Author - Jane Nolan

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Jane Nolan, Director of Park West Cooperative Nursery School is a respected expert in the field of early childhood education whose lectures are highly sought after.

Keeping Children Engaged During the Summer

Those lazy days of summer are right around the corner. How do parents keep their children mentally engaged and physically active until their return to school in the fall?

How you engage your child and keep her/him motivated will depend on your child’s age. Vital to this process is going with the interests of your child. This requires some parental reflection. Think about your child. What does your child like to do? What excites your child? What does your child want to know more about? ...

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Jane Nolan

Why Do Children Need Nursery School?

At the foundation of a nursery school’s ability to help children is the training and experience of its staff and the quality of the child’s relationship with teachers. 

Teachers support children as they learn to become successful members of a group.  Nursery school is fun but it also requires beginning to understand procedures such as: how to clear your spot at snack, how to gain some self regulation, raising your hand to get a turn, and how to delay gratification.  Young children can ...

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Jane Nolan