What’s New?

Jul
2
2024

The Farmer’s Market

Author: Emily Stancil  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

The educators came up with the idea to host The Highlander School Farmer’s Market as an opportunity for children to practice different ways to exchange goods and share our abundance of resources with our community. We also encouraged parents to bring water to exchange for our children’s creations so that we could provide hydration for […]

Jun
25
2024

Preparing Fufu

Author: Emily Stancil  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

During Mother Africa Camp, Ms. Akou shared the tradition of preparing a popular West African dish, Fufu. We believe that learning carries many dimensions. Children have the right to play and to learn of the traditions held by our communities shared. Akou’s Reflection:The Toddler Two children invited friends in the Infant Living Room to join […]

Jun
18
2024

Experimenting with Dye

Author: Emily Stancil  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

The children have been exploring ancient traditions of dyeing with natural products through the guidance of earth-centered practicians in our community. During Mother Earth Camp this week, the Toddler One children enjoyed diving deeper into experimenting with beet powder to dye and repurpose fabric.  We invited the children to feel the texture of the powder. […]

Jun
10
2024

Camp of Peace

Author: Emily Stancil  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

Our Summer of Resistance Camp kicked off last week with the Camp of Peace Session, designed to support children’s connections with themselves: focusing on strategies for grounding, creating a world full of peace and liberation for all. The goal of the first session was to create a collective identity through ancestral practices of a drum […]

Jun
3
2024

Celebrating the Bridging Ceremony

Author: Emily Stancil  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

At the end of May, we celebrated our annual Bridging Ceremony to celebrate our time with children and families transitioning to Kindergarten and Pre-K. In our tradition, Nana made each child a cape and as they crossed the bridge, we called out their hopes and the name of their new school! Our founder, Rukia Rogers, […]

May
23
2024

Pinch Pot Exploration

Author: Rukia Rogers  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

As we continue our exploration with clay, we also continued making pinch pots. This time with Cairo, Rylee and Cypress. It was interesting to see how each child had a different experience with the clay. Cairo, for example was all in. He was very excited to grab and squish the clay once he first got […]

Mar
14
2022

Unpacking “Child-Centered” Reimagining Early Childhood Through African and Indigenous Lenses

Author: Shannon Sanders  ::  Category: What's New?  ::  Read more

In re-imaging early childhood education and care, we have to re-imagine the world that we live in. This starts with a recognition of how the human family is beautifully intertwined with the natural world, which provides all the sustenance and life that we need. Do we believe that the resources that this earth has bestowed […]