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August 21, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Breathe out, Breathe in. Getting the school ready for children.

Two weeks before school begins and the rooms really could not be emptier. The school is a shell. It’s heart, the children, have fluttered off, to beat, beat elsewhere and without them the structure and grounds only hint at what they will become once the school year begins again. The lights have been mostly off [...]

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August 5, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Planned Serendipity, A Discussion About “Child-led Curriculum”

Humans have been using story to enliven their play for a very, very long time so this is nothing new.
This is what “planned serendipity” is – we imagine and re-imagine possible story lines and collect materials that enrich them and enjoy the play that unfolds.

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August 2, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Feature Story @Natural Start Alliance (From Us!)

An environment is co-created and sustained by everyone who will interact with it during every season—from falling leaves, to caterpillars and hatching eggs, to buzzing mosquitoes, and then on through the mud and snow.

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