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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

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Parent Tips for the HOLIDAYS!

Parent Tips for the HOLIDAY BREAK! In the midst of all the fun, excitement and upcoming plans for the holidays, […] Read More

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Gifts that Outlast the Season for Young Children

It’s that time of year when we make lists and employ the services of UPS at a rapid pace. Advertisers entice […] Read More

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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, Intentional Inclusion

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Atlanta, Georgia, USA --- Martin Luther King Jr. listens at a meeting of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a restaurant in Atlanta. The SCLC is a civil rights organization formed by Martin Luther King after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. --- Image by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS

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