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Teachable Moment

Let me start by saying that I have always considered myself an open-minded person. As someone who creates music, writes, and works in the education field, that shouldn't be a stretch. For the past twelve years, I have worked at a preschool as an administrator (currently as...

Teacher Feature: Daphne Hicks

Getting to know one of Montclare's veteran 2s teachers and long-time UWS resident, mom of two, Daphne Hicks! Hi, Daphne. What first brought you to Montclare Children's School and how long have you been here? I came to Montclare Children’s School in the fall of 2007. Prior...

Spotlight on Montclare’s Director, Cathy Makropoulos

I had fun checking in with Montclare's Director, Cathy Makropoulos and asking her a few questions. Here's what she had to say! Cathy, where did you grow up? I have fond memories of my childhood growing up in Upstate New York. I vividly remember the countryside and all...

Teacher Feature – Brenna Riley

I recently had a chance to talk with one of our experienced 3s Classroom Head-Teachers, Brenna Riley.  Brenna attended the Hunter College graduate program for Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at Montclare Children's School for nine years. Hi, Brenna.  When did you start working...

A Season of Separation

Blog by Colleen Brown, Education Coordinator 2s & 3s A child’s first school experience is one of the most important learning opportunities of his or her life. These early years of a child’s education form the precious building blocks for a life-long love of learning.  However, the separation...

Preschool: What does Teacher Guided Mean?

Just as parents face an overabundance of parenting styles; from helicopter on one end, to free-range on the other, there are also varying educational philosophies to consider when looking at preschools. Montclare Children’s School is a Teacher-Guided School.  Unsurprisingly, New York City is home to schools...