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Winter Clothing

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Winter is always a bit of a surprise. You know it’s coming, it’s always the same time of year, but it always seems like the weather changes overnight. The days are suddenly dark. The Sun feels dramatically further away today than it did yesterday. Snow and wet and wind and rain and ice. All of […]

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Birthdays

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Birthdays are such a joyous occasion. Party and big celebration, quiet moment of enjoyment, close family sharing a special meal, however you honor this day, it’s so good you’re here. We’re so glad you were born. What a wonderful day that was, the day I became a dad, the day I became a big sister, […]

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Individualized Education

Podcasts

What do you imagine when you think of a “school?” How about “teacher?” Montessori asks us to put aside some of our expectations about these phrases, even what we expect children to be able to do. Observing a Montessori classroom, the children are not all oriented in one direction, paying attention to a teacher at […]

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From Teacher to Parent

Podcasts

A child’s parent is their first teacher. We love the children in our care, but there is no love like a parent’s love. We work to build a trusting relationship over the years we have a child in our class, but the child is not born trusting us like they do their parent. We can […]

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Holidays with Children

Podcasts

There are holidays throughout the year. Some require looking up beloved recipes on yellowed cards and hanging of decorations and long car rides. Some you only know about because social media or the Google Doodle informs you. Holidays are a wonderful opportunity for stories and conversations with your child, and even establishing new traditions in […]

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