Kiddie Community Friday

Education, Parenting and Child Care News for the Week of September 28, 2015

This week, we’re taking TGIF to a whole new level and bringing you Kiddie Community Fridays where we’ll round up some of our favorite links from the week about education, parenting, childcare and more from our favorite sources, bloggers and media around the web. Community goes beyond the walls of our academies and as the epicenter of learning and connectivity, we want to share content with our readers from other sources outside Family Essentials. Check out some of the stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • So many education philosophies, so little time! Chicago Parent sums them up for us, though Kiddie Academy’s Director of Curriculum had the following to say about Kiddie Academy’s approach:

Referencing this specific article, I would associate us most with the Progressive approach, with hints of Reggio Emilia and Montessori. The description of the Progressive approach matches us, but we also promote learning through discovery – touching, moving, listening, observing (Reggio), and teachers prepare the environments and encourage children to explore freely (Montessori).” – Renee Thomson, Director of Curriculum at Kiddie Academy