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Ask the Experts: Preschool - Part time vs full time?

We asked local experts to weigh in on how to know if your child is ready for full-time school.

Teacher for a Day: What I Learned in an OKC Classroom

The students were eager to learn, the facility was impressive and the administrators and teachers were obviously passionate about their jobs. So why all the bad news about education?

The Power of Education: Local Immigrants Pursuit Despite Hardships

“My life has changed completely because I gave myself the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge and experience. That’s a gift I want to give my students.”

How to Bring Play Back Into Your Child's Life

In today's world, our children are accustomed to manufactured toys with defined purposes, television and film that present someone else's imagination, computers that use other people's programs and classes in dance or sports in which someone instructs them in what to do. As a result, today's children can no longer bring forth their strong, creative impulse to play.

Considering Homeschooling?

Are you thinking about homeschooling your child? Below I have some advice on how to get started on the journey whether you have made the decision to homeschool or just thinking about whether this is what you need to do.

SPONSORED: This Meal Kit Service Is a Game-Changer for Moms

As a mom of soon-to-be three under 3 years, I know what a lifesaver these meals have been for us and I want to share that with as many people as I can.

Homeschooling Pros & Cons

Considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling, or a well-seasoned homeschooler? We all need some reflection points on the pros and cons of homeschooling.

Private School Open House & Information Fair Guide

Are you considering a private school education for your child? MetroFamily's Guide to Private School Open Houses and Information Fairs can help you learn more about the many educational option in the OKC metro area.

Name Change Coming for OKC Schools Dedicated to Confederate Leaders

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted yesterday to move forward with changing the names of three elementary schools originally dedicated to Confederate leaders: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Isaac Stand Watie.

SPONSORED: Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween brings out all kinds of fun, from dressing up in costumes to eating sweet treats. But those treats can play a trick on your kids by filling their tummies with unhealthy food and creating bad habits.

Local Teacher Writes Children's Book

She's a second grade teacher and a mental health professional for kids with psychological disabilities, but Kimberly Anderson always had her sights set on something more.
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Educational Events in OKC

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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. Best suited for kids ages 6...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features a series of educational sessions by local professionals with experience in providing services in mind, body therapies and/or integrative medicine practices. Preregister. Topics...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Raymond A. Young Conference Center at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
3300 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 951-2277

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Features come-&-go, hands-on science activities for kids ages 6 & under. No need to register.

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Use SparkFun Inventor’s Kits to learn about hardware and programming with the Arduino language. Kits includes everything needed to complete 16 circuits, teaching about sensors, LCD...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Learn more about educational opportunities in Oklahoma. Attendees can take part in breakout sessions and a legislative forum as well as hear from a keynote speaker. Schedule: Breakout...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Meinders School of Business Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 360-1200
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Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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Features a half-day event for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 who want to experience creative and innovative facets of engineering. Students will participate in hands-on engineering activities...

Cost: $5-$7

Where:
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
6808 South 107th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
Telephone: 630-305-0003
Contact Name: Jenny Balogh
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