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When No Teaching is the Best Teaching

A fascinating article in the New York Times last week discussed the intersecton of preschool and amateur science.  Its conclusion?  That kids learn more when they can explore on their own. Based on the research of Alison Gopnik at Berkeley, the study in question observed young children as they experimented on, and ultimately deciphered, various […]

What are 21st Century Skills, Anyway?

Ever hear that old saw, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten”? To some, it is a precious whimsy, to others a well-loved book. But to early childhood educators like me, this particular phrase is an unshakable truth. Preschool (and kindergarten) is the time when higher-order skills like collaboration and creativity first […]

Is Multitasking Good for Kids?

I’d like to start this blog with a quick discussion of a subject that comes up often in my conversations with parents: multitasking. Specifically, whether letting kids do a million things at once teaches them flexibility, or destroys their ability to focus. The arguments line up about as you might expect. In one camp, the flexibility crowd […]

Welcome to the Culver City preschool blog!

Welcome to the Culver City Preschool blog! I started this blog because I get asked a lot of questions about early childhood education, specifically how best to support, understand and harness the incredible curiosity of little minds. Even though I always take the time to answer our parents’ questions at the preschool, I thought it might be useful […]