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21st Century Learning at Montclare

Montclare joined the tens of millions of people around the world participating 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 learner look like in an early childhood classroom?...

Never Too Young For Mindfulness

At Montclare, I have loved teaching music to all age groups for well over a decade. However, for the last 5 years I have also had the pleasure of teaching yoga to our 4-year-olds! At the end of each yoga practice, I include a 3-5...

Seed To Table

  FOOD AND GARDEN SCIENCE   At Montclare, we are proud to be working with Ingredient Happy to better connect children to the food they eat through hands-on seed-to-table learning and planting in our rooftop garden. Starting with Seeds Our child-centric Food & Garden Science curriculum is designed to help...

Music at Montclare

Welcome to music at Montclare! Why is music so important for preschoolers? Music naturally delights and interests young children (of all ages!) providing a positive outlet for their high spirits and creative energy. Music and movement help develop both sides of the brain and contribute to children's...

Creativity in Motion

Meet Lindsay Andretta our Movement and Library Specialist!   I grew up in a small colorful hippie town in upstate New York called Woodstock. As soon as I could walk, I was hiking and climbing the Catskills! After school, I would practice acting, dancing and took...

Being Present in Preschool

By Noel Cohen, Montclare Children's School's Music Teacher I am a meditator. I try to meditate every morning for 25 minutes. When my son went off to college, and my marriage fell apart, I was face with a chasm in my life. On the one hand, I had...

Magic

As adults we sometimes long for the "magic" of childhood; the sense of wonder and excitement that seems to ebb with time. A means of better connecting with our children and rediscovering that magic in ourselves may, in fact, be through...

Montclare Film Festival!

Cannes? Tribeca? Sundance? Yes, we've heard of them. But, this week we're talking Montclare Film Festival!  For the third consecutive year, Writopia Lab and Montclare Children's School come together to present our one-of-a-kind 4s Film Festival! This week, each of our 4s classrooms is presenting 3 original short films...

Kind is the New Beautiful: ECIS Conference in Belgium 2017!

I recently had the opportunity to attend the ECIS (Early Childhood International Schools) conference in Belgium with my fellow-teacher, Daphne Hicks. Teachers from all around the globe came together for two full days to attend lectures, network, and discover what early childhood education looks like...

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....