abcabcabc pre-school — Mommy Manders

What I Wish for ALL Our Children, Even Alex Hribal

A mother-teacher’s perspective… In the wake of yet another violent school incident (thankfully without a gun this time), I find myself thinking sadly on the state of our society… on the despair and isolation that could lead a child to commit such a horrendous act on other children in what is supposed to be a […]

Back to School Blessings and Songs

CONNECTING BEFORE SCHOOL What are your rituals for getting the kids to school or childcare? Is it all chaos and confusion? Yelling and pleading? We’ve ALL been there, and the challenges change with every stage and every child. But somehow those with us with kids tend to be worn out by 9:01, or whatever your “drop-off” […]

We Survived Our 1st Week of School!

I know your kids must be in their 3rd or 4th week by now, but CCDC just had our first week of class with students, tots up through age 5, and my kids were 2 of them! It’s been a couple of years since I’ve worked on a regular basis at a pre-school, and I […]

Summer time Fun: 10 ways to bet the heat and connect with your kids, #3

Play School (or music class or another favorite “group” activity) – I started doing this with MJ when he was 2 enjoying a sweet mother’s day out program, and now the kids love to do it together after breakfast and chores if we have time. (Our morning motto is “chores done, have some fun“.)  It is a […]