Articles of Interest


Colorado Preschool Program Openings 2015-16

Children’s House has 4 openings for children to attend preschool for 10 hours a week at no charge in the 2015-16 school year.  This program is open to children who are 4 years old by October 1st, and come from […]


The Importance of Make Believe Play

A great article on scaffolding mature play in the classroom. Great tips for teachers, and insight into the benefits of make believe play. This is why our classroom is all about rich, creative dramatic play. Leong_Make_Believe_Play_Jan2012-1


The value of play based education

Hopefully Colorado will follow suit soon. Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom By MOTOKO RICH JUNE 9, 2015 PASADENA, Md. — Mucking around with sand and water. Playing Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders. Cooking pretend meals […]


Educator of the Year 2015

Boulder County Association for the Education of Young Children Educator of the Year 2015 Michael Knuckey We are thrilled to announce that Michael Knuckey was recognized as 2015 Educator of the Year by BCAEYC, the local chapter of the National […]


Sparks Fade, Knowledge Stays by Susan B. Nueman

This article provides an insight as to why early childhood literacy is so much more than learning the ABC’s.  It is a must read for educators and parents. Sparks Fade, Knowledge Stays


Dialogic Reading

Over a third of children in the U.S. enter school unprepared to learn. They lack the vocabulary, sentence structure, and other basic skills that are required to do well in school. Children who start behind generally stay behind – they […]


Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School

New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. By Alison Gopnik Ours is an age of pedagogy. Anxious parents instruct their children more and more, at younger and younger ages, until they’re reading books […]


Make Believe Play

Make Believe Play The approach used at Children’s House to make the most of children’s natural curiosity in learning. PRoPELS is an acronym that stands for the most critical elements of children’s play that can be assessed and scaffolded by […]


The Thirty Million Word Gap

Rice University School Literacy and Culture — The Thirty Million Word Gap (1) In this groundbreaking study, Betty Hart and Todd Risley entered the homes of 42 families from various socio-economic backgrounds to assess the ways in which daily exchanges […]


Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

Literacy experts have previously documented a connection between a child’s early vocabulary and later success in reading comprehension. In a study tracking children from age 3 through middle school, David Dickinson, now a professor of education at Vanderbilt University, and […]