The Piñata

It has become tradition here to have a Christmas Pajama Fiesta in mid-December to usher in the winter holidays. We all wear our cozy pajamas, our families bring the fixings for nachos and our Chameleon & Grasshopper classes make the piñata. We fill said piñata with various things like stickers, pompoms, last year it was […]

My School Is Cooler Than Yours!

We all do it. Repeating an action over and over even though the process or outcome isn’t what was desired, because it’s what we’ve always done and it takes a “duh” moment to shake you out of it. Mine (at least one of them) was our annual parent meeting. Every fall we host an adult-only […]

Maybe One Day…

I read something last week issued by the Louisiana Department of Education that scared me. It really scared me. The LDOE is pushing for “strong and coordinated curriculum and assessments” in child care and early education. They are even going to implement a program for centers to either get approved curriculum free or funds to […]

And the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Award Goes To…

Miss Latressa Miles!!!!!! Each year the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation recognizes 50 child care teachers across the United States who provide quality in early childhood education. This year one of our own is being recognized for her amazingness! Ms. Tressa is so very deserving of this award and recognition and we could not be more excited […]

From Dream to Reality and What Comes In Between

My last post was a plea for a play hive for our Co-op Kids. I’m happy to report that it has become a reality! This dream of ours began with an invitation to join a secret Facebook group of like-minded, play-based educators where we share what’s happening in our programs through photos and discussions. I […]