Monthly Archives: September 2017

Enacting Our Mission

In revisiting our mission statement this week, as we move into a new era, I read something new that had never occurred to me before. In the past I had emphasized the terms, “child-directed”, “social emotional development”, and “conflict resolution”, and that has served me well in recreating the mission on the ground in our classrooms each day. But this time, as I read, there was a different part that stood out, as if in bold print, for the first time. Right near the end, Continue reading →

Cottage Speak

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”     -Rita Mae Brown   Among the most distinctive aspects of being a part of the Cottage community is the way we talk to each other, and we call it “Cottage Speak”.  Probably if you have spent any length of time with us, you have found yourself saying, “what’s your plan?”,  not just to your child but to your spouse. It’s funny when Continue reading →