When your child gets hurt by another child

“What do you do when a child hits another child?” Recently, a parent of an applicant asked this question on a tour of Greenhouse. I began by explaining that we see these moments—tussling over a truck, knocking over someone’s building, hitting another child who took your crayons—as an opportunity to teach prosocial behaviors.  I explained […]

Fall Happenings Around Greenhouse

Each fall, the calendar is full of events to give members of Columbia Greenhouse the opportunity to make connections and get to know one another. The Apple Day Bake Sale is a long time tradition of Greenhouse. This year we didn’t let a little thing like a weather forecast stop us! Lucky for all, the […]

Radical Love in the Early Childhood Classroom

As part of our year-long inquiry of identity, David, our co-teacher in the 4/5s, recently attended  the conference “Little Chairs, Big Differences” at Weeksville Heritage Center. The annual conference is for and by early childhood educators and focuses on diversity and equity. The theme of this year’s conference was belonging. Below are David’s reflections from […]