This documentary film was shot over the course of a year at a cooperative nursery school. In it the viewer observes children playing, creating, discovering, crying, fighting, and resolving their disagreements. He will also see parents and teachers experiencing the spectrum of interactions and emotions that arise in the course of a school day.
Commentary is provided by school director Effie Kuriloff who practices a form of parent education that is both child- and parent-centered. Kuriloff explains: "Whether dealing with a conflict over a wagon in a nursery school or a rivalry between siblings in our family, we are confronted daily with situations that require our assessment and action.
As parents and teachers we must make decisions to intervene or not, to speak or to remain silent. How can we learn to see clearly the child in his world? How can we affect the world the child lives in?
To address these issues we must learn to "see" both the child and ourselves. Every social transaction -- whether on a playground, in the classroom, or on a bus -- is a teachable moment. Each interaction offers another chance to learn, to change and to grow for both the teacher and the child."
Available As: DVD format with 14 page booklet
Running Time: 30 minutes
Produced By: Rocky Mountain
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