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November 24, 2015

Community Service & Giving Back

One of the many things that drew me to the LEAP School almost 14 years ago was the sense of supportive community.  Over the years, I have been a part of it in many different ways – as a teacher building classroom community, as a parent connecting with other parents and now as a Director.  My biggest goal coming into this role 3 years ago was to continue to support, build and sustain connecting parents with each other and our staff. As a parent, I live the...

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November 02, 2015

Experience With Small Class Sizes

Each fall I spend time in every classroom observing children and teachers to support goal setting for the upcoming  school year. I am always impressed with how the small class size  and low child/teacher ratio allows each child to be seen and valued. Teachers have the luxury of truly teaching and not just managing behavior. This is something that is foundational at LEAP because as...

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September 24, 2020

Teaching Children Emotional Intelligence

Helping Children Learn How to Identify Feelings I hope the start of the school year – in whatever form it may be taking – is going well for your family.  This week I have been thinking about emotional intelligence, which very simply put means the ability to understand emotions and...
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February 11, 2020

Early Childhood Learning / Teaching Strategies

Early Childhood Learning Strategies Your Child Can Experience At School & Home The early childhood years are jam-packed with endless learning experiences for your child.  Every day brings new discoveries and accomplishments.  Many of these critical learning moments happen...
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