Editorial Blog

Virginia Chance School Graduate Performance

Our Graduates and How They Do After Chance How do Virginia Chance School students do after graduation? Are students prepared […] Read More

Worry Free Unstructured Play: The Hummingbird Approach

For most parents traditional unstructured play seems pretty unrealistic in today’s society. Justified unease has lead to unrealized positive outcomes […] Read More

Positive Play: How intentional inclusion builds the foundation of healthy friendships!

“You are not a member of our ‘club’!”- “Go away!” – “You were not invited to play this game!” – “We don’t want […] Read More

Schema Play: Understanding and Supporting childhood fascinations

Both Piaget and Vygotsky believed that children learn through practice and play, and that repetition is one way that children […] Read More

Play-Based Early Childhood Education: Are Children Playing or Learning? A Resounding YES!

Today, I saw an engineer building a robot, an artist painting a masterpiece, an explorer going into the woods, a mathematician […] Read More

Unstructured Play- Why Children Need to Play Without Us!

Take a moment to think about your own childhood. What did you do after school? What did it sound like? […] Read More

Social/Emotional Learning-SEL and The Impact on Classroom Learning

Who doesn’t want these skills for their child(ren), in or out of the classroom? Self-Awareness: The ability to reflect on […] Read More

Martin Luther King Day: Continue the Dream

Martin Luther King Day is not the only day to acknowledge and appreciate the important work in the civil rights movement, […] Read More

Ten Gifts that Money Can and Can’t Buy

It’s that time of year when the shopping ads outweigh the actual news in our daily papers, when every commercial […] Read More

Where you “art” Matters!

For me, some of the greatest joys of parenthood are experiencing the arts with my children. I love those shared […] Read More