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Art at Montclare

At Montclare we are proud to offer a "balanced" preschool curriculum bringing together scaffolded, teacher-guided learning and more open-ended, center-based learning. One of the best ways to demonstrate what that looks like is through our children's art projects. Artwork created in the individual classroom typically reflects...

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...

When We Were Very Young, and Then We Were Not

My older son is 5’ 8” tall.  So am I. He is 12 ½ years old. I am not. He still comes to me and hovers over my lap expecting a seat, momentarily forgetting his new, jumbo-size body. Typically, I grant him a 30-second snuggle, a big...

Making Lemonade: A Lesson in Giving Back and Speaking Up

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: A Lesson in Giving Back and Speaking Up! A few years ago I learned about an amazing foundation called Alex’s Lemonade Stand. For those of you who don’t know about this incredible organization, let me take a few moments to explain. At age...

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...

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...

Interview with Aidan Donnelley Rowley about “The Ramblers.”

On March 15 @ 7PM Montclare welcomes 3-time Montclare Parent and author of the newly released "The Ramblers" to talk about her new book to our families. https://newinbooks.com/interview-with-aidan-donnelley-rowley-author-of-the-ramblers/ The Ramblers is a love letter to New York City and a tale of three thirty-something friends during one...