If you are new to articles from The Early Childhood Education Team, you'll find tips, tricks, activities, and playful learning ideas centered around a changing weekly theme. Each Wednesday throughout the school year, we'll partner with some of the best educational bloggers to bring you, our valued readers, tools to use at home, in a childcare setting, or in the classroom! This week, the … [Read more...] about Teaching Responsibility in Preschool Through Practical Life Skills! #TeachECE
Parenting and Values
This week, The Early Childhood Education Team is offering tips and suggestions for MAKING FRIENDS in preschool! As an educator, I've had many conversations over the years with parents of children who are concerned their child may not know how (or are scared) to make friends with others. With a few suggestions and helpful advice, parents can encourage and guide their children to develop early … [Read more...] about Tips for Helping Preschoolers BE a Good Friend! #TeachECE
While many parents are glad that school time is just around the corner, it can be a bittersweet time too! The casual days of summer often give way to the hectic pace of lunches, homework, paperwork, backpacks, extra activities...the list goes on and on. Today, the Early Childhood Education Team is offering Back to School Tips, Tricks, and Activities to help get kids (and parents) off to a great … [Read more...] about Back to School Tips for Parents PLUS Printable Morning Chart!
Christina, my precious daughter, this is for you in an effort to provide AWARENESS of DVT and Pulmonary Embolisms. It has been 17 days since my 30 year old daughter left this earth. In my mind, and often in my dreams, I replay the events leading to her death. It is a natural part of the grieving process, but one that also leaves many earthly questions. I tell Christina’s story to raise awareness … [Read more...] about The Day My Daughter Died: A Mother’s Journey Into Grief #pulmonaryembolism
This week the #PlayfulPreschool Team is offering thematic activities centered around HEALTHY HABITS in preschool! Encouraging preschoolers to develop good food choices will help build a foundation for a lifetime of sensible eating. We hope your own children will enjoy the healthy foods activities to encourage good habits at school and at home! Healthy Food Habits for Preschoolers! Teaching … [Read more...] about Healthy Food Habits in Preschool: Sorting and a Paper Plate Project
'Tis the season of gift giving, thankfulness, extra kindnesses, and appreciation for others. Helping preschoolers develop an "attitude of gratitude" begins early and at home. When adults MODEL (MODEL, MODEL) expressions of thankfulness and gratitude, children will naturally absorb and try to imitate all that they see and hear. Gratitude, when incorporated early, then becomes a natural DAILY … [Read more...] about The Giving Tree – An Attitude of Gratitude in Preschool!