The Parish School Blog

May 16, 2018

Loose parts take part in Early Childhood play

Loose parts play has been a part of a Parish education since the school opened in 1983. Learn how we're expanding upon this type of play in our early childhood program today.
Apr 3, 2018

Know before you go: Advice for Parents who have concerns about ASD for their child

About 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by age 8 (1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls)1, making it one of the most common childhood developmental disorders. Yet it can sometimes be confusing or difficult for parents or other caregivers to know what to do if they suspect their child may have ASD, and what to expect from an evaluation. The following information can help...
Jan 3, 2018

Building Blocks of Play

If play is the work of children, then toys are their tools. Some of the most recommended and favored toys for young children are simple blocks. While blocks may seem “old-school” because they lack the bells and whistles of today’s modern toys, they are a staple in early childhood programs and toy boxes across the globe for good reason.
Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.