Striving to Be a School of Excellence: Profit vs. Non-Profit

by Teresa Cole on January 26th, 2012

During the process of opening The Nest, one question that was asked more often than just about any other was, “Why do you want to operate as a non-profit?”  I’ve always struggled with the answer.  While Mandy, Kristi and I were planning and dreaming about the school, we discussed this topic many times.  We went […]

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Investigating Light

by Lindsay Rigling Smith on January 6th, 2012

 “Light! Dark! Light! Dark!” – Henry (age 2) [experimenting with the on/off switch on the overhead projector] The essential dichotomy of light and dark is a constant rhythm of existence. A deep fascination for it is embedded within the core of every child. As their innate affinity for all forms of this universally played game of […]

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“Children Play Like Scientists Work”

by Kristi Cameron on September 4th, 2011

Wired magazine recently published an article entitled “Children Play Like Scientists Work” which described research at MIT and Stanford University that demonstrated the ways in which children naturally experiment and problem solve through play in a manner that emulates the scientific method. The article resonated with me when I read it, and I was reminded of it […]

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A Day of Professional Development

by Mandy Palmer on August 23rd, 2011

The Nest Nursery School is a proud member of a local, grassroots educational initiative called Project Infinity that supports several schools which are interested in the experiences of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Project Infinity is an initiative of the non-profit organization Inspired Practices in Early Education. On August 22nd, the teachers at The Nest engaged in the annual Project […]

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What’s For Lunch?

by Teresa Cole on August 15th, 2011

To say that food is an important part of life is an understatement. In fact, food is one of the most important parts of life. It is nourishment, comfort, love and necessary to health and well-being. Anyone that has woken up at 3 am to the desperate cry of a hungry infant knows that this […]

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