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” located in a small town in Indiana. 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 fortunate to work with an amazing set of teachers! Below is Miss Courtney, Miss Abby, and Miss Lauren. They are the team that I rely on to keep us organized in the classroom and on the blog!
I am also the author of the book “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.
My bio wouldn’t be complete without also sharing a photo of my three grandchildren with you! Being a grandma “Mema” has been probably the most eye-opening learning experience in all of my teaching career. It has made me a better person and teacher in every way possible.
Thank you for following along with me!