Work Hard Play Hard: Franklin Preschoolers Explore Careers

A fireman, a construction worker, and a veterinarian walk into a classroom. They’re all roughly 3 feet tall and use plastic tools exclusively. This isn’t the set up for riddle; it’s playtime at Franklin Preschool where students are using Community Career Costumes provided by a Schools Fund classroom grant. Franklin teacher Joni Miller requested funds […]

Berkeley Teachers Let Them Play

In May of this year, we came across a New York Times article by David Kohn called “Let the Kids Learn Through Play.” At the time, we were promoting some Friends & Family Grants from Berkeley preschool teachers trying to bring more play into their classrooms. These teachers already felt strongly about the points of […]