel there is something that would be good for your child’s upbringing, you can discuss it with the teachers and they would be happy to incorporate it in their teaching methods. You can be sure that here your child will be nurtured with utmost care and will go through a proper learning curve.

Kids r Kids Wake Forest school

Kids r Kids Wake forest is a preschool for toddlers in the 06-36 months of age range. They are so much trustworthy that you can always go ahead and send your kids. The well-disciplined system of the Montessori will ensure that your kid grows up as a self-sufficient individual and maintain a well-balanced life.

Kids r Kids Wake forest preschools always give values to each and every individual. They are responsible enough to attend all the kids in their own way and you can be rest assured that the onus of safety and security of your kid solely depends on them. The toddlers are made aware of ethics, principles and moral values fro a very early age of their life. They learn to respect their teachers as well as their seniors. Similarly, the teachers also love and at the same time respect them. Flexible timing is an added advantage of these preschools. Here, the parents have the liberty to select a particular period to send their child to school without hampering their daily household chores.

The kids learn mathematics, language and other extra curricular activities are carried out keeping in mind the fact that the young children do not suffer from stress and mental pressure. They have the full liberty to enjoy and play during their activity sessions. Music and fun games play a major role in providing recreations and enjoy their daily preschool session.

Kids r Kids Wake forest ensures that your kid gradually develop and grow interest in almost all the activities. He is also allowed the liberty to select his own subject and carry out the activities accordingly. Natural growth of mind is never hindered in these preschools and you can expect your child to explore new methods, carry out activities with innovative ideas and many more such things, which are not even expected from your toddlers at this age.