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    Kindergarten confusion: Can I enroll my child in kindergarten?

    Published on October 1, 2019

    Recent changes to the kindergarten enrollment dates have caused some confusion for parents. Discover what age a child must be to enroll in kindergarten, if districts have waivers available and what you can do to help your child be ready for school.

  • Boy in baseball uniform

    After-school activities: How much is too much?

    Published on September 20, 2019

    Is your child ready to add sports, dance or lessons to their schedule? Are they necessary? Here are tips to help you decide how to schedule your child’s out of school time.

  • Colorful strings

    4-H Military Family Book Sheets: 'The Invisible String'

    Published on September 12, 2019

    Children’s books provide a way for parents, caregivers and young children to learn about deployment and the many changes that happen by reading about other military families, children or situations that have experienced deployment.

  • Military mom holding baby

    4-H Military Family Book Sheets: 'Mommy, You’re My Hero'

    Published on September 12, 2019

    Children’s books provide a way for parents, caregivers and young children to learn about deployment and the many changes that happen by reading about other military families, children or situations that have experienced deployment.

  • Kids building a snowman

    Tips for nurturing a child’s love of science

    Published on September 6, 2019

    Children are naturally inquisitive. Adults can help youth nurture their curiosity and budding love of science through programs such as 4-H, which offers easy projects that will engage young people in science.

  • School bus

    Ten tips for back-to-school success

    Published on August 12, 2019

    It’s back-to-school time! As the summer draws to a close, take some time to plan ahead and help your children be ready to succeed this school year.

  • As simple as blocks may seem, they are one of the most important types of learning tools for young children.| MSU Extension

    Blocks: So much more than building

    Published on August 6, 2019

    Blocks are one of the most important learning tools and children as young as six months can enjoy playing with blocks.

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