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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...

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...

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...

21st Century Learning at Montclare

December, 2019 will be the third consecutive year that Montclare joins millions of people around the world to participate in The Hour of Code, prompting many discussions about what it means to be a 21st-century student and educator. More specifically, what does a 21st-century early...

Building an Early Childhood Program

Article by Cathy Makropoulos, Director, Montclare Children’s School for 2019 issue of Parents League Review Constructing a robust early childhood education program requires engineering similar to that needed to build a fine, sound house. In education as in architecture, a clear creative vision is essential if something enduring is to...