Early Childhood Development

December 10, 2014

Your Brain on Childhood

I am a big fan of Gabrielle Principe’s book, “Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan.” Not only […]
November 14, 2014

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day 2014

What a wonderful turn out of grandfriends during today’s 2nd annual Grandparents Day. While the day included a coffee & bagel social, tour, classroom visits, and […]
November 7, 2014

A School Designed with Your Child In Mind

Today on CLC’s campus I saw middle school students choosing their History Fair topics, first graders making connections between different fairy tales, and kids in our […]
November 3, 2014

Invitation to Fail

This post was originally published in CLC’s Friday News last winter.   I am not afraid to admit it: I am the sap who tears up […]
October 31, 2014

Preschool — Building Blocks of Life Long Learning

A recent op-ed in the New York Times pulled on its smock and ventured into the world of preschool, looking at the “Building Blocks of  a […]
October 29, 2013

Kindergarten’s Butterflies

A moment in time: One of the butterflies the kindergarteners have been eagerly awaiting to emerge from their chrysalises finally did. Even after warming up, it […]
October 10, 2013

12 Brain Rules

Some great rules to consider when thinking about learning, raising kids, or even just sustaining our own mental wherewithal and stamina. Below are the 12 Brain […]
July 31, 2013

John Cleese Explains the Brain

Below is a video from John Cleese’s very “informative” brain podcast (actual content begins around 35 seconds). You’ll notice, of course, that nearly every sentence is […]
December 12, 2012

“All About Book” Publishing Party

“All About Book” Publishing Party by Jennifer Edgar, 2nd grade Lead Teacher What a sweet party! Calm company, healthy snacks, and the best of 2nd grade […]
August 31, 2012

A Peaceful Place in Kindergarten

What makes our kindergarten unique?  Look here at an excerpt from Ms. Patty’s Friday News from the second week of school: Our second week in Kindergarten […]
August 31, 2012

A Safe Place in Preschool

By Nichole Patillo, Preschool Lead Teacher Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social and emotional classroom management program that empowers both teachers and students. Conscious discipline is […]