7171 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

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We welcome everyone to share in our love of reading during our annual Reading Celebration. Show support for a wonderful local business while helping us fill up the school’s library with books from our teachers’ WISH LIST of 60 books!  Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore is partnering with our beloved teachers, Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Yordy, to stock our […]
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Messy play--sometimes you plan it and sometimes it just happens. And I remembered why it was important: social and emotional development, physical development, sensory input all happened in a few minutes. But there were days when I cringed. Days where I had just cleaned up one mess only to find another.
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Now in the middle of our family’s fifth year at the school, we can’t say enough about what Meridian Hills has meant for our children or for us as parents. The teachers at Meridian Hills offer an environment where children are free to be themselves as they play and explore, educating them in ways that are developmentally appropriate and, because of the small class sizes, catering to who they are as little learners.
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A child-centered learning environment that focused on self-discovery with different materials, emotional wellbeing and guidance, and centered around nature and outdoor play. Two days a week for a few hours was the ideal scenario for my kiddo. Needless to say, my mama heart was bursting with excitement and gratefulness that such a place existed.
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Sometimes they reach the end of their language skills. And patience. The play suddenly turns sour with negative physical interactions, which is every bit of typical and normal for preschoolers. It’s no fun to be the parent of the child that was hurt--and it can be embarrassing to be the parent of the child that was the aggressor. What can you do at home to work through aggressive behavior?
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We are hiring a Kindergarten teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Position Summary: Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School and Kindergarten was established in 1960 and the Kindergarten in 2003. It is a non-profit organization where teachers and parents work together to create appropriate programs so that our children grow and thrive emotionally, intellectually, and physically. The Kinderbird Classroom Teacher would […]
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From our Director, Christine Wise. I came across my copy of the wonderful Feeling Wheel, developed by Gloria Willcox. It’s a great way to drill down and put a name to what you’re experiencing. It’s a tool I used a lot when my kids were little, and likely something I’ll be bringing back out now that we’re all at home […]
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The Board of Directors and staff of Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten have formed a policy to reopen our school starting in September 2020. These policies and practices will be in place starting August 1, 2020 for any and all gatherings at the school and field trips offsite. We are following the guidelines of Marion County Health Department, […]
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