Learn more about why it is so important that children at CDS connect with nature through our curriculum, as discussed in an NPR interview with experts in the field.
Learning in Action
At Country Day School the learning is not limited to students alone. Our staff continually strives to keep up to date with the latest research and best practice in early childhood education through annual professional development workshops, membership in professional organizations like NAEYC, sharing news and research articles, and pursuing higher education. We encourage our families to be lifelong learners, too, through parent education workshops hosted by Dr. Rene Hackney as well as sharing relevant news and resources parents may find helpful. We hope these resources are useful as we all work together to create a rich learning community at CDS.
The Formative Years of Early Childhood: The research and best practices that drive our program
See why the caring, dynamic, developmental program CDS offers is so important during the preschool years.
Dr Alison Gopnik, a leader in the study of how children learn, discussed with NAEYC her findings about how young children learn best. Read her take on the value of play and developing social and emotional skills in the full article.
The View From CDS: A window into our classrooms
Explore how one of our Fours teachers uses art to meet cross-curricular goals. A hallmark of learning through play is that it looks so seamless while so much purposeful planning goes into each activity and classroom design.