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A Little Help Goes a Long Way

Meet Chance. He entered our Blocks classroom on August 24th and had a difficult time engaging in peer play, expressing his emotions, and eating. When Chance was sad, he cried almost all day, but when he was happy he is a ray of sunshine. Continue reading

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The Stages of Play: Supporting social-emotional development

Upon entering the STEM classroom in January of 2021 at the Learning Pavilion, Justice was non-social with peers. He did not engage in group play,
would not participate in circle time, and often just stand by the classroom door looking out of the window. Continue reading

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Positive Interactions: The Power of Modeling & Praise

When Jaydyn first came into our VPK classroom in August, he was frightened and would respond physically out of frustration due to a limit in organic conversation skills. His friends and his teachers did not always comprehend him. We decided the best way to assist Jaydyn with modeling appropriate and positive social interactions was to guide his peer interactions throughout each day, every day. This repetitive and intentional task on our part was dosed with praise and a ton of love. Five months later, Jaydyn runs into the classroom with enthusiasm! Success starts here. Continue reading

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Achieving Preschool Success by Overcoming Anxiety

Upon the moment of entering our STEM classroom in the Fall of 2020 at the Learning Pavilion. Tahj was super timid and non-interactive. Tahj has made so much progress socially and emotionally since being here. Success truly starts here. Continue reading

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