Get Ready for the Elements! Good Gear for AO

As you know, at the heart of our school is a belief that children need to be engaged in play-based learning while immersed in nature. Since we are a school on a farm we spend a substantial amount of time…

We raise our girls to fight stereotypes and pursue their dreams, but we don’t do the same for our boys. By Claire Cain Miller June 1, 2017 We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they…

A Place For Joy

15 years ago I was deep in a search for a preschool for my son James. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for, but trusted that I’d know when I stumbled across it. . One morning we visited…

The Problem With Tickling

The Huffington Post January 18, 2017 Beware: Tickling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I was on the phone with my friend Elizabeth when I heard her 9-month old daughter Poppy screeching in the background. “Ooooh!” I winced. “Is…