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Theme: Child Development

No Child Left Inside: Connecting Children, Nature and Learning

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | May 7, 2018

At the end of the school day, 7-year-old Tyler carries his muddied, wet clothes in a bag like a trophy, greeting his mom with a huge smile and shouts ‘I did it, I caught some tadpoles’. His mother sees

Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | April 23, 2018

In these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty, we cannot begin to know the world our children will inherit. How, then do we trust that we are effectively preparing them? Sometimes in an effort to accelerate

It’s Worth the Time to Find the Right Education for Your Child.

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Updates | April 15, 2018

Do you find yourself relieved that the end of the school year is approaching? Are you thankful that summer will be a respite from struggles with your child who resists going to school every morning? Are you hoping your child will ‘mature’ over the summer and next year will be a fresh start? Are you […]

Building Your Child’s Internal Architecture

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency | March 28, 2018

Your child’s internal architecture refers to their integrity, ethical thinking, initiative, compassion and awareness. The foundation for this internal architecture begins at an early age and must be built upon an underlying sense of trust and

Explicit Teaching: Old-Fashioned or Essential?

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | February 13, 2018

Your child’s well-developed working memory contributes to effective learning, strong executive functioning skills and their social-emotional development. Children are bombarded with sensory inputs that are taxing

A Common Sense Kindergarten

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | January 10, 2018

Kindergarten can set the stage for a child’s school experience, laying the foundation for what kind of learner they become. Caulbridge School works to balance a child’s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development because to skip over any of these distinct areas will have consequences as your child moves through their school years. Sensory-motor skills are […]

It Starts Around Third Grade

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | December 3, 2017

Academics tend to break down around third grade, when children go from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn; or from simple arithmetic to more complex math concepts. In the earlier grades it is more likely that learning differences will go unnoticed because

Your Child’s Neuro Signature

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | October 28, 2017

When viewing these colored images of a brain, it may not be obvious if we’re looking at a child or an adult brain. The centers that control critical thinking, spatial movements, language or executive functioning are developed at birth. What are NOT developed are the neuropathways and connections between the centers. Neuropathways are developing at […]

At Least One-in-Five Children in Every Classroom is Effected

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | October 22, 2017

Is your child easily overwhelmed by the environment; sensitive to loud noises or scratchy surfaces?Is your child is having difficulty saying goodbye at school, or with small motor activities like holding a pencil? Does your child fall a lot or play too rough with other children? These varied behaviors may be indicators of sensory delays. […]

Kids are ALWAYS on Their Best Behavior

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | October 13, 2017

Surely a child yelling ‘I hate you’ or throwing shoes around the room is not their best behavior. At that moment, yes, it is. Infants will cry to let us know they are hungry or need our help to meet their needs.