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Senses

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Our summer camp children learned about the different senses animals use while they were at Fenner Nature Center this week. Each child was given a scent in a bottle to try, and then later tried to match scents that were … Continue reading

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Toys!

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  It’s pretty obvious that Simon enjoys cars, trucks, and trains! But do you see how he’s got them so neatly lined up? Simon is exercising his fine motor and early math skills by arranging them so closely and with … Continue reading

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You Can Do It!

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Sometimes Toddlers in Toddlerland just need a little encouragement from teachers like Ada, who help them develop confidence in tackling scary or new things. Setting the children up for success–knowing that Eloise is able and ready to go down the … Continue reading

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Swinging into Spring

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  As we approach the summer months at EC3, we are just as excited as the children that there are more warm days than cold for outdoor learning and play. “Large motor development” (building the large muscle groups in the … Continue reading

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Sitting-Waving-Watching

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Every morning, the Toddlerland students use their big bridge and wide window to watch children and parents arrive and depart. Often, the children wave “bye-bye” to their own parents before beginning their play at EC3. Seeing parents leave in the … Continue reading

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Tinkers

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Max and Justin in the Bluegill room might have a future as engineers, don’t you think? The children at EC3 have so many opportunities to be creative throughout the day in many different ways: like building inventions! Mindful play with … Continue reading

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S-S-S-SPEEDY

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If you ask Morgan or any of the children from the Bluegill room who their favorite class pet is, we guarantee they will overwhelmingly respond with “Speedy!” The loveable turtle has lived at EC3 for more than five years and provides a little … Continue reading

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Part 3: How do we talk about disABILITY & inclusion?

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Every child and infant at EC3 has the right to participate in a broad range of activities as full-fledged members of families, communities and society. A classroom filled with students who have a variety of abilities and disabilities provides the … Continue reading

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Part 2: How do we talk to children about race?

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  When we don’t give young children the words to talk about our differences and race, it becomes something they view as forbidden and dangerous. That leads to fear and mistrust. Building awareness and respectful understanding early on can positively … Continue reading

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Diversity Series—Part 1: Cultural Diversity

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Earlier this month, Program Director Patti Casey led all EC3 staff through a Cultural Competency and Inclusion Training. In three parts over the next week, we will share what we learned with you for your own family conversations and teaching … Continue reading

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