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July 3, 2015

After cleaning up our backyard and adding some pathway lights, our sitting area felt cold and impersonal in the evening. We knew it would benefit from a touch of color. So we decided to add some tree solar lanterns, but could not find something we liked at a reasonable...

May 15, 2015

I stumbled one too many times on one of my children's bikes and decided to do something about it before I end up landing flat on my face in our garage...


I built a simple wood rack for their bikes, using two 2x4s and a few screws. It works well and my kids love to park...

March 2, 2015



With almost 10,000sqf of outdoor play area, The Lil’ School has a very large grassy play area and children have a lot of space to run, but lacked a fun and challenging structure to climb on. Rather than getting generic equipment, we wanted a fun community project th...

January 24, 2015


As parents, one time or another we have all experienced the frustration of knowing our children aren’t trying hard enough to accomplish we know they are more than able to do. While the initial reaction would be to harp and push, it’s important not to get overly excite...

November 24, 2014





With the holiday season coming, here is a diy for the perfect gift. Transfer a picture of your beloved ones onto any object.



Here we transferred a picture of my mom along with a poem. For the support we used a wood piece bought at Michael’s.



August 26, 2014


How do I know if the daycare I am interested in is as it appears?


In a recent inquiry, the Center for Investigating Reporting reported on several fully-licensed daycares operating in Napa County with a heavy past of violations. And they are raising an important concer...

August 15, 2014

TUTORIAL on how to build a sturdy portable light table for kids, with remote control



If you are familiar with the “REGGIO EMILIA” Education philosophy, then you might have heard about one of the classroom element: the light table!


The light table teaches children abou...

August 7, 2014




Fun guaranteed!


As you may know we have water days every Wednesday during Summer camp. For 3 weeks in a row we’ve built water mats and the kids loved it!


Needless to say that they’ve resisted our 60 preschool and kindergarten kids jumping on them!





August 1, 2014

Dear parents,


In this blog, you will find articles about:

  • the latest research in education,

  • cool DIY or art projects to do with your kids, written by our teachers

  • articles/observations of the school by guests such as the Early Childhood Education students...

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