The Earlier the Better?
This excerpt from Rae Pica's book, "What if Everybody Understood Child Development?" discusses why pushing academics down into early childhood education, is detrimental to child development.
The Story of the Observer Child
Why do some children often stand on the sidelines, watching other children? Are they really playing?
Benefits of Clay Play
Learn about the many benefits of playing with clay and why kids should linger in the exploration stage.
Outsmart the Wiggles
Why are there ants in the pants of so many elementary age children? Let's look at the root cause.
Everyone Needs Attention
Children thrive with the support of loving, nurturing adults. Their need for attention is often rooted in a deep longing for relationship.
Toddlers as Investigators
Tune in to children’s interests and extend the play opportunities they love. Responsive teaching inspires lifelong learners.
The Magic of the Stump Pile
An empty lot filled with landscaping debris revolutionized our outdoor program. See how.