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Children's School role in CMU's Dietrich College

See the January 19th article entitled, "10 Things to Love about CMU's Dietrich College". The Children's School is featured under "#3 No Education School? No Problem."
Honoring Founder, Dr. Ann Baldwin Taylor
The educators of The Children's School are pleased to announce the naming of The Ann Baldwin Taylor Early Childhood Scholarship Fund for the Carnegie Mellon University Children's School.

We wish to honor Dr. Ann Baldwin Taylor, Children's School Founding Director 1968-1993, and her legacy by providing a venue for children of all economic levels to benefit from a Children's School education. A wonderful developmentally appropriate education for young children exists at Carnegie Mellon University Children's School because of Ann. In 1968, her vision of a progressive, experiential learning environment, along with exemplary leadership, professional development, and a supportive community, laid the foundation for the Children's School's current success.

Miss Hancock arranged a reception in Ann's honor on Sunday, December 20, 2015. She, Dr. Carver, Mrs. Bird, and retired teacher Judy Smalley attended the celebration (pictured below), along with educator Judy Hallinen, who now heads CMU's Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach. Donations can be made to the Ann Baldwin Taylor Early Childhood Scholarship Fund via the Children's School website.
Art + the Brain
Patricia Maurides often works at the intersection of art and science. A biologist and visual artist, the adjunct professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University is known for designing courses that integrate fine arts practice with the disciplines of biology, neuroscience and psychology. Full Story

Jillian Wendolowski Selected for NAEYC's Inaugural Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC)
Jillian Mangan Wendolowski will have the opportunity to help the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recruit, engage, and retain young professionals in the field of early childhood education. The 15 members of NAEYC's inaugural Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) will serve one-year terms ( Jillian is teaching preschool 4's and gym during her 7th year at the Children's School. Her optimistic perspective, respectful attitude, effective interactions with adults, proactive stance, strong work ethic, leadership and organizational skills, and dry sense of humor will be key to her impact on the YPAC team, and her communication and technology savvy help the team reach their target audience. Congratulations, Jillian!

Children's School educators and parents engage with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his annual Back-to-School Bus Tour
On Friday, September 18th, Children's School educators greeted Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his arrival while student employee Stanton Man led the Kiltie Bagpiper parade from the Fine Arts parking lot to the Cohon University Center. Dr. Ken Koedinger (Leeza, AM 4's) participated in the panel discussion (far right, and Dr. Tom Lauwers (Adrian, AM 3's) demonstrated his educational robots ( For more information on Duncan's Bus Tour, see:

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Play and Learning
On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Children's School was featured on WESA 90.5 as part of a series on the Life of Learning. The topic was, "Connecting the Dots between Play and Learning". Click the link below to listen to the 7 minute segment.

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