Preschool in the Age of Digital Acceleration PT I – The Pandemic Pivot

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as much as it is time to review our own online activities and learn about safety practices, it is also the perfect time to talk to our children about their relationship to technology. The questions and concerns are not new. How much? When? What applications at what ages?…

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Back to School 2021 – Navigating the Return to Preschool

A Q&A with Montclare Children’s School Parent, Vivian Mougios, PhD   Q: One of Covid’s most significant impacts has been the interruption of school from early childhood through higher education. In your opinion, what adverse effects does this have on preschoolers? VM:  Preschoolers have lost the opportunity to develop a sense of community outside their…

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Three Ways to Raise a Super Reader Right from the Beginning

Our young children are living in their own universe of growth, discovery, and wonder. While we are worrying about so many things right now, all that is happening with Covid and the world, they are doing their own “work,” and that work is joyful and serious, all at the same time, transcendent and full of…

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Educating the Children of the World: The Benefits of Multiculturalism in Preschool

A beautiful landmark building. A balanced approach to delivering the curriculum based on best practices for preschool education. Field trips, music, movement, yoga, art, two gyms, and a climbing wall. A library. Filmmaking. Add to this, a group of dedicated teachers and administrators working together with you and your children to create the best possible…

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The Balanced Curriculum – Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

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After a year of disrupted education, researchers are studying the long-term impact on younger children and how long it could take for them to recover both academically and social-emotionally in the classroom. Educators agree that preschool is even more essential than ever to address developmental delays and best prepare them for successful transitions to kindergarten.…

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Broadway was dark during the pandemic, but lights remained bright at Montclare

In March of 2020, Covid dropped the curtains on live theater and darkened the screens at multiplexes, but the doors to creativity remained open for a certain group of four-year-olds on New York City’s Upper West Side. The Montclare Children’s School’s annual film festival proceeded as it has for the last six years, producing student-written,…

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What parents need to know about Covid’s impact on kindergarten readiness

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As New York’s rate of COVID infection drops and the percentage of vaccinated New Yorkers increases, state and city governments have released their plans to reopen. On the tails of Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that New York City will fully reopen on July 1, 2020, Broadway announced its curtains will rise up once again on…

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20 Positive Parenting Techniques for Early Childhood

Parenthood can sometimes seem like a series of experiments designed to test your patience, resilience, and emotional bandwidth. Learning about different parenting styles and techniques will equip you with the skills to navigate each challenge to your best ability. Whether you are well into parenthood and desperate for a change or are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…

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Why Is Play So Important for Kids?

The importance of play is often underestimated, but it’s an essential part of children’s development. It’s not just a way for them to have fun and fill their days, it teaches them important life skills, pushes their imagination, and helps them to understand key concepts and lessons. We take a look at exactly why play…

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7 Nutrition Books for Kids to Teach Healthy Habits

Do you have a picky eater? Does your child prefer junk food over vegetables? Is it a struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods? You are not alone! Many parents have a hard time getting their kids to enjoy healthy foods. However, we’re here to tell you it isn’t impossible! One tip to…

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