Welcome to Teach Preschool. I hope you will find my blog to be a helpful resource for you as you seek to teach young children in a classroom or home setting.
~Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
A little bit about me…
I graduated with honors with an associate degree in early childhood education, a bachelor degree in human services and management, and a master degree in early childhood education. I am an avid believer in life-long learning and do my very best to practice this through ongoing education, research, and study.
I have my own part time private preschool called “The Children’s Studio.” The studio is also my own private lab school. It is the classroom where I apply the skills and knowledge I have gained over the years as well as where I observe early learning in action. My students range from ages three to five and come to my preschool two to three days a week. My teaching assistant and I observe the children as they play and learn and photograph their learning in action to share with you on my Teach Preschool blog.
I am also the author of the book “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” which is available on Amazon. You can learn more about my book by clicking here!
I am a teacher who is always learning and growing so as you read my blog, you will see that I am also always changing my approach towards teaching based upon what I believe my students need from me and what I am currently learning about best practices in early childhood education. I believe the best learning takes place through meaningful play and exploration so I fill my small classroom environment with opportunities for the children to explore new and interesting processes and materials every single day.
Currently, I do not have a “contact form” listed on my site because I am being inundated with more emails, questions, and requests (and spam) than I can possibly keep up with all by myself. But you can keep in touch with me by subscribing and responding to my emails (see the form on the right hands side of my wall) or by joining me on Facebook or leave a comment right here on the blog!
Meet my Team
Courtney is my wonderful virtual assistant who helps me write some of the blog posts you will see pop up and helps me keep up with many of the other social networking aspects of running the Teach Preschool Blog. Courtney worked as my assistant teacher in the classroom last year but then her husband took her away to a new city so we work together virtually now.
Hayden is my teaching assistant this school year. He will be headed off to college next year but I am enjoying his support and the wonderful things he does for our classroom while I still have him around.
Lauren assists Hayden, Courtney and me in a variety of online and offline tasks from helping to prepare for the classroom (she is great at making play dough) or helping with social networking. Lauren is also a full time college student and has another job so she jumps in to help me out whenever she gets a break in her busy schedule.
Thank you for following along with me!