Mom-to-Mom: How to Build a Support System

How to Build a Support System

Now, more than ever before, our family communities are shaped in ways our ancestors would have never imagined. For instance, modern technology enables us to travel around the world and make new homes in amazing places with security and family-ready resources, without losing touch with loved ones. On the other hand, that flexibility and freedom can come with a cost: they say it takes a village to raise a child, and you have got to find yourself a whole new village. So what’s a mom to do?

What Is Genius Hour, And Why Is It Important?

what is genius hour and why is it important

Genius Hour is an educational project in which students explore a self-directed project or topic of their own choosing. While Genius Hour typically takes place in a school or classroom, there are increasingly fewer opportunities for true exploration in traditional educational settings. At ACE Academy, we create space for Genius Hour after school, as a way for children to restore and recharge in a way that is meaningful to them as individuals.

Make Summer Awesome with These Fun and Frugal Cool-Down Ideas!

Make Summer Awesome with These Fun and Frugal Cool-Down Ideas!

One of the beautiful things about the San Francisco Bay Area is the temperate climate, but this time of year, we’re looking for ways to beat the heat! There’s something about these hot days that makes summer activities hard on kids and parents. But we’ve got a solution for you! With our handy guide, you’ll …

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Hack Summer Literacy With These Five Amazing Activities

Summer Literacy Ideas

Summer is here! And with everything summer has to offer (including summer camps!), you may be on the hunt for summer literacy activities! If you’re like us, you’re always looking for new ways to help your little ones (and not-so-little ones) grow their learning, whether school is in session or not. To help, we’ve rounded …

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Fall Family Fun

fall family fun ideas

Autumn is here, and with it, so many fall family fun activities! We’ve rounded up the best ideas online and in the East Bay and divided them by age: preschoolers and littles (1.5 to 4 years), the K-6 crew (4-12 years old), and all ages.

Spring is here! Family Fun Activities to Welcome the Season

springtime activities for the family

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing– winter is over and spring is here! We are loving the later sunsets and great weather, too.  If you are looking for some springtime family fun activities to engage your whole family (no matter their ages), look no further. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest and …

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