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Holidays with Children

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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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Change

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Frederick Douglass said, “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” But, sometimes, the struggle can be just that — painful. Arduous. Seemingly unending. Is there anything worse than seeing a loved one struggle? Change is hard, but it is inevitable. Sometimes change is exciting — a new baby, moving, a new classroom or school […]

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When Help Isn’t Helpful

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We all want to help. We are born empathetic into this close-knit community, and that empathy drives us to care for and want to help one another. We want to help other adults, even strangers, and, so tenderly, our children. What drives this desire? When isn’t it actually “helpful?” What could you do when a […]

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We Prepare the Environment

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In this podcast, Charlotte Wood discusses the final aspect of our five Guiding Principles: We Prepare the Environment. The Prepared Environment is a specially curated space for children of a certain age, another word for “classroom,” a special place. Adults work diligently to ensure this space is always clean, ready for the children, that everything […]

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We Create a Culture of Empowerment

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Lately, we’ve been podcasting about our five Guiding Principles, core values that drive us daily, measures we use to gauge if a thought, conversation, action, perspective is in line with the agreements we make as a team. In this podcast, Charlotte Wood reflects on the Guiding Principle of “We Create a Culture of Empowerment.” How […]

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