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Author: Jenny Bruce

7 Children’s Books About Self Esteem

Is your child shy? Does s/he have low self-esteem? Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best children’s books about self-esteem that teach courage, self-love, and acceptance. Pick out some books to read to your children so they can learn more about cultivating higher self-esteem! Check Out these Children’s Books...

How to Deal With Temper Tantrums at Every Age

Is your child throwing temper tantrums? Most toddlers do! For parents, however, it can be irritating and challenging to deal with. Perhaps you are wondering what the norm is for temper tantrums, how they differ at each age, and how you can manage them as a parent. In...

15 Critical Social Skills for Kids and How to Develop Them

Child development is fascinating. Human beings start as vulnerable infants who rely on caregivers for their every need, then, over time, turn into independent children and hopefully high-functioning adults. What happens during each of these milestones is essential to the next stage of your child’s...

Discipline is Not a Four Letter Word

Children’s music. Is that like children’s food? In most cultures around the world, there is no such thing as food specifically for children....

SHOULD CHILDREN HAVE CHORES?

Believe it or not, chores are incredibly beneficial for children. However, there is a lot to consider before assigning chores to your children. For example, you might wonder what kind of chores to give them, how to divide the tasks fairly, and how to motivate your...

Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool 

If we have learned anything in the age of "social distancing" it is how deeply we crave and need the society of others and how that ubiquitous term defines the challenge we have all been facing. Over these past months, Montclare has placed a high...

Montclare During Covid-19

In 2013 as an elementary school Principal, prior to becoming the Director of Montclare Children's School, I was asked to lead the faculty in taking curricular instruction from the traditional classroom model to a blended learning model. In the book, Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning Through the i2Flex Classroom...

How Does it Feel to be Two Today?

Being a two-year-old is not easy! So many feelings and, typically, insufficient vocabulary to match. It can, indeed, be terrible being two. Helping young children identify and name their emotions is something we do beginning in our 2s program. It allows children to become more comfortable...

Around the World – Celebrating Global Cultures!

At Montclare, we have our own mini-UN with a community made up of families and staff from all over the world speaking over 17 languages! While we welcome parents into the classroom for celebrations of culture throughout the year (many classrooms recently celebrated the Lunar...

A Greener Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

At Montclare we are on a mission; to reduce our use of plastic and to be more environmentally aware. After our leadership team studied the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, we honed in on initiative #12 as our focus: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/12.pdf We are looking at every aspect of school...