Exuberant Kids

Ronan, the son of a good friend, attends a fantastic preschool in San Francisco. I spent a wonderful morning taking photos there and loved watching him play with his friends. It brought me back to my teaching days in early childhood education. Days filled with the unexpected pleasures of kids discovering, playing, wondering and learning. Come to think of it, that’s a good list for all of us every day. His teachers guided the class thoughtfully and skillfully. So nice to see.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff

Life is Good!

Life is Good!

It is a happy talent to know how to play ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Can Balance...Almost!

I Can Balance…Almost!

Psst, You're My Friend...

Psst, You’re My Friend…

Let's Go!

Let’s Go!

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play~ Abraham Maslow

On the Job

On the Job

Reporting For Duty

Reporting For Duty

“What day is it?” 

It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. 

My favorite day,” said Pooh.”~ A.A Milne



Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning. ~Diane Ackerman

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Creative Energy

Creative Energy

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken
joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~Albert Einstein

A Good Day

A Good Day

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  1. Brilliant! Loved all the quotes and what a pleasure to see all the children looking so engaged and thrilled to be there. Perfect way to feel about school–that there is nothing that’s as much fun!

  2. Heart warming! Kathy Keane

  3. Wonderful capture of images *claps out aloud*

  4. Awwww Jane…these are precious. You’ve such a talent – and a great cast of “subjects”! The quotes are great also – love me some “Pooh”.

  5. Fabulous shots…..really captured the innocence and curiosity of youth…those were the days!!! U have such a great eye…always a real treat for us!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such wonderful shots and quotes capturing the joy of the moments! Linda W

  7. The quotes here are just as beautiful as the pictures. Truly inspirational. Thanks.

    • Hi Erin- Your gorgeous son is always a joy to photograph. His happy, sweet disposition comes through and has since he was born! Thank you for the opportunity to shoot some photos of him at school- great fun for me. Glad you enjoyed the quotes I chose to accompany the photos. See you soon.

  8. These are gorgeous photos. I will ask for copies if I were the mother of this kids. 🙂

  9. Jane, what a wonderful eye you have and such a gift.

  10. Wonderful photos of a beautiful child! The tenderness in each photo brought back memories of my own children and that “sense of discovery”

  11. Have been waiting for my Ronan fix….this is the best! Diane

  12. Jane, the photos brought tears to my eyes. They’re all so wonderful.

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