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Looking Toward Our Future!

Typically at this time of year, we would be reaching out to you to schedule your student’s Sneak Peek Day visit to The Children’s School, and also to invite you to our end-of-year picnic so you could start connecting with people in the TCS community. Instead, in this very atypical year, those events have been altered, cancelled. or postponed as we wait to find out what Fall 2020 will look like in Illinois schools. Given that, I wanted to share with you some of what we have recently shared with returning families about what we are thinking and planning. This is a longer note that touches on the value of progressive education, how we are preparing for next year, and how TCS is helping families


Enough. That’s my message to you for this week. What you are doing right now is enough. What your children are doing right now is enough. Do not be fooled by the social media world that wants us to believe that everyone else is spending #athome using color-coded charts to home-school their children for 6 hours per day, garden and bake, and finish home improvement projects. It’s simply not true. Instead, people all over the globe are struggling with added demands from being at home all day every day with their loved ones while also worrying about a global pandemic and all its repercussions. I find that my daily life is highly repetitious—to the point that I lose track of what day it is—while

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“Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself.” 

John Dewey

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