About Teach Preschool Children’s Studio


Teach Preschool Children’s Studio

Noblesville, Indiana

The Teach Preschool Children’s Studio is a small, private preschool owned and operated by Deborah J. Stewart, M. Ed.

The Indoor Classroom With its large windows and simple design, the indoor classroom is where the children explore core concepts in the areas of art, math, music, language, and literacy…

The Outdoor Classroom The outdoor classroom provides a terrific view of the surrounding woods and a wonderful environment for the discovery and exploration of our natural environment. The children explore core concepts in the areas of science and nature through sensory play and exploration.

Deborah uses the studio to teach young children, observe their learning, and then draw upon these experiences to write about the latest trends, activities, philosophies, and teaching practices she applies in her own early childhood educational practices.

At the Studio, your child will receive a quality, fun, hands-on, child-centered, educational and creative preschool experience. Your child will become a part of a rich learning community.

Play is an important aspect of early learning and at the studio, intentional play is integrated throughout the learning experience. Intentional play allows your child to build his/her confidence and develop each of the core developmental skills necessary for future academic success.

The Teach Preschool Children’s Studio environment is set up to explore the great outdoors as well as enjoy the traditional indoor classroom hands-on experiences. Your child will rotate to both an indoor and outdoor environment each day and receive quality, age appropriate instruction and guidance as he or she explores each learning area.

Growth and development takes place through these uniquely designed learning areas including a circletime area for large group games, stories, and discussion – as well as reading, writing, creative art, math, science, dramatic play, sensory play, water play, cooking, nature and discovery.

There are a limited number of openings as classes are purposely kept small enough to provide each child with the attention he or she needs yet large enough to establish friendships and build skills of cooperation, collaboration, and other essential areas of social development. So be sure to get your registration form in as soon as possible!

See link to the enrollment form pdf below the photo gallery…

Photo Gallery

Looking for more information about enrolling your child in the Children’s Studio?

For inquiries or to set up a tour of the preschool you can contact Deborah by filling out the form below…

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1 Laura (The SEEDS Network) July 19, 2011 at 7:46 am

Beautiful!! Wish I lived closer to see it in person, but the pictures are lovely! Best of luck with this endeavor!!


2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I would love to give you a tour!!


3 Laura Major July 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Looking Good Girl! You will be full before you know it! Congratulations!


4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Thank you Laura:) I am excited to get started!


5 Fiona July 20, 2011 at 5:25 am

Wow, Deborah, the classrooms look fantabulous! : )


6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Thank you Fiona:)


7 Kierna July 20, 2011 at 7:53 am

Congratulations, your learning studio is beautiful :)


8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I am excited to get the school year started!


9 Kymberli July 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

Beautiful–makes me wish I was a kid again! And I’m only an hour away–that’s not too long to commute, is it?!?
I’m a big fan of your website–thanks for sharing so that we can all grow to be better educators!


10 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Of course not – 1 hour is a piece of cake!


11 angelique felix July 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Hi dear Deborah,
Thank you for being a star in early childhood development.
With admiration,


12 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

You are very sweet Angelique:)


13 Rachelle | TinkerLab July 21, 2011 at 1:58 am

Deborah, your school is gorgeous! I love all the little touches and I’m especially attracted to the plexi easel (surprise, surprise!).


14 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

It is one of my most prized possessions!


15 Carrie July 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

If we lived there I would so enroll my preschooler there. Good luck on your venture. Those are going to be some lucky kids.


16 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Thank you Carrie – how fun it would be to have your children join me:) I would be the lucky one!


17 Tricia Burns July 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This is AMAZING!!!! Love this website too!!! Thank you so much!


18 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Thank you Tricia – I am happy you visited me here on the website:)


19 andiejaye September 1, 2011 at 2:38 am

i would love a tour and the ability to observe you in action. wish i was closer :(


20 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I wish you did too! That would be so fun:)


21 Mrs. Myra October 23, 2011 at 1:07 am

Awww Deb! How gorgeous! I’m sorry I’ve been away sooo long! I had no idea what you were up to! I’m very proud! I can’t wait to hear how its going! Sending you hugs:)


22 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 23, 2011 at 1:08 am

I hope to hear from you soon Myra!


23 Laurie Tabor October 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

I agree with Carrie. If I lived in your area, I would enroll my daughter in your school! Looks awesome!!!! And I bet it looks even better in person. Good luck with your endeavor!


24 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

Thank you Laurie:)


25 Jennifer November 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Deborah…I have been trying to contact you about your role as a conference presenter! We are planning our 4th Early Childhood Conf. in Anderson, IN. for next Sept. Could you please give me some of your conference topics and an idea of fees. Thanks so much! Jennifer


26 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. November 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I will send you an email Jennifer. I got your email too.


27 Jennifer November 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Thank you so much…our committee is meeting this week to begin making next years plans!


28 Christine Fenczik November 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

This school looks amazingly fun! are you hiring anyone to work with you?


