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Helping your child develop healthy self-esteem

Healthy Self Esteem is important. Children who feel good about themselves are better set for success socially and academically. Healthy self-esteem helps children gain in confidence, face challenges, enjoy successes and cope with disappointments or mistakes.   Give your children choices: While we desire our children to follow directions and this is an important skill [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Thu, Feb 8, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Perspectives on failure

I want to tell you a little story about failure. When I graduated from high school, I had been accepted to my dream college. It was my first choice school – a top tier liberal-arts school with distinguished alumni and a long history of educating women who go on to do great things in the [...]

By | Thu, Feb 1, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Why Developmental Milestones Matter

As a first time mom, I was beside myself. Why wasn’t he walking yet? His best friend and playmate had been walking for weeks already, and Jonah was still on all fours crawling beside him. Was there something wrong with him? Will this hinder his success later on? What was it that I was doing [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Jan 26, 2018|Categories: Education & Literacy, Parenting|

Organizing your home… while you have kids in it.

As I sat down to write this post, I decided that, before I started dispensing my ideas about organizing kid’s stuff, I should probably do a little research and see what others out there in the blogosphere were thinking and writing about. Some people were all about organizing on a tight budget; others were ready [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Jan 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

All they do is play?? – Developmental learning and your child

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” -- Fred Rogers Have you ever wondered what your children do at preschool all day? This blog post will tell you about the way we approach learning at TPK. As a bonus [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Jan 12, 2018|Categories: Education & Literacy, TPK Administrative|

TPK’s Top 5 Preschool Tour Questions

It's preschool registration time! We'll be conducting tours of our school all month, and if you're here in the Fairfax area we invite you to come see our school! Click on this link to learn more about registration. In the meantime, we thought we'd answer a few common questions that are frequently asked on our [...]

By TPK Admin Team| Thu, Jan 4, 2018|Categories: TPK Administrative|

Christmas – When God Came Down

On this 3rd weekend of the Advent Season, we pause again to remember that at Christmas God came to us as Emmanuel – God WITH us.  There is a lovely Christmas carol which says, “Love came down at Christmas…”  That is so true – as Jesus left the beauty of heaven to “come down” to Planet Earth, with [...]

By | Fri, Dec 15, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

Promoting Honesty in Your Children

Just recently, I found a necklace in my 9 year old daughter's backpack. It was a cheap and small item - but I knew it didn't belong to her, and she had it anyway. I asked her where it had come from, and her non-answer was: "Uhhhh, ummmm, errrr, I don't really remember, I think maybe, ummmmm..."  [...]

By | Fri, Dec 8, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

Advent: A time of waiting and expecting

The 4 weeks leading up to Christmas are called “Advent” – a wonderful time of year, which begins this Sunday with “The First Sunday of Advent.” The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” – and it’s a special time of waiting, of preparing, of expecting the coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is 4 weeks of [...]

By Coleman Tyler| Fri, Dec 1, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

Hands-On Learning with our Kindergarten class

Recently, our Kindergarten class enjoyed a field trip to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to learn about The Eastern Woodland Indians. Then we continued our study back in the classroom. As we studied that many tribes had their own languages, they communicated with signs as well as pictographs on materials found in nature.  The children created their own stories [...]

By Robin Robinson| Wed, Nov 22, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Play|