Strong Children

Every teacher knows that how parents impact their children directly affects what can be accomplished in the classroom. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is one recipe at home for the punishment-oriented classroom. Allow the child as much freedom as possible at home, and the classroom becomes a playground. Parents and educators struggle to find a formula that will produce intelligent, responsible, happy children at home and at school.

Mister Rogers and the Purpose of Education

We know that educating children is more than giving them information. Children, like adults, have complex feelings and they need to learn how to manage those feelings. Further, children, like adults, are always in relationship, and so they need to learn how to build strong and positive relations, the social dimension of education. The academic, the emotional, and the social are the key aspects of early childhood education.