Social and Emotional Growth

Social and Emotional Growth

Social and emotional growth is fostered at Preschool of the Arts through curiosity and strong relationships. Practicing emotional regulation and social interaction help young children become engaged and successful throughout their childhood. Below are some moments of progress as observed by one of our teaching teams. Two students practice taking turns, effective communication, and patience … Continue reading

The Many Languages of Learning

The Many Languages of Learning

In reflecting about class growth and learning, we often notice that there is one distinct commonality: the many ways in which we see children expressing themselves. We see self expression taking on various forms. From the more obvious examples of verbal communication and body language (or gestures), to the more abstract examples of non-verbal communication.  We … Continue reading

Slide Construction at PSA

Slide Construction at PSA

Easily the most exciting thing to happen on the playground this fall was the installation of the slide.  The children were able to watch the work happen from behind the safety fence.   They asked each worker their name, and wanted to watch as frequently as possible.  Sometimes children would just sit in the chairs while nothing was … Continue reading

Environment as Protagonist

Environment as Protagonist

There have been many times over the past couple of weeks that I have found myself reflecting on the Reggio Emilia Approach’s fundamental principle of The environment as the third teacher,  and what exactly this means to our school, our teachers, and our families. Indeed, when visitors come to Preschool of the Arts, their comments … Continue reading

Self-Portraiture at Preschool of the Arts

Self-Portraiture at Preschool of the Arts

Artists often use self-portraits as a way of expressing various aspects of themselves and their identities beyond the surface of their physical appearance. What does self-portraiture mean to young children? At Preschool of the Arts, we explore self-portraiture as a way to engage children in examining the details which make up their faces, and then, drawing/creating … Continue reading

Save the date – Gala 2017!

After the success of last year’s gala, we are excited to announce the date of our 2017 gala – April 1st, 2017! Put it on your calendar, we can’t wait to see you there!

Join us for Community Connections, Oct 28th!

Join us for Community Connections, Oct 28th!

Please join us for our next Community Connections Event on Friday, October 28 from 10-11am! You will have a chance to experience Preschool of the Arts in action and see how our students explore and thrive in our classrooms, art studio, and music studios.

PSA Welcomes Paul Brahce as Interim Executive Director

  After graduating from Western Washington University, Brahce began a 16-year elementary education career before becoming Head of School at The Little School in Bellevue, Washington. In 2007, Brahce was named Head of School at Madison’s progressive Wingra School where he served for over eight years before departing to focus more time on extended family. Brahce … Continue reading