The Moorestown Friends School Early Childhood Program

Creating Rich Spaces for Preschool Children

Creating Rich Spaces for Preschool Children

A Preschool Environment Acts a Teacher In my Preschool classroom much thought is given to the use of space and materials.  I strive to create rich preschool environments in which children can find possibility, and, at the same time, purpose. This can be a delicate...
Preschool Conflict Resolution Part Two:  Reactive Problem Solving

Preschool Conflict Resolution Part Two: Reactive Problem Solving

Guiding Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Students in Reactive Conflict Resolution Last week we examined proactive conflict resolution, strategies which help children develop problem-solving skills. We thought about how this technique of conflict resolution...
Kelly’s Korner: Teamwork

Kelly’s Korner: Teamwork

From the desk of Lower School Director Kelly Banik In his recent book The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson, former editor of TIME magazine and CEO of CNN, highlights collaboration as key to any...
Preschool Conflict Resolution Part One:  Proactive Problem Solving

Preschool Conflict Resolution Part One: Proactive Problem Solving

Preschool Conflict Resolution Strategies In my mind, there are two ways in which we can support children in conflict resolution: proactive strategies and reactive strategies. Both of these are important as we teach children the art of resolving their conflicts. As I...
Preschoolers Learning about Marine Life from First Grade

Preschoolers Learning about Marine Life from First Grade

Project-Based Learning in Preschool Preschoolers in Stephanie Morris‘s class have been studying a unit about boating and fishing since the fall. They have built a boat in their classroom, observed Head of School Larry Van Meter’s canoe at the Head’s...
The Value of Sustained Exploration

The Value of Sustained Exploration

Sustained Exploration Motivates Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Students We all can cite an example of when our preschool, prekindergarten, or kindergarten aged children have immersed themselves in a single activity for a long period of time, deeply...