A preschool classroom can be overwhelming. Take one at Bloomington Montessori for example.
There’s a few dozen students scattered around the room, each doing a different activity. One child is painting on an easel, two boys are building and knocking down a tower of blocks, and a girl is pouring water from one cup into another over a sink.
Teacher Eve Cusack attempts to stop all of this activity and corral the children to go outside.
Designing, finding, or affording a high quality preschool program is often just as confusing to navigate as the classroom itself.
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