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Preschool: A Smart Investment

Preschool: A Smart Investment

Preschool of the Arts is lucky to receive funding from the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust. The grant money we receive goes directly towards supporting our tuition assistance efforts. Read more about the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust. “Look! A squishy worm!” A small child lifts her mud-covered hand to show her teacher … Continue reading

The PSA Makerspaces

The PSA Makerspaces

Every summer PSA welcomes the return of a group of our alumni – children who attended PSA and have gone on to the big brave world of kindergarten, first, and second grade. Our alumni participants really enjoy returning to the familiar, nurturing environment of Preschool of the Arts. At the same time, these “big kids” … Continue reading

Imaginary Play

Imaginary Play

We have noticed a lot of Imaginary Play happening with the Red Room crew these last few weeks. This week in particular, it has been a huge hit among the children and a great joy for us teachers to observe. According to NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Dramatic Play is, “an … Continue reading

Watercolors in the Rain

Watercolors in the Rain

A rainy summer day provided a perfect opportunity for the youngest of our children to explore what can happen when watercolor paint combines with an almost constant misting. The children noticed the saturation of each vibrant color and watched as they combined and spread over the fabric. By stationing on the front playground during a … Continue reading

Maple Tapping

Maple Tapping

The lingering winter can cause some yucky weather, but there are some benefits! When temperatures drop below freezing at night, and then rises during the day, it causes perfect conditions for tapping maple trees.   Many maple trees can be found on Preschool of the Arts property, and Kristin, our Environment and Facilities Manager, has … Continue reading

What can we learn from a snowball?

What can we learn from a snowball?

Children learn from learn from the natural world in endless ways. It is often easy for learning moments to go unseen as the ‘business’ of daily life can keep us from slowing down and noticing the smaller moments that have the potential of turning into something bigger. On Tuesday, after a fresh snowfall, one student … Continue reading

Bird Explorations

Bird Explorations

To supplement their growing interest in birds, the White Room children used the sensory and grounding medium of clay to explore the different parts and forms of birds. After a while of just reacquainting themselves with clay and practicing the different ways in which it can be molded and manipulated, they began their work on … Continue reading

Representing Music

Representing Music

During our music time last week, Miss Ann, the music specialist, gave Salón Morado – the Purple Room – a few sheets of blank music staves to take back to the classroom.  As we walked back to the classroom, we wondered how the whole class use the three sheets of music. “We can all write … Continue reading