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3 Easy Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air  By Maia James, Founder, Gimme the Good Stuff, Inc. Even if you’re an urban dweller, the air inside your home is likely more polluted than the air outside of it. You may have heard that this indoor air contamination comes...

Laughter is No Joke!

I take a certain amount of pride in not having to take any daily medications. The other day, I was talking to a friend and we started to laugh about an experience that she had and was sharing with me. We laughed so hard that...

Let There Be Lights

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast." - Charles Dickens Bring on the lights! How else do we combat the shrinking daylight hours and encroaching cold? On any given night, stippling our vast New York City nighttime skyline are millions...

Magical Thinking

Do you remember preschool? The Everett School called it Nursery-Kindergarten in my day. Tucked away on an Upper East Side street, Everett was my secret garden.  Behind the door of the archetypal brownstone façade, was a stairway leading down to an inner courtyard playground that became...

Tabula Rasa

Blog by Danielle Emspak, Montclare Head Teacher - Featured Blog on Huffington Post! Another attack occurred on a group of unsuspecting, innocent people. The grainy cell phone video of terror is imprinted in my mind. I think to myself, is it the image or the sound...

Patience

Join us for an OPEN HOUSE to learn more about Montclare Children's School - CLICK HERE   Article by Patti Sayre, Psychotherapist, LCSW You need to be patient" said the tracker on the safari that I was on this past summer, as we waited for a lion to...

When a Preschool Admissions Director Applies to Preschool

I became a preschool teacher at Montclare Children’s School in 2005, before meeting my husband and way before having two children of my own. From the moment I set foot in the classroom, I began imagining my own future little-one coming to Montclare. I could...

How to Make All Mornings Good Mornings, by Dr. Marcie

Dr. Marcie shares tips on how to make your mornings a little brighter! Starting school can put many small beings in a bad way. There are increased time pressures and more expectations for productivity. School mornings are certainly not the same as summer mornings. It’s not...

Slow down, You Move Too Fast – Soho Parenting

9/21 Parenting Workshop – RSVP Join us at Montclare on Wednesday, September 21st, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM SOHO Parenting: Your Preschooler’s Schedule: How Much is Too Much? Over the last thirty years the busy, busy lives of adults have trickled down to become the busy, busy lives of children....

Reflections From a Lonely Kid & The Gift of Boredom

Reflections from a Lonely Kid & the Gift of Boredom, by Mimi Dupuis, Director of Exmissions   Oh, those magically lazy days of summers past. Tart pink lemonade and blue skies. Running through sprinklers and catching fireflies. Snapshot memories flood my mind and, in the mysterious way...