Archive for March, 2016
Looking for ways to help a non profit organization? You can not only benefit the organization you’re supporting, the people involved, and the community in general, helping out with non profit organizations can improve your sense of self and make you a happier person.
The non profit industry has greatly improved over the last few years. From 2003 to 2013, approximately 1.41 million non profit organizations were registered with the Internal Revenue Service, which is an increase of 2.8%. The financial benefits of non profits have been shown as well: contributing an estimated $905.9 billion to the U.S. economy, non profit organizations accounted for 5.4% of the entire country’s gross domestic product, according to Urban Institute, 2015. Non profits are certainly on the rise, but they still could use
If you have just graduated from high school and are wondering what to do with your life, you should give a good look to going to college. Even if you can start working right away at a decent job, over the long run, a college degree is likely to pay off much more than the head start you get by entering the workforce right out of school.
Consider this: In the U.S., those with four-year college degrees earn about 98% more on average than those with just a high school education. Of course, averages can be skewed by all those doctors and dentists and corporate CEOs making six- and seven-figure incomes, but even when you consider the median, which is the midpoint of all salaries, those with a four-year degree earn about 50% more than people who didn’t finish college and about 60% more than th
We all want our children to get the best start in life. It can be tough for parents who have children with learning disabilities, as they may feel their child isn’t getting the same treatment or head start in life as other children. The one size fits all approach that is found in many public schools often doesn’t fit what children with learning disabilities in school really need. Luckily, there are schools for children with learning disabilities, like autism, with focused strategies and techniques like ABA therapy (applied behavior analysis) that can help both the parents and children get the education and specialized attention they rightfully deserve. Working with learning disabilities is certainly more challengi
t’s no secret that parents want the best for their children. Whether it’s getting them involved in sports or extracurricular activities to boost the child’s confidence and sense of independence, or if it’s ensuring that they receive the best education possible, one great way a parent can truly set their child up for success is by enrolling them in a high quality early childhood education program, or, for older children, high quality before school care or after school care.
Early childhood education is no joke. Research shows that the R.O.I. on good quality early childhood education is 10%. When you consider that the stock market’s R.O.I. is only 7.2%, 10% is pretty impressive. And parents agree, which is why more and more of them are hopping on the early childhood education bandwagon. in recent
With more women in the workforce than ever before, households with two working parents are more prevalent, leading to an increased need for childcare. In the U.S., over 80% of children spend time in daycare by age four, and nearly 11 million kids under the age of 5 are in some kind of childcare arrangement each week. Because of the high demand for childcare, the price of enrolling a child in these facilities is skyrocketing, putting some parents in a difficult position. Many parents are asking how to find a good daycare that is also affordable.
When searching for the right daycare, working parents tend to rank convenience and affordability fairly high on the list of things to look for. With this in mind, employers are learning that providing childcare in the workplace can increase em