Category Archives: Exceptional Child Care

Politics and Young Children

My guess is this is going to be a tough post to write, but I have to try.  I was driving two children to school today and, as they were buckling their seat belts on the school bus I asked … Continue reading

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Following the Lead of the Children! – by Tricia Grogan

In the Quail room we have one year olds, so we never know where our art projects will  take us.  The other day we put contact paper down on a table sticky side up. The theme of the week was … Continue reading

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Strong Start Tucson

Below is a post I wrote for the Strong Start Tucson website.  Please go learn more at www.strongstarttucson.org When I think about Strong Start Tucson I get excited.  I get excited because Strong Start Tucson will make a difference, not … Continue reading

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Not Mom – A Short Story

One of our Javelina teachers, Ms. Starr Lee, just shared an awesome story.  We often talk about how concrete and literal toddlers are – here is a great example. One of her two year olds often calls her “Mom”.  When … Continue reading

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Be A Curious Person

Judy Jablon, author of the book Powerful Interactions, recently spent 4 hours with our staff.  We worked together on how to ensure powerful interactions occur between teachers and children throughout the day.  We know how lucky we are to have … Continue reading

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Unfreeze KidsCare

Arizona is the only state in the nation without an active KidsCare (Children’s Health Insurance Program) program. The Federal Government will pay 100% of the costs for KidsCare for the next 2 years. 160,000 Arizona children do not have health … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things…by Maggie Christy

And, of course, it’s the little people most of all, that we are thankful to have in our lives.  Just the other day, in the Cottontail classroom, one of our littlest people was on his tummy a few inches away … Continue reading

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Talent Show

Yesterday our Mountain Lion class (school age children) put on a talent show in  the afternoon.  They worked all week practicing and many of the kids were in multiple acts.  They invited the Roadrunner class to visit during the performance … Continue reading

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The Hair Affair by Shamika Jackson

Kids are so observant. The day after I shaved my head I came to work with a wig on.  This isn’t unusual for me, but it isn’t something that I have discussed with my class.  As some of you may … Continue reading

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Initial Results!

We received an email the other day telling us our CLASS results were ready to view online.  Of course, the email came in 30 seconds before I had to go on a bus run and pick up children from school.  … Continue reading

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