Learning to Play

Let’s talk professional development. We are so very fortunate to have a parent base that understands and supports our need for professional development. We close our center for a day twice a year to provide our staff with training and some time in their classrooms without the children in attendance to get a few things […]

16 from ’16

A couple of weeks ago a professional FB group I belong to posted a challenge to choose 16 photographs that best describe our program. 16?!? How do I choose 16 out of over 1000?!? “Can I combine photos to make a single photo?” Nope! Any post over 16 photos would be deleted… Well! Challenge accepted! […]

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 […]

Loose Parts and Pieces!

Physics , geometry, mathematics. Call it what you will, we absolutely love how loose parts can completely engage, challenge and stimulate our Co-op kids! We have been working on transitioning our playground for the past five years to a loose parts and pieces playground. As those donated or purchased plastic, single-use toys get broken or […]