President’s Message

Happy Fall! I hope that your little one is enjoying his or her time at CCNS so far. And I hope that you, as parents, are too. CCNS is an…

Brighton Preschool Ski Program

Last year, the preschool program started the first week in January. Since our next CCNS newsletter will come out later in January, it seemed best to include a preview of…

Free Play: It Ain’t Always Easy

Most of us have read about the importance of free play. That time when children are prohibited from screens, learning agendas are tabled and intensive parental supervision set aside. If…

Books to make you a better parent

If you're caught in a rut with your child's discipline system, academic enrichment, or just your humdrum daily routine... these three parenting books will get you out of it. Brain…

Where to Have Winter Fun

Looking for some fun in the snow this winter? Thanks to the nice amount of snow we have had so far this winter, the sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snow…

The Power of Play-Based Learning

At CCNS the kids don’t sit still at desks and complete identical assignments. Instead, our teachers promote a free-flowing classroom that encourages self-discovery, social interaction, and cooperative play. And since…

The Gift of Failure

When I was in third grade, I had an assignment to make a musical instrument from materials I found at home. The requirements were straightforward; use only what we had…

Buy Groceries… Help CCNS

The easiest and lowest-cost way for CCNS to gain additional funding is by signing up for the Smith’s Community Rewards program. Each time you shop, a portion of the money…

Here Comes Kindergarten!

Although the start of the 2016-17 school year is almost as far away as next the presidential election, it’s not too early to start learning about your options. We’ve listed…