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I recently spent a great deal of time on the computer visiting parenting blogs. For those that are unsure of what a blog is let me clarify. A blog is an informational website that displays information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing firs...

When we first opened our doors at The Learning Center it was 2009. We had seven children, one teacher and one director.  I was both. Our first Shabbat was led by Rabbi Mike outside on a blanket. I was so proud to bring the Shabbat candlesticks my grandmother had given...

Take Note Parents!

I take full responsibility for being one of the very last contributors to turn in my Scribe article. It isn’t just because I am busy. It isn’t because I don’t want to write the article.  It’s usually because it takes some time to research and find a r...

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school;

 it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

-Beatrix Potter

The season of spring is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and growth.   All that spring represents is exactly how a child learns. Their sense of wonder, or...

“All the wisdom in the world about child rearing, cannot by itself, replace intimate human ties, family ties, as the center of human development…the point of departure for all sound psychological thinking.”

-Selma Fraiberg, The Magic Years 

If you are reading this thank...

Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be. The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water—even the trees are waving their leaves. So what if we sit here, you next to me…and we can just be? 

-Tomie dePaola’s new children’s book “Quiet”

One...

"It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Alice Through the Looking Glass

-Lewis Carroll

At The Learning Center my staff and I meet at least twice a month to discuss, examine, train, report and reflect. Together we study the changes the...