04 November

Why Are There Different Teachers in My Child’s Classroom?

Of all the things that happen at an Early Education/Child Care Center, perhaps the most puzzling, to parents, is the inconsistency of teachers in their child’s classroom. Why, you might wonder, can’t the same teacher be there all the time and also when you drop off or pick up your child. Well, wonder no longer…

04 October

Newsletter –   Welcome to 2019-20!

Welcome to another academic year at The Elevon. We had such a great summer with fun water activities, playing outside, going for walks, coloring with chalk on the sidewalks, and so much more. We are very excited to begin our 2019-2020 School Year with the expansion of our School Age program as well as the addition of two more Infant classrooms. Our School Age program now serves Quarterfield, Oakwood, Severn, and Van Bokkelen Elementary Schools.

30 April

The Cost of Child Care – Why it will continue to rise?

It will come as no surprise to parents that child care can be expensive – and in some states and cities excessively so. There are multiple reasons for this high cost, such as regulations regarding ratios of teacher to students (these are certainly necessary), inexperienced management (since most centers are run by individuals/families), lack of intelligent software that could help make operations more efficient, and, perhaps the most important contributor, need for continuous and intense efforts relating to staff recruitment/retention and turnover.

22 February

Homework – Is It Necessary?

It seems that homework has recently become controversial – is it good or not? In reality, the debate has been around for a very long time. In the late 19th century, and very early 20th century, homework was considered “bad” and California even went to the extent of passing a law in 1901 abolishing homework…

08 February

Why Are Boring Tasks Important?

“Boring” tasks are important to teach persistence and discipline in a world where children are exposed to a lot of high-octane video games, immediate gratification of all basic needs (hungry? Just go to the refrigerator and eat something – they don’t have to wait for a parent to go stalk a deer, kill it, skin it, then cook it), and continuous colorful and interactive toys…

25 January

How to Evaluate Studies on Early Education

One can always find a study or experiment that supports one’s view. For example, even today there are societies dedicated to proving that the earth is flat (see References for link). Education, especially early education, is no exception. For example, there are some that say homework is bad for children and some that say homework is good for children…

01 January

Newsletter January 2019

A huge THANK YOU to all our parents (so many of them!) who came out for our annual Trunk and Treat event. There was so much excitement in the air and those costumes on the children were just fabulous. So nice! It was clear that our parents and teachers put in a lot of work to make the children look sooo cute.

12 April

Newsletter April 12, 2018

Welcome to the New School Year

Well, here it is again…a new school year. We are very excited to start the second year of our much-acclaimed curriculum and teaching methods.
There are many new things that have happened. We have made significant improvements in our infrastructure (please see other articles in newsletter), our curriculum, and staffing patterns.