As a not-for-profit organization, The Nest Nursery School plans fundraising events to offset expenses and build an exceptional educational progam. On Saturday night, November 16 the school held its 2nd annual benefit concert and auction. The Nest Fest was a wonderful success thanks to our whole school community, our friends and family that came out […]Read more about Nest Fest was a Huge Success Because of YOU!
School is a place of great social potential – a place where children learn how to be with other people, how to communicate, and how to be themselves in relation to others. For very young children, this kind of learning comes naturally. From birth and throughout the period of early childhood, children are eager to […]Read more about The Value of Educators’ Relationships with One Another
When I was a child, my grandmother had a huge fig tree. It was very tall and wide. It had branches that formed a little copse that my cousin and I could crawl into and hide. Underneath the fig tree it was always cool and shady. The roots were big and smooth and the earth […]Read more about The Fig Tree – A Graduation Story
“The discussions gave me so much to think about. It is sometimes just great to have a time to stop and really think and talk about what we are all doing.” — from the written reflections of an Educator Exchange Day participant “You have a beautiful and enticing environment It was great to hear how The […]Read more about Opening Our School to Our Colleagues: The Nest’s First Educator Exchange Day
Project Infinity Mission Statement:We seek to build strong and lasting relationships of professional exchange between small groups of unrelated schools by uniting in ongoing study of the philosophies and experiences of Reggio Emilia. As you all know by now The Nest has had the privilege of being a part of Project Infinity since we opened […]Read more about What is an Educator Exchange Day?
Educators at The Nest are very busy preparing for next month’s NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) annual conference in Atlanta, as well as the pre-conference, Project Infinity-sponsored “Tour of Schools” in which we will participate. The pre-conference “Tour of Schools” is designed especially for educators who are interested in learning more about how the schools of […]Read more about Connecting Professional Development Experiences with Our Day-to-Day Work with Children
For our Parent Meeting on August 23, 2012, we are planning for educators and parents to work together to construct two new and exciting additions to The Nest’s outdoor space: a water wall and a sound wall. The photographs below have been inspiring to us as we consider adding these aspects to enrich our outdoor […]Read more about Inspiring Parents and Teachers to Work Together to Enrich Our Outdoor Environment