New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Last September, the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) announced that it will not renew its contract with the ERB. Simply put, the test (a modified WPPSI-IV, often called the ECAA) used by city private schools for Kindergarten and 1st grade admissions is no longer going to be provided or required by its larger governing body.
This caused quite a stir in the test taking world, as it left families with no indication of what would happen next. While most schools will wait for ISAAGNY’s new test recommendation coming this spring, some are deciding what they will continue with this next year. Horace Mann’s recent announcement places them among several schools that have already indicated that they will continue with the ECAA as an objective, viable kindergarten admissions test.
Bright Kids will continue to prepare children for the ECAA, with a large library of professionally developed early childhood materials, experienced teachers and personalized curricula. As a company at the forefront of NYC testing practices, Bright Kids is prepared to adapt to any of the changes that may come in the following months.
While private school applications may be several months away, the best way to alleviate the pressure and anxiety off your child is to approach the preparation process in a slow and gradual manner. Our new Private School Skill Builder package is a way to informally introduce the concepts that are included in many early childhood exams. Regardless of what test may be introduced later this year, this is an excellent way to expose your child to the specific types of questions, and begin to acclimate them to working on these kinds of activities. Registration is currently open.
Also, Bright Kids offer a full range of early childhood publications to introduce the concepts that are tested on these exams.