29 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. November 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Hi Christine,
Not this year – I have my assistant Miss Abby who teaches everyday we have school along with me:) Are you from Indiana?


30 Christine Fenczik January 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

Sorry it took me so long to respond, computer glitches! But no I am living in Colorado and I am looking for a place to work that has the same beliefs that you do, as I have a lot of these beliefs as well. I would love to work in a site that is not focused so much on income and has hired people that are truly there for the children and not the income or insurance. I love the freedom that the children have to explore on their own and learn from from those experiences. I am going to be in Indiana in September of 2012 hopefully then I can visit your site. Thanks for your blog and postings they help me in my classroom if only I could get my co-teacher on the same page, that’s a whole other story.



31 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 9, 2012 at 8:28 am

Be sure to drop me a line when you get to Indiana!


32 asma June 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Deborah ,
I saw pictures of your preschool , it is very inspiring . I am an Australian citizen living in Sydney doing my Cert III in Children’s Services. I wish I could fly and see your preschool. I am so not creative with my ideas and although I have three grown up children of my own . I would love to stay in touch with you for further ideas on activities that enhance children’s development in many areas . I really enjoy working with preschooler and doing different kind of activities with them including school preparation. Do you have a book or folder that has all the activities you do each year ? I would love to make a folder of your collection and learn to build further ideas from those.
Wish you good luck !


33 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hi Asma,
Unfortunately, I do not have a complete set of the activities in a hard bound form. I only have it all here on the blog at this time. Please do keep in touch – I would love that too!



34 Jodi January 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

Deborah, you have just re-kindled my passion; being in the field since 1998, I sort of lost my direction. Seeing your website and school has started those butterflies fluttering again! Thank you! -Jodi


35 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

Jodi – That is the best compliment a person could ever give me:) Thank you!


36 Diana Burress January 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Just wanted to say your Center is beautiful! You certainly show a lot of passion for children! Thanks for sharing!


37 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Thank you Diana:)


38 Brandy White February 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Your classroom is beautiful and lesson plans and activities are outstanding! Im a college student majoring in elementary education and your classroom was so inspirational to me and really made me excited to be a teacher!


39 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 7, 2012 at 12:42 am

That is wonderful to hear Brandy!! My very best to you as you complete your schooling!


40 Fadlini binti Zainal February 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Hi Deborah,your work really inspires and interests me in early childhood edu..
i would loveee to send my daughter to your place but we are thousand miles apart..
im from Malaysia and really like your brilliant ideas and innovation..
but sadly in my area, it’s very hard to find this kind of child centred and developmentally appopriate playschool or kindergarten..


41 Kira March 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Deborah your preschool looks fabulous! And the site is GREAT! Any suggestions on how I might find a similar place to yours in the southern new jersey area? I just am not happy with the huge classroom sizes many have here.


42 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I sure wish I could help you Kira but I just don’t know where I could send you to find a program in your state! But one thing you can do when looking for a program is to look for programs that promote learning through play and exploration. Regardless of size, if the school is focused on giving young children opportunities to learn through hands-on activities in all content areas, then you will have found a good place to consider.


43 Leila April 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

This is beautiful! I’m working on starting my own family child care, if you don’t mind me asking: Where did you get the tables and chairs from?

Thank you!!


44 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hi Liela,
I got the white tables from Target. The small square tables came from Walgreens and Big Lots :)


45 Teresita P. Jardenil May 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Your school is superb… Indeed an inspiring one for a preschool teacher like me. I like it so much.


46 Heather Griffin March 29, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hi Deborah! Just wanted to say thank you for being such a fantastic teacher and for sharing your fabulous ideas! I get the daily emails from Teach Preschool and I know my preschoolers have definitely benefited from them. Wish I could do more of the amazing things I have seen but with such a limited amount of time (two hours) and such a large class (16 two and three year olds) it’s hard to fit everything in. Either way I am saving all of these great ideas for when I have little ones of my own! Thanks again for your inspiring blog!


47 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 30, 2013 at 12:33 am

Thank you so much for your sweet message Heather!


48 Lindy Oakes May 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Your ideas inspire my work work with three year olds. Thanks for sharing them. Lindy


49 Quraisha August 24, 2013 at 5:44 am

Im from South Africa, love your site and all the beautiful activities.
I try them with my little ones all the time.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas,how many children are in your school?


50 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

It is wonderful to meet you. We have 13 students this year Quraisha!


51 Mimi June 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

Hi Deborah,
I stumbled upon your Instagram feed through Mericherryla and realized you are located in Indiana! My son will be 2 in November and I have already been searching long and hard for a quality pre-school program for him, when the time is right. I’ve learned that Indianapolis and the surrounding areas don’t have much to offer when it comes to finding a program geared toward learning through play (or reggio inspired).
We live in Zionsville, but wondered what ages you have in your program? I’d love to visit one day!!
I’m glad I stumbled into your Instagram page and can now follow and be inspired by the wonderful things you are doing with the children in your classroom!


52 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

Hi Mimi,
What a small world this is! I will drop you an email instead of elaborating here in the comments!


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