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October 4th, 2013

Losing is Good for You

A number of years ago, I was packing up the home my children had grown up in to move to Southern California.  My son, who was in college at the time, had acquired a couple of boxfuls of trophies from soccer and baseball. These were the same trophies... read more
September 10th, 2013

Playworks On the Yard

I want to share some great news about a new program we are employing on the yard during recess. Rebecca Kroll, Assistant Head of School, writes below about some new techniques we’re trying this year to improve the recess experience for all.... read more
August 28th, 2013

Play, Passion and Purpose

Earlier this fall, the faculty and staff met to discuss the book we read over the summer, Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success by Madeline Levine. Our discussions centered on broadening our definition of success and thinking... read more
May 31st, 2013

What We Do With What We Know

When our new middle school campus at 601 Dolores is open and construction has been completed, one of the most exciting spaces the students will inhabit is the Innovation Lab (iLab). Housed on the second floor, the iLab will provide students with... read more
April 26th, 2013

Playing for All Kinds of Possibilities

We are learning more and more about how the human brain works. In the past few weeks, I have read several articles, including this one in The New York Times from April 23, Playing for All Kinds of Possibilities, about the remarkable value of... read more
April 18th, 2013

Exploring Our Own Neighborhoods as a Teaching Tool Kit

Please be sure to read this wonderful article posted on the GOOD web site. Written by CDS parent Allison Arieff, the piece describes how elementary students here at Children’s Day School are stepping outside the classroom and exploring the local... read more
April 5th, 2013

Using Mindfulness in the Classroom

On Friday, March 22, our preschool parent education meeting focused on the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers Luisa Pinto and Nicole Schoentag talked about how they use mindfulness techniques with the kindergarteners to... read more
April 4th, 2013

Two CDS Teachers Selected for NEH Fellowships

Fourth Grade Head Teacher Moriah Grey and 7th/8th Grade Humanities Teacher Terry Ashkinos have both been selected to participate in fellowship programs sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Moriah Grey will participate in “... read more
March 21st, 2013

Melanie Liu Receives Herbst Foundation Award

The Herbst Foundation has announced that Melanie Liu, Children’s Day School 5th and 6th Grade Humanities Teacher, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Herbst Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes teachers of grades 6, 7 and 8 at... read more
March 14th, 2013

A Professional Learning Community

At Children’s Day School we incubate more than chicks. We develop innovative curricula and programs designed to inspire students, connect the community and help our students, teachers and parents grow. Our faculty shares their expertise in a number... read more
March 8th, 2013

Carli Lowe Receives POCIS 2013 Teacher Tribute Award

CDS third grade teacher Carli Lowe has received the POCIS (People of Color in Independent Schools) 2013 Teacher Tribute Award for her work in racial justice in an independent school.  We are proud of the work that our teachers do and extremely... read more