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  • Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming task for parents, leaving them in need of some expert advice. A long-time early childhood educator explains what moms and dads should avoid by detailing ten warning signs of a bad preschool. They include workbooks, long circle times, and no philosophy.

    10 Warning Signs of a Bad Preschool

    10 Warning Signs of a Bad Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Calendar, craft projects, teacher-directed lessons, worksheets, and "letter of the week" are part of the daily routine at preschool but are they supported by research? A former teacher explains why they're not only a waste of time but even detrimental.

    5 Things Children Learn at Preschool That Are a Waste of Time

    5 Things Children Learn at Preschool That Are a Waste of Time

    by McKenna Meyers81

  • Choosing a preschool is a big decision for parents, but their duty doesn't stop there. They need to keep a watchful eye and make sure the quality of care remains high. After all, operating a preschool is a business and owners are concerned about their bottom line and keeping costs low.

    5 Red Flags at Preschool That Should Alarm Parents

    5 Red Flags at Preschool That Should Alarm Parents

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Ways Preschool Parents Annoy Their Children's Teachers

    17 Ways Preschool Parents Annoy Their Children's Teachers

    by McKenna Meyers3

  • 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.

    How Preschool Craft Projects Kill Children's Creativity

    How Preschool Craft Projects Kill Children's Creativity

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Choosing a preschool can be overwhelming. A long-time early childhood educator urges parents to pick a place with a strong philosophy that attracts a community of like-minded moms and dads. She recommends Montessori, Waldorf, and play-based cooperatives.

    Montessori, Waldorf, & Co-op: Why Philosophy Matters at Preschool

    Montessori, Waldorf, & Co-op: Why Philosophy Matters at Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Parents in the United States are enthralled with academic preschools, buying into the belief that earlier is better. However, research shows that play is how kids learn best. It enhances their imaginations, promotes exploration, increases vocabulary, and builds social skills.

    33 Reasons to Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

    33 Reasons to Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

    by McKenna Meyers14

  • When choosing a preschool, it's easy for parents to get enthralled by all the bells and whistles: their child learning Mandarin, doing yoga poses, and studying the violin. Yet, a former preschool teacher tells moms and dads that developmentally appropriate practices and lots of play matter most.

    50 Features That Indicate a High Quality Preschool

    50 Features That Indicate a High Quality Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • 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

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