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March 19, 2019
Again! Again!

It happens all the time. Bathed and in pajamas, your preschooler is ready for a bedtime story. You ask,"What should we read tonight?" and sure enough, they choose the same exact story that you have been reading every night for weeks. You wearily try to convince your child to choose another book from the shelf full of […]

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February 25, 2019
How Was Your Day?

We hear it all the time. "I ask her about her day, but I always get a one-word answer!" At CCNS we have lots of ways that we share information with families about what is happening at school, but there's nothing like hearing it from the children themselves. Janet Strasser and Lisa Mufson Bresson, authors […]

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February 15, 2019
Developing Literacy Through Play

It’s really not a surprise when you think about it, but there is a lot of learning that happens when children play. Playing stimulates curiosity and expands thinking, and when children play together, they learn from each other. There is a growing body of research around play and its importance to early childhood development, particularly […]

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February 1, 2019
Slow Parenting

I keep thinking about a conversation I had with a parent at our school. She was talking to me about how busy her life was with three children, and how hard she works to make sure each one has their own life, full of rich experiences. Typically, this would mean running this one to hockey, […]

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January 15, 2019
STEM and The Project Approach

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning has become a major focus of our schools, as it pervades every part of our lives and is essential in preparing children for the today's world. It is about learning how to think critically and evaluate information. How to apply knowledge, research and skills to problem solve. Rather […]

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