Envisioning our Early Childhood Campus

By Kate Cicchelli Co-founder, Principal, Chief Academic Officer On September 10, 2013, the Bennett Day School executive team gathered with our architecture team at Epstein for our first Visioning Session for our Early Childhood Campus at 657 West Fulton. We started...

The Power of Play: Part 3

Bennett Day School advisor Jie-Qi Chen (Professor, Erikson Institute) discusses the importance of play in early childhood development. Part three of three.Block PlayWe see many types of blocks in American early childhood classrooms—unit blocks,...

The Power of Play: Part 2

Bennett Day School advisor Jie-Qi Chen (Professor, Erikson Institute) discusses the importance of play in early childhood development. Part two of three. Pretend PlayPretend play is a form of voluntary activity in which young children take...

The Power of Play: Part 1

Bennett Day School advisor Jie-Qi Chen (Professor, Erikson Institute) discusses the importance of play in early childhood development. Part one of three.Play ABCPlay is ubiquitous among our species and many others.  Children in cultures around the world...