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SPONSORED: Is Your Child Getting the Right Education?

Schooling options have changed significantly over the last decade, giving parents more input in decision-making and giving them a choice.

Top Resources for Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

Here are some great resources to help keep kids engaged and taken care of during a teacher strike.

Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Resource List

In case of a teacher walkout in Oklahoma next month, here's a list of meal and childcare resources available to local families.

Oklahoma Teacher Walkout: Here's what parents need to know

If the Oklahoma State Legislature does not meet a list of demands from the Oklahoma Education Association to fund increases to Oklahoma’s teacher and support staff pay as well as a restoration of funding to public schools, then a statewide school closure will ensue on April 2.

Education Guide

Oklahoma City has lots of education options and this guide helps navigate local private schools, charter schools and even online education options.

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.
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Educational Events in OKC

April 2018

The Zoo’s Party for the Planet is a family-fun Earth Day celebration featuring live entertainment in the Global Plaza, Keeper Connections throughout the Zoo and more. The OKC Zoo is also...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Features family fun activities teaching the importance of protecting our earth including hands-on art projects, musical entertainment, mascots, pet adoption and more. National Park Rangers will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5473
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Features vintage trailers and Airstreams, a hammock grove, fly fishing demonstrations, compass reading and campsite vignettes including tents, chairs, cooking apparatus, as well as bikes designed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Okalhoma City , OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a resource fair and honored speakers in celebration of World Autism Day.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-9995
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Features a fun hour of story time and a craft with a Rangers. For kids 5 and under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blanchard Public Library
205 NE 10th St
Blanchard, OK  73010
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 609-8860
Contact Name: Matt Whitney
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Features songs, games and interactive fun to learn about gardens. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds....

Cost: Members, $3; nonmembers, $4

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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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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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 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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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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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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Features come-&-go, hands-on science activities for kids ages 6 & under. No need to register. March's themes are: March 7: Reaction Lemons March 14: Pi Art March 21: Oil...

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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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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Oklahoma City Community College will host legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward. The lecture is free and open to the community. The presentation, The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community College
Telephone: 682-7590
Contact Name: Jill Robertson
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Larry Daniels from the Oklahoma Herpetological Society will bring live snakes and offer useful information on keeping them as pets as well as provide instruction on recognizing venomous and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Conference Center
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Connections Academy
Telephone: 800-382-6010
Contact Name: Jessica Hamilton
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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Features a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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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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Explore the galleries and enjoy hands-on fun, a movie and bedtime story. Each child will make a craft, get a button, T-shirt, flashlight and miner’s helmet. Bring a treasured object from...

Cost: Adults, $20; kids (4 & up), $35

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City , OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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