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8 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide Experience emergent curriculum at Bright Horizons For more than 30 years, Bright Horizons® has been partnering with Chicagoland families to provide engaging, enriching early education and preschool programs. Bright Horizons prides itself on providing high-quality early childhood education, focusing on school readiness by using top of the line educational resources. Implementing an approach to educating the child as a whole, Bright Horizons offers an emergent curriculum tailored to the individual child. The term “emergent curriculum” is rooted in the work of noted early childhood theorists like Dewey, Piaget, and Vygotsky, and is defined as a process where teachers plan activities and projects based on the specific group of children they are working with, taking into account their skills, needs, and interests. In an emergent curriculum program, what happens in side by side classrooms will look different because of the varying skills, interests, and needs of the children within those classrooms. A teacher takes into account what she knows about individuals and the particular group of children she teaches and plans accordingly. A successful emergent curriculum approach means that teachers thoughtfully plan the environment, offering visible choices, based on the children’s skills and needs. Teachers conduct observations to help with planning, Teachers practicing emergent curriculum utilize reflective practice, taking time to reflect and act on their observations of children. Teachers still plan according to age group objectives and appropriate content including school readiness skills such as letter and number concepts. They also follow state early childhood standards where available and may use a system for tracking children’s progress such as Teaching Strategies GOLD. Project work is often another component of programs that successfully practice emergent curriculum. Projects allow children to study a topic in more depth over a period of days or weeks and can involve a small group or the whole class. Projects in an emergent curriculum classroom often focus on answering children’s questions such as “Where does water go when you water plants?” Teachers take note of children’s questions and where appropriate, build project work to help answer those questions. Emergent curriculum is a developmentally appropriate approach to planning for children’s learning in early childhood settings. Through this approach, teachers gain greater understanding of each child’s individual needs, allowing for thoughtful and individualized programming. To see emergent curriculum in action, schedule a visit at one of our convenient locations throughout Chicagoland: visit or call (877)-624-4532. Submitted by Bright Horizons, (877) 624-4532, Countryside Montessori School 16 Months through 8th Grade Private School Join us for a Parent Information Chat February 21st 10:30am or 6pm Beyond Private Education: An Internship to Adulthood All Day and All Year Option Available, 7:30am - 5:30pm 1985 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 847.498.1105 private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 9 La Relance Salon provides high quality products La Relance Salon, Glencoe chooses high quality integrity hair care products for your family’s well being. When searching for products La Relance Salon chose Kevin.Murphy. Kevin.Murphy purchases ingredients from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques to ensure the brand range is of the very highest natural quality. These products include but are not limited to: Moisturizers from Mango butter and Murumuru butter to smooth the cuticles and soften the hair. 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EDUCATING hearts and minds •Toddlers: Three times a week is fine (more often if they’ve got a inclination for mashing bananas on their head). · Preschoolers and Up: As your child’s hair gets longer, wash it every other day (less often for very curly, dry, or African-American hair; in these cases, be sure to use conditioner every time you wash). •Any Age at Bath Time: Always shampoo at the end of the bath so your child’s not sitting in the sudsy water, which could irritate sensitive skin. What’s the difference between baby shampoo and regular? Most shampoos contain chemicals called anionics (most common: ammonium laurel sulfate) that create the rich lather that most people want, to feel the shampoo is cleaning well. These can be very drying, so we suggest the use of sulfate free products. While baby shampoos may claim to be tear-free, avoid using and getting this shampoo in your children’s eyes, as these tearfree products are designed to numb the eye of the burning sensation created by the cleansing agents in the shampoo. Smooth Moves We use Kevin.Murphy Un.Tangled a leave-in conditioner formulated with a complex of nourishing Australian Fruit extracts. This helps to detangle, strengthen and restore hair, with added heat protection. How to comb painlessly: · DO use a wide-tooth comb, a boar bristle, or paddle brush, on dry hair. Avoid using a vent brush, which has tiny teeth that can snag. The latest rage in brushes is the Wet Brush that acts as a detangler on wet hair. This is for use after you wash and condition the hair. · DON’T start at the top; you’ll just make tangles worse. Instead, begin at the ends and slowly work your way up the hair shaft, gently pulling apart knots with your fingers. • DO brush or comb the hair at the nape of the neck first, which tends to get most tangled. • DON’T shampoo bad snarls. They’ll only get more matted. Work in some regular hair conditioner or spray detangler, and hold the hair at the scalp while you gently comb or pick it out. Stay-put Tricks To calm a fidgety or unhappy kid through his first (or hundredth) haircut: • Get ready. Bring your child to your next haircut so he sees it’s not scary. For their appointment, ask for a stylist who’s comfortable with kids. Schedule it for after naptime or when they’re awake and happy. • Get set. Bring along a favorite toy, book, or lovey. Don’t warn the stylist about his nerves or fidgetiness in front of him. • Go! Let them look in the mirror as the stylist works, and let the stylist calmly explain what she’s doing. 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