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Coming To A Preschool Near You?

by Michael Avramovich The Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten (“Montview”) in Denver, Colorado, is a parent cooperative preschool and kindergarten for children three years of age and older. Sacramento Kings The school advertises that its highly experienced staff is “committed to best practices and to excellence in early education,” and that the school is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which the school administration considers the “gold standard” in early children education. nike pas cher Montview states that its goal is to provide an environment for experiential learning, including “developmentally appropriate play-based learning.” As a parent cooperative, there is significant parental participation as parents are considered “partners in joyful learning.” The school advertises that it uses “engaging materials” that invite children to explore and learn with their “heads, hearts, and hands.” It also seeks to foster new ways of thinking for their students. Scarpe Nike Italia In an article posted on its website, Lance Rushton encourages parents, “Look for books that are very different from your own family and personal experience . . . Air Max 2017 Dames wit . ADIDAS Yeezy 350 Boost Canotte Chicago Bulls Pick books that focus on different family structures, belief systems, cultural values and understandings, social position, historical trauma or economic circumstances. new balance 999 for sale nike air max 2017 femme grise Yes, all of these examples can be found in children’s literature.” He then goes on to suggest the following dialogue as an example:

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    Recently, one of Montview’s four-year-old students was expelled after her mother questioned the administration’s controversial curriculum that openly promoted homosexual behavior and transgenderism in the classroom. The child’s mother wanted an opportunity to opt her daughter out of the classroom discussions focusing on sexuality, same-sex relations, and gender issues, believing that her four-year-old is far too young to participate in sex education and related topics at school. The mother told the Denver Post, “I think, at this age, they don’t know what bias is. Nike Free 5.0 Dames blauw

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    On Wrongthink and Intimidation

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