Thursday, June 29, 2017

Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School

April 5, 2016 by  
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Without a teacher present, children look for a much wider range of information and consider a greater range of options. Knowing what to expect from a teacher is a really good thing, of course: It lets you get the right answers more quickly than you would otherwise. Indeed, these studies show that 4-year-olds understand how teaching works and can learn from teachers. But there is an intrinsic trade-off between that kind of learning and the more wide-ranging learning that is so natural for young children. ..

Ready To Learn: Defining Kindergarten Readiness Once and For All!

November 10, 2011 by  
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Now: Everything you need to know to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten! Kindergarten readiness, a hot topic among politicians, is also a hot topic among parents. With this in mind, let’s look at how kindergarten readiness goes far beyond learning the ABC’s and starts way back in infancy. Here are some general indicators that early childhood educators agree show children are prepared to enter kindergarten…

Openings for 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Students at DaVinci!

August 3, 2011 by  
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From DaVinci Schools:

Openings for 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Students

We currently have openings for the 2011-2012 school year for eligible 10th and 11th grade students in both Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science, and for eligible 12th grade students in Da Vinci Science. Classes begin on August 16, 2011.
Questions? Please contact:

Stefanie Fujinami
sfujinami@davincischools.org

(310) 331-8093

The Thrill of (vicarious) Success

July 25, 2011 by  
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It is so hard, as a parent, not to be seduced by the thrill of having our child “succeed.” And what exactly defines “success?” In early childhood, we often judge success on how much a child knows. This leads many parents to put their children into “academic” programs that focus on abstract knowledge, rather than experiential, play-based programs

Defining Kindergarten Readiness Once and For All!

November 10, 2010 by  
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Kindergarten readiness, a hot topic among politicians, is also a hot topic among parents. With this in mind, let’s look at how kindergarten readiness goes far beyond learning the ABC’s and starts way back in infancy.

Are You Listening?

October 4, 2010 by  
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Do you really listen to the people in your life? While reading this I reflected upon how I listen to my husband, my child, and my friends…I wanted to share it with you. If “Not being heard” is the basis for all human conflict, then I am going to cultivate more peace in my relationships today by doing some more listening. Love, Linda

OmmmmmMy God! Compassion is a 2-Way Street

June 21, 2010 by  
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Science now has well-documented evidence that anyone CAN reach enlightenment in one easy step! I am tossing my meditation beads… they have found the holy grail!