Circle Time is popular in early childhood education, but it's largely a waste of time. Research shows kids learn more with small group activities, kinesthetic learning, and hands-on exploration.
When looking at preschools for their child, what should parents consider? A former early childhood educator and mother of 2 lists 50 characteristics of a high-quality preschool.
Do you understand the mental health of your two year old? Social-emotional skills are essential to being a healthy adult, and these activities are for preschool teachers to use in the classroom.
Some practical tips for organizing a children's story time program including finding a host organization, planning a calendar, and other common-sense logistical considerations.
A former preschool teacher explains what hands-on learning at preschool is and why it's so important. She urges parents to advocate for it because it's being devalued and minimized by those in power.
Let Ms. CeCe help create your Thanksgiving or gratitude lesson plan. She provides curriculum ideas for circle time, learning centers, drama, music, and movement.
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers celebrate our grandparents with poetry, their favorite activities as children, grandparents around the globe, and games our great grandparents played!
Tips to running a toddler classroom while keeping structure and order in a room full of one year olds.
There are so many different theories regarding early childhood education and what is most important for a young child to learn. There are as many different educational theories and schools as there are psychologists, who have studied the early...
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers explore their five senses while developing listening, math and problem solving skills in this healthy living lesson plan.
An early childhood educator tells parents why it's best NOT to send their children to preschool. As the government seizes control, preschools become laboratories and young children become guinea pigs.
Hug the Earth lesson plan including "CeCe's Hug the Earth Song," "I Love the Earth" collage, valentine message to the earth, "going green" game, graphing, and a cooking activity.
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers welcome spring with lesson plan activities including CeCe's "Spring is Coming Song," illustrating moving picture songs, planting pansies, and working in a garden center!
As an early childhood educator and mom, I've seen how gender inequality at preschool hurts girls. They're often treated differently in the classroom, becoming observers and not doers.
Choosing a preschool is overwhelming. As a former teacher, I urge parents to pick a place with a strong and distinct philosophy that attracts a community of like-minded moms and dads.
As a former preschool teacher, I swear by this play-dough recipe that I used for years in my classroom. You'll want to make it again and again for the kids in your life and always keep some on hand.