Early Education

  • Helping young children reach developmental milestones

    5 ideas for you to consider

    The first few years of life are fundamental to cognitive, emotional and physical development. While every child progresses at their own pace, there are many toys and activities you can introduce to encourage growth. read more »
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum announces new direction and name

    The museum will now be serving children ages through 12 years old

    The Museum's Board of Trustees, key supporters, Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Rosser and Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison will celebrate the official name change on September 22 during a private event at the Museum. read more »
  • Get smart about sustainability

    Tips for teaching kids earth-friendly habits

    For many parents, their interest in sustainability and earth-friendly living is driven by a desire to create a better world for their children. Taking personal action and responsibility are part of the solution but teaching the next generation to be environmentally conscious is an important part of the equation, too. read more »
  • Download HVP's FREE Back to School Survival Guide

    All the best back to school tips, tricks and advice from the experts

    Download your FREE survival guide plus find checklists, anti-bullying info and other hot topics to ease back to school stress and guide you through the school year. read more »
  • 3 tips to boost your children's self-esteem this school year

    Be your kid's cheerleader

    While packing bags and backpacks for school, there’s one essential that may be overlooked: Children’s self-esteem. Although many children may feel confident and self-assured at home, they can feel differently in the classroom. When children have high self-esteem, they’re less likely to reflect negative feelings toward others. read more »
  • Tips to get preschoolers on a schedule

    How to reap the benefits of routine

    Sticking to a daily routine offers endless social, emotional and physical developmental benefits for preschoolers. read more »