“Sight reading” in preschool: A Nest educator responds to a parent’s concern

This is an email exchange between Nest educators Rachel Clark and Kalei Fowkes and a parent at the school regarding anxiety about her child’s readiness for the transition to Kindergarten. Rachel and Kalei’s well-informed, thoughtful response is a wonderful reflection on the values we hold dear at The Nest and the efforts that Nest educators […]

Sign Up Now for the 2017-2018 Parents Night Out Dates

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR UPCOMING PARENT DAYS/NIGHTS OUT AT THE NEST! Children can arrive in their PJs for a “pajama party” at The Nest. We will provide dinner and have some special activities indoors and outdoors. It’s always a good time! And you have four hours to do whatever you want! Sounds great, right? We think so, […]

Eleanor’s Birthday Party January 18th

Eleanor’s Birthday January 18th

Encounters with Ideas in Reggio Emilia, Pt 1: The Importance of Context

Since its founding, The Nest has been a participant in Project Infinity, an educational project composed of 7 schools in Atlanta and Greenville, SC who have chosen to study together with depth the experiences of Reggio Emilia. In May 2016, seven educators from The Nest (Caroline Berney, Leah Cabrera, Kristi Cameron, Kalei Fowkes, Mandy Palmer, […]

The Nest is Expanding!

The Nest is relocating and expanding for the 2016-2017 school year! Since opening in August 2011, we have grown from a tiny little program with 18 families to a busting-at-the-seams community of 29 families. Quite simply, over the years our 1,500sf house has become too tight. While we are sad to leave our lovely little home on […]

2019-2020 Educator Exchange Day

As a member of Project Infinity, The Nest participates in Educator Exchange Days. During the 2019-2020 school year, The Nest will offer one Educator Exchange Day, in conjunction with the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool: Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 2pm-5pm In order to register for the Educator Exchange Day, please complete a registration form. The […]

Exploring the Value of the Basic Block

Although the basic wooden block has been a classic childhood material since Friedrich Froebel founded the first kindergarten in the early 19th century, modern testing culture has forced schools to push out open-ended materials like blocks from their rightful place in the classroom. At a play-based school like The Nest, however, educators seek to honor […]


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