News & Insights

News and Insights

Self Portraits

Our Mary Meyer School students have just completed their first month of self-portraits. Self-portraits are an important piece of the curriculum at Mary Meyer. They are completed monthly and are done one-on-one with a teacher. Children at the preschool age are in the pre-schematic stage of drawing. They are moving or have moved out of the experiential scribbling […]

Our Preschool Journey, Part 4.

Our Preschool Journey An honest account from a clueless parent’s point of view PART FOUR: (to read part 1, click here , part 2 click here and part 3 click here) Everything about this school exuded “THIS IS THE ONE FOR US.” While I could talk for days about their philosophy, values, director, teachers and 70-year history that attracted us, […]

Our Preschool Journey, Part 3

Our Preschool Journey An honest account from a clueless parent’s point of view PART THREE: (to read part one, click here or part two click here) So here we were, in the thick of it. Searching for a preschool had turned into a part-time job. Being the super-anal, comprehensive preschool investigator that I was, we had applied to […]

Our Preschool Journey, Part Two

Our Preschool Journey An honest account from a clueless parent’s point of view PART TWO: (to read part one, click here) All at the same time a moment I both dreaded and eagerly anticipated (yes, you can feel both of those feelings at once) arrived. It was time to get serious about preschool. Talk about […]

Our Preschool Journey, Part One

Our Preschool Journey An honest account from a clueless parent’s point of view PART ONE: The first time I heard about the preschool application process was after an exercise class – one of my first since the birth of my first daughter – time to shed those pregnancy pounds! There was a group of moms […]

Top 10 Tips for Parents of New Students

Beginning school can be challenging for both parents and their children. It is often the first time a child will make friends with someone who is not a sibling, cousin or a neighbor. The friendships formed in pre-school can last a lifetime for both children and their parents. What a wonderful time it can be! […]