Exploring Music Visually

Exploring Music Visually

After spending the last couple weeks focusing on the way our bodies can move, the Purple Room decided to spend today thinking about how sound moves, or what would it look like if we could see it move. We began by considering some general questions about music. The intention was to make the connection between … Continue reading

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

Join us for our January Open House!

Join us for our January Open House!

One of the most important factors for a child’s future is where that future begins.  Early childhood education will shape a mind, spark creativity and influence life-long growth – and your child’s education starts today at Preschool of the Arts. Stop by our Open House, January 7th, 9:30am-11am to see what we do best—bring early childhood … 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