How Is Play Important for Childhood Development?

Children begin learning the fundamentals of playing when they are just a few weeks old. Some children enjoy playing games for fun, while other children will jump rope or play sports as a form of recreation. Being able to play and have fun is an intrinsic part of a child’s upbringing. Allowing children the opportunity …

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What to Do When Your Child Hits Another Child at Preschool

One phone call parents hope they never receive is from a preschool to report that their child hurt another child in class. While your first instinct may be to discipline your child about their behavior, it’s important to stay calm and take the time to make it a teachable moment. St. Cecelia has some tips …

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How Do Daycare and Preschool Differ?

When it’s time for your child to leave your side and start their education, you have two options — you can either enroll them in daycare or preschool. But are they really that different? Today, St. Cecelia discusses the similarities and differences between daycare and preschool. Daycare Daycare centers accept children at a variety of …

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How To Prevent Procrastination

As good as a kid may be, even the most accomplished students procrastinate once in a while. There may be a homework assignment they may not want to do, or a large project that seems like it’ll take hours to complete. Waiting till the last minute is never a good idea, as the student may …

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How to Succeed in the IB Program

What does it take to become a successful IB student? Will I be able to handle this? How much effort will it take to succeed at IB? Many students who are considering the IB Program have asked these questions. The truth, like many things in life, is you will get out what you put into …

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Is the International Baccalaureate Curriculum Difficult?

The IB Program is renowned for preparing students for secondary education in a way that traditional curriculum can’t match. If you are a student or parent considering the benefits of the IB Program, you have likely heard about the many benefits that come with enrollment. However, you may also be wondering how challenging the curriculum …

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Public or Private Preschool? Which Is Right for Your Child?

Choosing a preschool or pre-k program for your child is another in a long list of critical choices you must make for your child. One area many parents tend to get stuck on is whether they should choose a public or private preschool. While both have their benefits, we believe the private pre-k program we …

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What Can Your Children Get from Enrolling in Athletics?

For parents who never participated in athletics in their school years, they may be unaware of the important benefits of sports for their children. Everyone knows that exercise is excellent for the body, but there are many benefits you may never have realized that youth athletes gain. Today, the St. Cecelia team will discuss the …

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Recommended Reading for Catholic Middle Schoolers

Summer is the time for some well-earned R&R for your students. While we are fully supportive of our children taking time to unwind and relax after the school year, they can also take some time to improve their minds while having fun. With this goal, the St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School has compiled a short …

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4 Things Causing Your Student to Feel Stressed

Stress and anxiety have become widespread in our society. But it’s not just adults who are experiencing stress at record levels — our children are too. The question that parents should be asking themselves is “Why?” If we know the reasons our children are so stressed, we can begin to take measures to help them …

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