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Carpenter or Gardener?

16 March 2018

Carpenter or Gardener?

As a part of our continuing growth as a staff, we recently dove into a book study on The Carpenter and The Gardener by Alison Gopnik.  The book explores the different ways parents can raise kids by looking at modern … Continue reading

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Autonomy

12 December 2017

Autonomy

I recently had  a discussion with someone, having had their own experience parenting and now grandparenting a four year old, about children speaking up for themselves.  As a teacher, I described to the grandmother how her granddaughter had spoken up … Continue reading

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NAEYC Accreditation

17 October 2017

NAEYC Accreditation

SYC has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 1989.  Every five years, we undergo a renewal process that includes a site visit (which we had recently), classroom portfolios that show evidence of how … Continue reading

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SYC’s Social/Emotional Umbrella

14 September 2017

SYC's Social/Emotional Umbrella

When we give tours and talk to people about SYC, it’s always a bit hard to describe who we are and what we do. We mostly play so we call ourselves “play-based” but that has come to mean so many … Continue reading

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