Bite-Size SEL Lessons

Edutopia“I used to think that snack time was an interruption in the schedule in my early childhood classroom. I offered crackers and water and then asked kids to finish up so we could move on to whatever activity was next.

Last year, however, I found ways in which snack time—previously just a pit stop in our day—could help teach social and emotional skills and build a classroom community in which each child felt valued. My students and I savored our snack time. Here’s how I did it.” Keep reading in Edutopia »

benefitsFOCUS: A little pre-winter financial cheer for our medical plan participants

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

We are pleased to announce that employees will be refunded two months of their medical premiums as a result of the strong performance of our health insurance program. This one-time refund will appear in your November pay and will be based on the normal premium paid in October for the coverage selected at that time. Continue reading