“Although they cannot understand fully all the facts and complexities of history, young children can learn that many grown ups have worked, and continue to work to make the world a safe, fair, and good place.” This article published by NAEYC and written by Susan Friedman offers some ideas for how to teach young children … Read more
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“The love of birds can be a huge gateway (for children) to appreciating all forms of nature.” – Washington Wachira Indeed! This post from Tinkergarten has some helpful tips to help kids notice the birds in their neighborhood and beyond! http://blog.tinkergarten.com/blog/2018/12/12/8-easy-ways-to-help-your-kids-fall-in-love-with-birds
Wondering whether or not to have your child start kindergarten in the fall? Are you considering a “bridging” or “connecting” program instead? Have questions? Come see us! PRE-K INFORMATION DAY – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Come learn about our Pre-K program and meet one of our teachers who will answer your questions 2 Sessions: 10 … Read more
Raahgiri Day, India’s sustained car‐free event which started as a small initiative and has since blossomed into a national movement, celebrates its fifth anniversary. Every Sunday, in over 70 cities in India, streets are closed to all motorized vehicles until noon. The street closures encourage people to walk, cycle, exercise, and reclaim their streets for … Read more
Today, the children were learning about colors and color mixing in Rad Lab.
We are hosting a positive parenting workshop series led by Emily Trotman, M. Ed, based on the best-selling book by Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. Wed., Nov. 7 & 14 from 9:15 am – 10:45 am. Meet with other parents in a supportive environment and to learn how to set limits and … Read more
Today is a professional development day for our staff. Here, our Nurse Consultant, Dana Murray, conducts an EpiPen training for some of the teachers. Other topics of professional development today include using the NAEYC Code of Ethics and revisiting our yearlong focus on using Big Question to promote children’s deeper thinking skills.
Farmer Bill Palmer, from Sam Bridge Nursery in Greenwich, CT, visited FCP to teach the children about the life cycle of the pumpkin.
Ann Boehn, from Cos Cob Library, visited our preschool and had a story time of seasonal poems and tales.
Mrs. Windy, Ms. Steiner, and Mrs. I had a great time at the Trunk or Treat! Here is a link to more photos from the event: Trunk or Treat Photos