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 families live all over the Evanston area.  In fact, last year, SLC children fanned out to 26 different kindergartens!   (more…)

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!   (more…)

Individual Differences, Part I: Signs of Ease

Month: August 2016

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 each one unique.  Observation is key.  Knowing how one takes in information is essential as we create a safe environment where learning can truly take place.   (more…)

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 accept such a heartfelt contribution and how deeply we appreciate the gesture!

What is this all about?  (more…)