Nation’s Foremost Expert on Testing for Kindergarten Reveals Why NYC Mom Who Sued Preschool Has a Point
MIAMI, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A Manhattan mom is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s New York preschool, claiming that the school didn’t deliver on its promise to prepare her daughter for testing that would set the girl on a course for the Ivy League. Is this mom being ridiculous in her claims?
Kindergarten testing expert Karen Quinn says that New Yorkers take their preschool test prep very seriously. How their kids score will mean the difference between getting a great education and a mediocre one, so this mom’s concerns aren’t as outrageous as they may initially sound.
Private, public, and gifted school programs in New York can lock children into a specific path that can determine the rest of their academic career. The importance of getting a child into a good school cannot be overstated as it can affect their future earnings and quality of life. This explains the Manhattan mother’s concerns, but what she was missing were specific steps that she could take to help ensure a successful academic future for her daughter.
Invite Quinn to answer:
- How did the NY mom misinterpret how the school was teaching her daughter?
- When should parents start preparing their kids for preschool testing?
- What specific steps can parents take to ensure their kids score well?
- Does a good preschool set a child on a path to the Ivy Leagues or is that just crazy thinking?
CREDENTIALS: Karen Quinn is a former attorney who became an expert in the admissions process of NYC schools after learning of her own son’s educational needs. By necessity, she developed an educational program that raised her child’s IQ score from the 34th to the 94th percentile, thus getting him into the top school of her choice. Later, she started a company that helped scores of NYC parents prep their children for testing and kindergarten admissions success. Today, her website, TestingMom.com helps thousands of parents across the country get their kids ready for testing. Quinn has shared her tools in her latest book, Testing for Kindergarten. She has been featured by The View, 20/20, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Richard and Judy Show (UK), The New York Times, Redbook magazine, More magazine, The Boston Herald, The Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Woman’s Day, and others. She has her own radio show, 30-Minute Mom, on WebTalkRadio.
AVAILABILITY: Florida, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone
SOURCE Karen Quinn