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by Mary Biggs, Director, Basic Trust Day Care

When I was asked to write an article on what it takes to run a good child care program for children under the age of five, I thought “What an impossible question. I want to answer it!”

I think the answer, like most things of any worth, is that it takes a really good idea. The right idea. A good and right idea is a rare thing. It is like a key that opens every door. It’s a hand that guides you through the darkest place. It sorts the wheat from the chaff. You can return to it again and again and it never stops providing answers, inspiration and wisdom.
 

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by Steve Nelson, Head, The Calhoun School

Growing up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, my knowledge of private schools was quite limited. I attended public schools, as did virtually everyone I knew. My friends and I used the grass lawns of the private Laurel School and University School as our touch football fields, often to the chagrin of the groundskeepers.

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by Stevanne Auerbach, Toy Expert and Writer  

There is a great deal to learn about the past from the history of toys. Toys show up in the earliest archives of ancient civilizations. Children played with bone, clay, reeds, stones, sticks, pieces of fabric, feathers, fur and other found objects. Today there are toys that reflect current civilization, complete with technology embedded in video games, cell phones, computers and video art products. 

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by Sean Lynch, Former Head of School, Lycée Français de New York

La culture ne s’hérite pas, elle se conquiert. (Culture is not inherited, it must be earned.)
 —  André Malraux, France’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs

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Founded on this day in 1913, a coalition of parents and private schools began its mission to serve as a resource and support network for families. For 105 years, Parents League has helped generations of families seeking resources and educational options, and through unequaled affiliations, has produced an array of parenting workshops and publications.