My Thought On Clay

By Darryl Redick When working with young children, I wanted to help them appreciate and use their resources to communicate with the world. Their resources are their hands, feet, eyes, and voice. I wanted them to be able to use materials to express what is inside their hearts and minds; I wanted them to strive [...]

Community Is…

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford By Kelsie Castro A few months ago in the Olive room we asked our group of children what they thought community meant. At first there was silence as the children looked around at each other. This was a big [...]

Finding Comfort In Conflict

By Kelsie Castro

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”

-Brene Brown

It’s About the Story

By Kelsie Castro

"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?"

~Fred Rogers

Dear Sara…

"“Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we couldn't be trusted."

~John Holt