Category: Community Connections

Brainy Background and Research on Social Bias, an Interview with Andrew N. Meltzoff and Vroom

Republished with permission from Vroom Hardly a day goes by without stories about racism, sexism, bias, prejudice and stereotyping in the news. How do children learn these attitudes? Can children catch social bias simply by watching adults? A new study by Andrew N. Meltzoff and colleagues from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, offers evidence that…

New Location for Baby Peppers

by Polly Jirkovsky Gual The group leader sits on the floor in the center of the room, at the edge of a blanket filled with toys. As the parents arrive and release squirmy babies from coats and strollers, the room starts to fill with the babble of the kids and the conversation of the parents. It’s the beginning of a…

Outdoor Preschool Awesomeness: A Photo Essay

by Andrew Jay, Tiny Trees Preschool Photos courtesy of Katrina Shelby What do you get when you remove the walls from a preschool? Short answer: mud, joy, adventure, science, nature, exercise. At Tiny Trees Preschool, we break down the walls of a traditional classroom to give families what they deserve: affordable, quality preschool to get their kids ready for kindergarten.…

How Living Abroad Changed Me, Made Me a Mother, and Birthed My Mission

by Anjelica Malone One of my earliest memories is of being nested in the sand within a little cove on a beach somewhere. Tall thin trees with thick green foliage canopies sheltered me, while a rich turquoise blue sky stretched out in front of me for as far as my little eyes could see. Though I’ve never been able to…

The kind of support she needed as a new parent

Jen started her family when most of her friends already had older kids. Soon after graduating from school, Jen and her partner moved across country to live closer to her family. When Jen went in for her first ultrasound, this surprise baby came with another big surprise – two babies! The move, the new jobs, and now the babies were…

Roots of Empathy Classroom Baby

By Shawna Gamache Updated 10/23/2017 We are halfway up the steps to Olympic Hills Elementary, and already my 11-month-old is giggling in anticipation. We sign in at the office, wave hello to the lady at the front desk, grab our visitor passes and walk about five feet before we are spotted. “Hi, Baby Quinn,” chimes a second grader coming in…