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[28 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,446 views]
Clowns Visit the Preschool for Some Year-End Fun

Just when the end of the year stress starts to creep in…clowns to the rescue! Two of the Early Childhood Development Center teachers, Lore Fredette and Shelley Harmon, put on a mime show last Friday to rival Cirque du Soleil.

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[22 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,963 views]
Preschoolers Savor Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars

Eighteen happy preschoolers came back to school last Friday night for ‘dinner and a movie.’ They feasted on pizza and watermelon, made ice cream sundaes and watched animated children’s classic storybooks in the Performing Arts Center.

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[16 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,478 views]
Professional Artist Gives Lasting Art Lesson to Preschool Students

Professional Artist Jeff Sewell visited the Preschool on Monday to demonstrate oil painting to the students, creating a scene from Laguna Beach.

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[25 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,493 views]
Preschool Gets Hands-On Exploration for Earth Day

Learning in the preschool is hands-on and full of observing and making discoveries. Celebrating Earth Day is no exception.

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[5 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 13,023 views]
Way Beyond Recess: Creating an Outdoor Classroom

By Ingrid Andrews, Director of Early Childhood Development Center and Wee Tartan Infant Toddler Center
The below article was the lead article in the March issue of The Newsletter of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. To view the original article, click here.
The Outdoor Classroom is a place where children can immerse themselves in nature, hone observation skills, practice persistence and cooperation, develop academic concepts and physical skills and learn problem solving skills and, of course—play and have fun. An Outdoor Classroom is much more than “recess” and a place to …

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[20 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 857 views]
A Time of Year for Loving Kindness: Preschool Families Give Generously for Laura’s House

Alison Wachtel, St. Margaret’s P4 parent, came up with a wonderful idea to support children in need in our area sparked by her desire to honor the children of Newtown, Conn. One of the mothers of the victims in Newtown recently stated her family decided to, “choose love over anger” and continues to share the message “Love Wins.”

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[31 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 933 views]
A Hauntingly Good Time at SMES

Adorably costumed children had an opportunity to promenade past teachers, visiting parents, friends and classmates during Halloween celebrations that began last Friday with the Lower School Halloween Parade and continued with this morning’s Preschool parade.
To view Preschool Halloween Parade Photo Gallery, click here.
The Lower School Halloween Parade also included a special surprise dedication to Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut. As Mr. Hurlbut is an avid boater, the dedication included the Lower School faculty constructing a sea life theme that came to life around him.
To view Lower School Halloween Parade Photo Gallery, …

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[20 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 758 views]

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s Early Childhood Development Center invites you to join its fall Mommy & Me session, open to the public for parents of 2-year-old children.
A wonderful shared experience for parents of toddlers (must be 2 years old by start date) in St. Margaret’s Preschool environment, offering art, music, movement, dramatic play, math and language games to nurture your child’s growth and development.
Beginning September 25, 2012 on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks (Tuesday, September 25 – Tuesday, November 13).
Tuition: $300.00 for the Eight-Week …

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[24 Aug 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,813 views]
St. Margaret’s ECDC Named FIRST and ONLY Recognized Outdoor Classroom Site in Orange County!

St. Margaret’s Early Childhood Development Center is the first school in Orange County, Calif., to be designated as a “Recognized Outdoor Classroom Site” by the California Outdoor Classroom Project.
Eric Nelson, director of the Outdoor Classroom Project said to St. Margaret’s, “Congratulations for all your hard work, devotion to children and commitment to the Outdoor Classroom! Welcome to the Network.”
Click here for photo gallery.
The Outdoor Classroom Project was created in July 2003 by the Child Educational Center, a nationally accredited program of early childhood education which, since 1979, has cultivated the …

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[24 May 2012 | admin | 2 Comments | 1,513 views]
E-Pals: Connecting the World…One Class at a Time

During their Library time on Monday May 21, Lore Fredette’s Preschool class experienced connected via Skype with students from the Pueri Regnum Preschool in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both classes exchanged classic children’s songs and dances in both English and Portuguese.

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