Academics, Elementary School, Middle School, Preschool, Service Learning

Learning to Serve: 12 Ideas for Children Age 3 to 15

Service learning is a critical part of your school’s curriculum because it incorporates real-world problems and invites students to develop solutions that can have a tremendous impact on their community. More specifically, service learning helps children: Create closer ties with local organizations and the people they serve Build empathy and understanding for diverse situations and …

Middle School, Rippowam Cisqua School, Secondary School Placement

What Secondary School Placement Can Teach Your Child

So much has been written about the highs and lows of the teen years, most of which focus on the emotional turmoil that can throw many parents of 12-15-year-olds for an unexpected loop. But adolescence is a time of individuation where young teens strive to establish their own identities and grow into their own true …

Child Development, Family Activities, Fun & Games, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

The Importance of Academic Play

Professionals who work with young children have always recognized the importance of play. When watching children interact in an unstructured, open-ended setting they are directing, one can see development in action. You hear their vocabulary growing and you see their interactions becoming more cooperative. Magically, you witness them discovering their own potential. As I’ve witnessed …

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