Early Childhood Education

How we can explore rocks in preschool

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.

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Lots of lids

Offering a variety of bottles and lots of lids proves to be a challenging invitation for children to solve this puzzle.

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The chances in preschool

Giving young children the chance to grow….

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2011 Edublog Award Nominations

Teach Preschool (Deborah’s) nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards!

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Bam Radio: Discussion on Childcare Rating Scales

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 […]

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Meet the experts in early childhood education:English Language Learners

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 […]

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Get informed about early childhood education degree programs

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. […]

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The responsible early childhood education blogger

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 […]

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The challenge of cooking in preschool

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 […]

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Join me for a free early childhood webinar

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 […]

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Using all those great ideas in your preschool classroom

I love to search out new preschool ideas and activities on other blogs. New ideas keep me motivated and inspired. However, once I find a cute idea, I visualize how I will do the activity with my students. Lose the recipe Often times teachers look at an idea they find online or in books as […]

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Presenting simple songs and fingerplays to young children

I wrote this article for Teaching Tiny Tots a few months ago on teaching simple songs to preschoolers.  In this article, I talk about using the S-I-M-P-L-E method when introducing simple songs and fingerplays to young children. Singing and Chanting the Itsy Bitsy Spider!

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Teach Preschool on Facebook survey

If you are a member of Teach Preschool on Facebook, I would love for you to fill out this survey! If you are not a member – you are invited to check it out! Click here to take survey

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Preschoolers can serve their own snack

Young children are more than capable! See how these children learn to serve their own snack in preschool!

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Deborah's new CD and the IAEYC conference

I have been preparing for the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) conference that will be held this weekend in downtown Indianapolis. I will be presenting on: Friday, April 9th, – 3:15 to 4:30 pm. I will also be at a presenters booth on: Friday, April 9th - Booth #114  - Time: 9:00-11:00 […]

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Capturing the attention of preschoolers

There are lots of techniques teachers use to capture the attention of preschoolers. Walk Over When needing to get the attention of only one child or a small group of children playing together, it is always more effective just to walk over, bend down close and speak warmly to them.  What doesn’t work well? Yelling […]

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