You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!

lisaAll Articles, Ashburn Preschool, From the Director, Montessori preschool

What is best…traditional Preschool or Montessori? My answer is absolutely both!  So many people are willing to die on a certain hill that is just one of the many building blocks of higher education.  I love Montessori. If there’s one person, I could somehow have lunch with, it would be Maria Montessori. Her concepts are timeless and centered around child … Read More

Protect the IMPORTANT, Not the Weak

lisaAll Articles, Center Stage Preschool, From the Director

protect the important

You’re super special…just like everyone else! Have you ever wanted to broadcast a PSA about your pet peeve? I’ve got several. 🗣️ “Pick up up after your dogs!!!” Or 🗣️ “Put away your shopping carts!!!” Or my personal favorite… 🗣️ “LEARN HOW TO MERGE!!! For the love of all that is holy!!!” As a Director and Educator, my PSA would … Read More

Substituting in the Classroom

lisaCenter Stage Preschool, From the Director

center stage preschoolers

Something wonderful happens when I get to substitute for one of my teachers. I have discovered that one of the perks of running a small preschool is I get to know everyone!  I love getting back into a classroom. It helps me serve my teachers and students better and !!!BONUS!!! I have the most amazing conversations with the kiddos. 💕 … Read More

From the Front Lines of the First Few Weeks of Preschool

lisaAll Articles, Center Stage Ashburn, From the Director

The first few weeks of school have been super eventful, and I’m sitting here on my sofa,thinking. Wanna know some of my Director thoughts? I hoped you would, And guess what?They’re in bullet points, because I think in bullet points. Don’t all Preschool Directors? *Preschool is hard!! Hard for parents to trust a new school. Hard for kids to feel safe … Read More