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Individual Differences, Part III: All Corners of Our Community

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. At SLC, 87% of our school population is made up of Evanston residents, while 13% live in Skokie, Wilmette, Chicago and Glencoe.  We would not consider ourselves a neighborhood school in that our...

Individual Differences, Part II: Gender

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. As a school community, SLC is split between 96 boys and 87 girls.  Most preschools in Evanston are reporting this year as a “boy heavy” year, so a margin of 9 is quite balanced!   During the preschool...

Individual Differences, Part I: Signs of Ease

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. This fall, we welcome 183 children to our school community, each with a different temperament, learning style and personality.  With so many children to get to know, we begin by focusing on what makes...

The Gift of Opportunity

On July 16th, a beloved family foundation gave School for Little Children a tremendous gift - the Gift of Opportunity.  With a generous donation, we were able to turn a vision into a reality for our school, our staff and our children.  How very fortunate we feel to...

Preschool Language Development

One of the advantages of sitting just outside of preschool classrooms all day is having the privilege of listening to the conversations that flow out from each room.  A few weeks ago there was spectacular interchange between Jo-Jo and a three year old boy in the Red...

Supporting Our Children Through This Recent Crisis

As this new week begins, we all hold thoughts and concerns regarding safety in our schools.  As parents and teachers, we yearn to be the best we can be during times of fear and stress.  I would like to share information/advice on how we can support each other and our...

A Banner Year for SLC

Three years ago, the SLC Governing Board approved the first of its kind, three year strategic plan. The purpose was to guide the direction of the school and help with planning, resource allocation and decision-making as we moved forward. Four strategic priorities were...

The Advantage of Experience

The average number of years our teachers have taught at SLC is equal to 12.5.  Pretty impressive! A high quality preschool starts with a high quality team of teachers.  Experienced, responsive educators build classroom communities where love for learning, acceptance...

Instilling Healthy Sleep Habits in Your Children

by Guest Blogger, Stephie Hughes Stephanie Hughes is an SLC mom of two and the owner of Little Star Sleep Coaching, LLC. What does it mean to be healthy? Most of us think automatically of good nutrition and exercise, but did you know that sleep is just as important?...