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Open House
Jan
16
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Open House
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

If you are searching for a wonderful school in Somerset County that nurtures the whole child, come see what a typical day is like at The Cottage School.

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Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages

This month we will be discussing distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, Jane Nelsen’s book, “Positive Discipline.” In it, she tells us that “The key to positive discipline is not punishment, but mutual respect.”

 

An approach to discipline based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities, and teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.



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Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages

An approach to discipline based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities, and teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.


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Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Positive Discipline Series with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages

This month we will be discussing distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, Jane Nelsen’s book, “Positive Discipline.” In it, she tells us that “The key to positive discipline is not punishment, but mutual respect.”

 An approach to discipline based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities, and teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.



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Open House
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

If you are searching for a wonderful school in Somerset County that nurtures the whole child, come see what a typical day is like at The Cottage School.

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Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach

As part of our ongoing series of workshops for The Cottage School parents and community members,  our adult-ed poetry instructor, Phil Rosenbach, will lead a poetry class beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. No experience is necessary and all are welcome!

 

We will look at short, understandable, well-written poems. We will also look at some poorly written poems to try to determine what makes a poem good or bad. Participants will discuss their own view as to what makes a poem successful or unsuccessful, interesting or boring, fun or tedious, or that there may be no way to determine the difference. We will also look at poems where words or entire lines have been blacked out to see if we can make any improvements. Why not?

 

If you have a favorite poem, bring it to the class for reading and discussion. This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!


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Open House
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

If you are searching for a wonderful school in Somerset County that nurtures the whole child, come see what a typical day is like at The Cottage School.

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Importance of the Arts in Education & Painting Holiday Cards
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Importance of the Arts in Education & Painting Holiday Cards

A core belief at The Cottage School is that art, in all forms, be it visual arts, music, dance, imaginative play or drama, positively influences children in their physical, affective and cognitive development, their desire to learn and their love for school.

The process of creativity and expression is one that should not be oppressed, Creativity is an instinct and a need for all and it is imperative that we allow children the time to create. Art enables children to be critical, innovative thinkers, to problem solve, create, communicate, express and experiment. Art helps children to develop inventive and productive ways to think outside the box, and is an indispensable tool when it comes to developing physical, cognitive and social skills.

This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!

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Open House
Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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The Importance of Being Little
Oct
22
9:30 AM09:30

The Importance of Being Little

Once a month, The Cottage School hosts Mondays on Education. It’s an opportunity for the parents of children who attend the school as well as members of the community to come together and discuss important topics on education.

Conducted by Laura Soulages and Kirby Baldwin, this workshop focuses on Erika Christakis’ book, The Importance of Being Little: What Children Really Need from Grown Ups. Open to the public, we will discuss Christakis’ research and how it applies to current state of education.

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Open House
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach

As part of our ongoing series of workshops for The Cottage School parents and community members,  our adult-ed poetry instructor, Phil Rosenbach, will lead a poetry class beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th. No experience is necessary and all are welcome!

If you have a favorite poem, bring it to the class for reading and discussion. This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP here.

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Field Trip to Middle Valley Farms
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Field Trip to Middle Valley Farms

Please join us at our fall field trip to Middle Valley Farms on Wednesday October 3rd, from 9:30-11:00 am. The cost is $6 per child (siblings are welcome) and $4 per adult, which includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, one pumpkin per child, and use of the picnic area, where there are also small animals, a hay maze, a hay tower, and a few other fun simple activities. We are welcome to use the picnic tables until 11:30, so please bring a bagged lunch if you choose. 

Please sign up here. After you submit the form, you will be directed to Paypal. If you prefer, you may bring cash or a check made out to The Cottage School to school at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know in advance if you plan to not participate in the field trip, and if necessary we will open the school for a regular school day for your child. Lunch will not be provided by Kings on field trip days, so please send a lunch with your child.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Open House
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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