We recently spent a day playing, creating, and learning with rocks. Come along as we discover all the ways we can explore rocks in preschool.
Offering a variety of bottles and lots of lids proves to be a challenging invitation for children to solve this puzzle.
Giving young children the chance to grow....
Teach Preschool (Deborah's) nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards!
I am not always up to speed on what is happening from a political perspective in early childhood education. I get so caught up in just how to teach in the classroom that I just don't take time to understand and get informed about the kinds of decisions that affect the environment I teach (or lead) in. A few weeks ago, I was asked by Rae Pica of Bam Radio to participate in a discussion [...]
If there is one thing I can tell you that I love - it is finding others who are dedicated to the field of early childhood education and who are willing to share their expertise through social networking. There are so many different kinds of experts in early childhood education. I consider myself more of a grass roots/front line kind of expert. I spend a great deal of time in the early childhood classroom observing [...]
Early Childhood Education Degree Programs: What are Your Options? By Brian Jenkins What types of early childhood education programs are available? Many colleges and universities offer accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the subject. You may also have the option of obtaining a professional certificate at certain schools. Programs are available both on-campus and online. The preferred degree depends on your selected area of early childhood education. Let's take a look at the various programs [...]
I was recently invited to be a commentator for an online talk show produced by Bam Radio. The focus of this segment was on "The Benefits and Risks of Social Networking for Educators" and I had the pleasure of participating in the discussion along with Fran Simon and Jen Hegna. You can listen to the 15 minute recording by clicking on the link above. I found the discussion both informative and interesting but what stood [...]
Cooking in preschool can be a challenging process - especially when you have 1 teacher to 10 three year olds. Every one wants a turn to stir, pour, crack an egg, and everyone wants to stick their finger in the batter no matter how many times they are told that they need to keep their hands on the outside of the bowl:) But even with all of these challenges, these brave teachers invest the time [...]
I hope you will come and join me for my presentation of "Ten Leadership Tips to Inspire Your Early Childhood Program Staff" on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:00pm EDT. This free webinar series is sponsored by Robert-Leslie Publishing! If you haven't tried attending a webinar yet, then this is a great opportunity to discover what they are all about! To register just click on my photo below! Click here to see [...]