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Joyfully Navigating the Outdoors

We are blessed to have such lovely outdoor spaces at CCNS to enjoy, and the flexibility and creativity of our curriculum to make spending more time outdoors a natural and beneficial extension to our indoor classrooms.

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Splatter, splat… we say YES to that!

Big news in The Twos: this week we finished our Jackson Pollock-inspired paintings!

The idea for this month-long project was born when a child accidentally dripped some paint on the floor and noticed how it splattered… then, excited by the result, did it again.

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Firing Circuits: A Reclaimed Factory Becomes an Inspired Studio Space for Dozens of Artists

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”787,788,789,790,791,792,793,794,796,795″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Our marketing committee recently had the opportunity to visit

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CCNS first opened in a private home in the Village Creek section of South Norwalk in 1953. The current “little red schoolhouse” was built in the late 1960s, and CCNS proudly remains today as one of the few cooperative preschools in Connecticut.

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The CCNS Fun Run and Family Day was created by a group of parents who truly believe in fitness, health, and involving the whole family in a healthy lifestyle. CCNS really believes in families playing together, so the creators of this event thought this was the perfect complement to that mission.

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Symmetrical Building Challenge in the Fours

Although the block center is always open during our free choice play time during the day, the materials that are placed in the center often change for variety. Another way we intentionally plan in this center is to provide challenges to the children to bring their learning to another level.

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On Saturday, May 2, 2015 we celebrated National Play Outside Day with our friends and neighbors in Pinkney Park in Rowayton. We had an incredible morning using our imaginations and hundreds of boxes of all shapes and sizes to build, explore, and create.

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