Infants

Let there be lightThe Doodlebugs are exploring lights, shadows and reflections in our Reggio inspired learning environment. Our study of light has given the children the opportunity to discover beyond our typical play experiences. We used an overhead projector to focus our attention on the classroom...
Coping With Toddler’s Possessive StageOne of our older bumblebees was in the kitchen area with a bowl and a spoon in hand, mixing away at his latest culinary creation. He placed the bowl and spoon down on a nearby table to gather more ingredients, when a friend reached out to grab his bowl. Our chef...
All ages and stagesThe Wild Thing classroom is a room mixed with infants and young toddlers. Creating a lesson plan designed to meet everyone’s needs is important. In order to plan activities that are age appropriate for everyone, we use a teaching method called Differentiation Instruction...
Simple is Besta paper studyThis September the Doodlebugs began our study of paper. The first stage of our study was touch. The teachers made a collection of various types of paper to provide variety. The children were invited to feel the different textures by squeezing, tearing, and tossing the...
written by Assistant Teacher Latosha GreenWhat's happening in the Caterpillars? Change! Well, it’s transition time throughout the Center and there happens to be many changes in the Caterpillar room. The older Caterpillars are moving up, new Caterpillars are coming in and we have some coming back...
written by Michelle GuecoBabies caring for babiesSummer has been a time for many transitions in the Bumblebees. We are saying goodbye to older toddlers that are moving up or moving away, and we are also welcoming many new children to our classroom. This month we welcomed four new babies - Hannah (5...
Little Explorers As spring is coming to an end and summer is quickly approaching, the Wild Things have been spending more and more time enjoying all of the wonders nature has to offer. The study of nature matched perfectly with all of the beautiful weather we have had recently, which allowed us more...
Every semester there are more PIC teachers who are earning their degrees, giving us much cause to celebrate!Help us congratulate:Starfish Lead Teacher Lily Cavanagh who earned her Master's Degree in Education from Bank Street College.Fireflies Classroom Assistant Latosha Green who earned her...
The Art of Exploring NatureThe Doodlebugs are exploring nature inside of the classroom through art and science. We began by studying the changes of natural materials with water. Recently, we took a closer look at the texture changes of dirt when we add water. Tessa and Fiona used their fine motor...
Spring has Sprung! With the season of spring upon us, the Caterpillar room has a lot more energy. What we have come to realize is that we all love the outdoors. We learned this during an exploration of our senses: hearing, taste, smelling, sight, and touch. While exploring the senses we have made...

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