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How do you do what you do??! …. Roseanne DiSandro

Roseanne joined us last year through an unexpected but very fortuitous referral. She has been a wonderful, gentle, kind and steady addition to our team – always present and professional, supportive and flexible, with a sense of humor that never … Continue reading

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“Enterprise Talk” – why we love it and you will too.

One of the things we all struggle with at one time or another is being able to communicate with the children in our lives in positive, productive and respectful language once things get frustrating, heated or hurried. Most of us … Continue reading

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New CA legislation on vaccines.

This is important information we just received official notice from the State of CA about vaccination requirements for children entering preschool. For the first time, it looks like we will be requiring vaccines for everyone that doesn’t have a valid … Continue reading

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Putting difficulty in a new light.

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Pre-Literacy Skills Every Child Should Have (not a single flashcard in sight!)

There is wonderful research that looks at what kind of “early literacy” learning is important AND developmentally appropriate. We get asked about this frequently and it’s certainly understandable….there is a great deal of pressure on kids and their parents to … Continue reading

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They are leaving for Kindergarten very soon now.

It’s nearly the end of the year for us again. This is when we get the last, nervous round of the question, “So, do you really think she’s ready for Kindergarten?” I’m always torn about that question because on one … Continue reading

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“How do you do what you do?” …. Shannon Taylor

In the interest of full disclosure it must be said that Shannon is my daughter. What she says is true, we asked her to fill in for another staff member a few years back and found out she connected with … Continue reading

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“How do you do what you do?” …. Marianne Barlow

Marianne is one of the greatest people, not to mention teachers, that I have ever met. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter; an animal lover; defender of all things righteous and one of the most authentic advocates for young children I’ve … Continue reading

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“How do you do what you do?” ….. Woody Harper

Woody Harper started substitute teaching one Summer a few years ago. His authentic and joyful approach to darned near everything coupled with an intuition for human nature made him delightfully magnetic and remarkably effective with young children. Over the years … Continue reading

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“How do you do what you do?” …. A series of teacher interviews.

I’ve been thinking we should add a “staff bio” page to our website for a while now. You know, a photo and a blurb about each of the RTG teachers…somehow encapsulating a complex individual in a few brief, unavoidably cliche, … Continue reading

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