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A Peek Inside Primrose Classrooms

Balanced Learning® approach – Primrose Schools’ research-informed approach to early education developed by early learning experts. Balanced Learning is the blueprint that guides Primrose teachers and…

Your Child, the Natural Scientist

In many ways, young children are natural scientists. And according to The Scientist in the Crib, by Alison Gopnik, Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, we are “born with the ability to discover the secrets of the universe…with the drive to explore and experiment until we do.” Indeed, the first three years of life are consumed by a desire to explore and experiment with objects. The crib, the playroom, the bathtub and the backyard are all excellent laboratories for our young…

Sink or Float? A Scientific Inquiry Activity for Toddlers

Hooray – summer is finally here! This is my favorite time of year to go for walks (in the woods or on the beach), read by the pool, fix a quiet family picnic or lie on a blanket in the backyard and cloud-gaze with my granddaughter. We often think of summer as a time to change pace, relax and rejuvenate – and it is! But, summertime also provides fantastic opportunities for learning. You may remember the three-part series I wrote…
Making Key Connections: Four Reasons Why the First Five Years Are So Important

Making Key Connections: Four Reasons Why the First Five Years Are So Important

With an increased focus on early education and child care programs, increased support for parents and home visitation programs, and compelling calls-to-action from business leaders,…

Early Childhood Education: A Year in Review

This year was an encouraging one for those who are passionate about early childhood education. We made great strides in 2013 rallying thought leaders, business people and political influencers around the importance of high quality early education. We’ve sparked the conversation, noting that this is not just an education issue, but also a business and financial crisis for our nation. Leading researchers and economists agree that if we don’t stimulate Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts® in young children during…

Hand Jive: Baby Sign Language at Home

For most kids, summertime is an excuse for intellectual sloth. Not for Bennett: He has been learning all summer long. Neuroscience tells us that young children are natural-born learners. In fact, something like 90% of our brain development occurs from birth to age five. School-aged children, by contrast, have to work at learning, which explains why they love summer break. Right now, Bennett's brain is developing at break-neck speed. It seems like he's doing something new every day. Case in…

Taking Time Out to Discuss Time-Outs, Rosemary Wells Style

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a good friend who, in my opinion, is justifiably revered as a superstar in the preschool world. During our conversation, best-selling children’s book author Rosemary Wells referred to herself, as she so often does, as Max and Ruby’s mother. She clearly meant it literally, and I was once again struck by just how seriously she takes her literary role as creator of Max and Ruby – those two beloved storybook bunnies…
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