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How a Local Preschool is Adding Value to the Community

Good morning, it’s Kristen Rude, owner, director, and teacher at Fast-Track Kid’s Preschool in Del Mar, CA, and I’m here this morning with Elise Young, a Fast-Track Kid’s Parent. I thought it’d be most fitting to ask her about her experience at Fast-Track Kid’s and how she feels we’re adding value to the community. “Hi, […]

You may think that older kids have all the fun!  They get to go to Gymnastics, Dance and School, why not preschoolers?  There are activities offered through recreation centers, kids gyms and preschools just for your preschooler. There are programs that introduce young children to sports, art or even helps them prepare for Kindergarten. There […]

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5 Reasons You Should Be Baking A Cake With Your Kids Today: Increase chances your kids will eat.  If a child knows exactly what’s inside the food they are eating, they will be more likely to try it.  As you add ingredients, tell you child what you are adding.  You can also let them taste […]

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It’s that time of the year once again.  No, not the Holidays, but the end of another school year in San Diego and all the events that follow.  From recitals, end of year school parties, proms and graduations.  Everybody is excited and if not, at least relieved, that another school year has come to an […]

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FasTracKids hosted an Open House on Saturday, May 17 from 1-3 pm in Del Mar. FasTracKids offers a multi-day Pre-Kindergarten program for children ages 3 1/2-5.  At FasTracKids we strongly focus our efforts on helping children become better thinkers and communicators. FasTracKids is located at the Del Mar Boys & Girls Club at 14125 Mango Drive, Del Mar. Please […]

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Before knowing what to teach your child, you need to know how to teach them, and this is where understanding their learning style comes to play.  There are four basic learning styles for children between the ages of 2-4: Introvert, Extrovert, Perceiving and Judging. If your child is an introverted learner, they enjoy alone time […]

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As a pediatrician and mother – and all those other roles that we play in life – I spend most of my waking hours in the company of children.  They are amazing!  At times delightful, sweet and just plain funny and at other times challenging and nerve wracking.  My role entails being able to relate […]

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“Good morning, this is Kristen, Director of FasTracKids and today, we are making Venezuelan homes called palafitos. They are homes built on stilts in the water. The Carmel Valley FasTracKids are busy making them today and we’re having a really good time. I will pan over so that you can see. So over here, we have […]

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“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”  – Roger Lewin What is Critical Thinking? Critical Thinking has been a hot topic in education since 1948 when Benjamin Bloom took the lead in developing “the goals of the educational process,” including knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The definition […]

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

If your child’s preschool years are coming to an end, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten.  But is your child ready to move on to the “big” school?  What skills do kindergarten teachers expect their new students to have?  To help answer those questions (and ease your mind), I have asked highly regarded kindergarten […]

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Fighting Flu Season: How to Protect Your Family from the Influenza Virus With the arrival of flu season, many parents will be watching their children closely for symptoms of this dreaded virus.  The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs).  The virus spreads […]

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Carmel Valley Students Take Part in “Whatever It Takes” Pitch Session WIT, or Whatever It Takes, provides a college-level course for high school students where they learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills while designing, launching and growing social-impact projects.  Students earn college units through UCSD.  As part of the program the students have to go through […]

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