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Girls Can’t Be Astronauts: Setting the Stage for Your Daughter in Preschool

I was driving my normally quite exuberant daughter home from preschool recently, when I noticed she was acting differently. Instead of excitedly recounting her day to me on the drive home, she seemed melancholy, slouched in her car seat, blankly staring out the window. When I asked her how her day went, my daughter murmured […]

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Over 100 Years of Girl Empowerment at The Ellis School

For some, the dialogue about female empowerment is new, but at The Ellis School, generations of girls have been empowered. The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. For over 100 years, Ellis girls have been educated in a nurturing environment designed specifically to instill leadership, confidence, […]

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Book Review: My Preschooler Loved “ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to read 55 words”

Literacy has always been my passion. I’ve always been moved by written expression and am definitely a lifelong learner. It’s truly why I wanted to and became a teacher. When I first started teaching, I loved kindergarten because it was in those early literacy moments where light bulbs began to go off and connections were […]

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The Fear of What Lies Beyond Preschool

For my youngest child, full-time school starts this month. My children will be at school from 8:30AM to 2:30PM, five days a week. A milestone that is wrought with emotion for this stay at home mom. Although my youngest is a doll, a pet, a dote – a sweet, easy child – a child that […]

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