The Stuff of Childhood

By Sara Zacuto "Trust yourself, yes, but also trust children. They know what they need to do." ~Bev Bos

Slabs and Structures

By Rebecca Sadler

"Using clay gives children another language for expressing thoughts, ideas, and emerging working theories about their world...helping them to make their thinking and learning visible." ~Lisa Terreni

Self-Portraits

By Lilly Green

“When we invite children to create self-portraits, we offer them mirrors and encourage long, sustained study of their faces from [an] unfamiliar perspective. Then we ask them to re-create themselves on paper, weaving together the image that they see in the mirror with the person they experience themselves to be. Their portraits are eloquent statements of self.” ~Ann Pelo

The Power of Black and White

By Lilly Green

“Before launching into the full spectrum of color, stand at its edge with white and black, the beginning and the end. Black and white provide a frame though which we more clearly see and understand color. Side by side on paper, the contrast between black and white calls each more fully to life.”
~ Ann Pelo

A Safe Place To Struggle

By Sara Zacuto

"Social relations are rewarding, but rarely easy. Young kids are making their first forays into friendship and just beginning to figure this out. Instead of forcing friendships, adults need to guide all kids in gaining better social skills."

~Heather Shumaker

Creativity is Limitless

by Kelsie Castro

“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colors.” - Loris Malaguzzi

Power Play

by Sara Zacuto

"Play is not a luxury but rather a crucial dynamic of healthy physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development at all age levels."

-David Elkind