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Early Years Pre-literacy: The Foundation for Reading and Writing in Two Languages

Before a child learns to read a book or to write a sentence, there are essential foundational skills they need to master in order to develop into a successful reader and writer – what we call pre-literacy skills. At ISTP’s Early Years Center, we...

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The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education at ISTP

In November of 2019, ISTP sent a team of 5 teachers and pedagogical leaders to the Loris Malaguzzii International Centre in Reggio Emilia, a city of about 170,000 people in Italy, for their International Study Group. Over 300 people from 54...

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Bilingualism in the Early Years

As the fall semester comes to a close each year, we often hear parents wondering if they have made the right choice to enroll their child in a bilingual program. It has been a few months, the kids have settled into the routine, the teachers seem...

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The Importance of “Playing Pretend” in Bilingual Development

All of us remember engaging in “pretend” or “make believe” play as children. Whether playing house, pretending to run a store, pretending to be a teacher, or pretending to drive a car, children naturally enjoy modeling the behavior of adults...

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PreK Transforms Classroom into L’expo Idéale with Hervé Tullet

Last spring, Emeline Desposte’s PreK class transformed their classroom into an art gallery, inspired by the colorful, exuberant, and interactive work of artist Hervé Tullet.

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Early Years Parcours ­– Developing Motor Skills & Resilience

P.E. has become even more exciting this year on Cowper Campus with the introduction of our new parcours gymnastics equipment!

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6 Insights into Raising a Bilingual Child: The Early Years

As our world becomes more and more interconnected and globalized, many parents have come to recognize how important being bilingual or multilingual will be for their child’s future. As such, a bilingual education at ISTP is an incredible gift for...

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Learning Spaces for Our Youngest Students

The experiences and environment of young learners lay the foundation for all future learning, directly informing a child’s view of themselves as a learner and their perceptions of others and the world around them.

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Navigating the Playground – 7 Things Parents Need to Know About Schoolyard Conflict

When it comes to social-emotional development, the schoolyard can be just as educational as the classroom. Recess helps kids learn how to make friends, take turns, resolve conflicts, and much more. However, parents sometimes have concerns about...

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