The Basics

The Basics

The Basics are five fun, simple and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life! During the early years of brain growth, infants and toddlers absorb massive amounts of information from interacting with parents and other caregivers. This...
Organizing the Classroom for High Quality Learning

Organizing the Classroom for High Quality Learning

Research tell us that a key component of a high quality learning environment is the physical arrangement of a classroom. Community Playthings offers helpful suggestions for creating a classroom that supports creativity and exploration. Click here to read more about...
The Franklin School: The Power of Collaborative Partnerships

The Franklin School: The Power of Collaborative Partnerships

The January 2019 opening of The Franklin School, an $11.4 million early learning center in the Northside neighborhood of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a testament to the power of collaborative partnerships to transform the landscape of early care and education....