While the idea of stacking a few blocks on top of one another may seem quite simple, block play is actually a wonderful launch pad for a variety of sophisticated skill sets.
Whether or not to send your child to kindergarten is a concern for many parents. We all want our children to succeed and whether or not you choose to put your child in kindergarten can have a significant influence on their success in school and beyond.
David Kirp from the New York Times discusses how a strong Pre-K program can have long term value.
RA Head of School Jim Heus shares his thoughts on a recent NPR article that focuses on the importance of the early investment in education and how it will best position children for future success.
|Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Douglas Lyons recently wrote an article that speaks to the value of an independent school education. At Ridgefield Academy, we have long recognized the fundamental way in which the independent school experience is different: a personalized, stimulating, and supportive approach to education with the goal of teaching children how to learn. And like Dr. Lyons, we know that the best time to foster a love of learning, curiosity, perseverance, and self confidence is in the early years. We invite you to read his latest post.|