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Who is Brian Reed?

Brian is one of our weekly volunteers in the Orange and Blue Rooms. He has been helping us for about 12 years, as part of a wonderful collaboration between SLC, and Centers for Independent Futures (CIF) in Evanston, an organization that supports adults with special...

Not Naughty: 10 Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren’t

Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much...

Why Play?

Parents, caregivers and educators often think of play as the “child’s work." Unlike “adult work”, children benefit from adult support (scaffolding) to experience rich, flexible and robust play ideas and experiences. Research indicates that “play” is...

Greetings From the Art Room!

The children are off to a wonderful start in Art class! So far, we have had three sessions together and have been very busy learning about the Elements of Art, specifically, Line, Shape, Color and Form.  The children have been exploring these concepts through our...

New Beginnings

A new school year brings excitement – a chance to start fresh, a sense of structure and routine that is comforting, and even a little concern about the unknown. For most of the children there are new teachers, many faces and names to learn and expectations different...