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  • A long-time early childhood educator argues that the dad should pick his son's preschool, not his mother. She contends that little boys need an advocate as they enter this female-ruled world where sitting quietly and learning passively get rewarded and boys earn negative labels just for being boys.

    Why a Father Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    Why a Father Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • Going against decades of research in early childhood education, preschools today have become more academic than ever. Youngsters are now guinea pigs in an experiment that may prove highly detrimental to their futures and society's as a whole.

    A Teacher Explains Why You Shouldn't Send Your Child to Preschool

    A Teacher Explains Why You Shouldn't Send Your Child to Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers49

  • A teacher explains how hands-on learning at preschool makes children curious, passionate, and self-motivated. They see themselves as the source of knowledge, not their teachers. Sadly, though, hands-on learning is being diminished as politicians demand that kids get prepped for kindergarten.

    Why Hands-on Learning Matters Most When Choosing a Preschool

    Why Hands-on Learning Matters Most When Choosing a Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers11

  • Early childhood education in the US is in a harrowing state as many preschools now do what's contrary to the latest findings in brain research. Even though studies consistently show that exploring and playing build literacy skills, they're getting minimized in favor of teacher-directed lessons.

    8 Ways That Preschools Ignore Research in Early Childhood Education

    8 Ways That Preschools Ignore Research in Early Childhood Education

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Are you driving your child's preschool teacher crazy? You probably are if you send your kid to class in fancy duds, expect special treatment for your precious tyke, fret about her being bullied, and pick her up late with no apology or explanation. Find out if you're the pain at preschool!

    17 Things Preschool Parents Do That Drive Teachers Crazy

    17 Things Preschool Parents Do That Drive Teachers Crazy

    by McKenna Meyers3

  • Many preschools have at least one circle time as part of their daily routine. Research, though, shows kids learn a lot more with small group activities, kinesthetic learning, and hands-on exploration. Why then are circle times getting longer and being overused?

    5 Reasons Why Parents Should Be Concerned About Preschool Circle Time

    5 Reasons Why Parents Should Be Concerned About Preschool Circle Time

    by McKenna Meyers31

  • It's a tragedy that the focus of preschool has become increasingly narrow with many parents now seeing it as merely a time to prepare kids for kindergarten. This short-sighted stance results in youngsters who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.

    10 Things to Look for in a Preschool and 10 Things to Avoid

    10 Things to Look for in a Preschool and 10 Things to Avoid

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • One-third to one-half of preschoolers are introverts. There's little acknowledgement of this reality, though, at most preschools today. Kids get crammed into noisy classrooms with constant interaction and teacher-led lessons with little or no time for quiet moments and self-directed learning.

    How to Find a Proper Preschool for Your Introverted Child

    How to Find a Proper Preschool for Your Introverted Child

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • If we want preschoolers to express themselves through art and feel empowered while doing so, we're going about it all wrong. Open-ended art activities (painting, drawing, and sculpting) have been replaced by teacher-directed craft projects, much to the detriment of young children's imaginations.

    How Today's Preschools Are Stifling Creativity & Self-Expression

    How Today's Preschools Are Stifling Creativity & Self-Expression

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • When choosing a preschool, some parents get seduced by the very things that they should avoid: an academic focus, computer learning, and paper-pencil work. Find out why these and others are indicative of a subpar preschool that ignores developmentally appropriate practices.

    10 Warning Signs of a Bad Preschool That All Parents Need to Know

    10 Warning Signs of a Bad Preschool That All Parents Need to Know

    by McKenna Meyers8

  • Calendar, craft projects, teacher-directed lessons, worksheets, and letter of the week are part of the daily routine at preschool. Yet, are they supported by research? A former teacher explains why they're not only a waste of time but can squelch a child's innate curiosity and love of learning.

    5 Common Preschool Activities That Are a Waste of Time and Detrimental to Kids

    5 Common Preschool Activities That Are a Waste of Time and Detrimental to Kids

    by McKenna Meyers81

  • When choosing a preschool, some parents get impressed with accelerated academics: offering a second language, presenting STEM lessons, or doing phonics. However, a teacher says developmentally appropriate practices and free play are really what matter most when cultivating life-long learners.

    50 Features of a High-Quality Preschool That Parents Should Know

    50 Features of a High-Quality Preschool That Parents Should Know

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • Raising a child who loves math and feels confident in the subject starts in the first few years of life. The preschool age is the perfect age to build math foundations. Read about some of our favorite strategies!

    Math Foundations for Preschoolers

    Math Foundations for Preschoolers

    by Clare R Okyere2

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