How to help prepare your child for preschool interviews. Questions they may be asked and suggested answers.
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers explore their five senses while developing listening, math and problem solving skills in this healthy living lesson plan.
Learning to make friends is an important social skill that will become an important life long skill. Teaching young children to make friends can be fun when you add music and singing to the lesson. Here are some great songs and activities to sing with your young kids.
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.
Specific Age: 4-year-olds Goal of the Activity: The goal of this activity is to get the attention and focus of children by showing them a fun fingerplay. Objectives: · Children will demonstrate their ability to count...
A teacher explains why moms and dads are best equipped to teach their children to read. She details the three essentials of reading instruction and why it all starts with the parent-child bond.
For teachers, parents, and librarians, an extensive list of books for babies and toddlers which show everyday diversity. These books features diverse characters portrayed in everyday contemporary life
Ben Clanton is back with his characters Narwhal and Jelly in this fun read aloud that teaches the power of a superhero who brings out the best in his friends.
Pumpkin-themed reading list for your preschool circle time, library storytime, or anytime! Reading lists include pumpkin-themed fantasy fiction and realistic fiction, including a few titles that are also Halloween selections.
Let CeCe help design your fall "Getting To Know You" lesson plan. Curriculum ideas for circle time, learning centers, movement, music and dramatic play ideas are provided.
Getting little ones to sleep in their own beds is a common problem that every parent will face at one time or another. Let Hoot and Honk help with this fun read-aloud picture book.
There are many situations where the same proverb can be thrown in to highlight a situation, especially one that generates positivity. Proverbs are learnt on a subconscious level through exposure. Once
Parents hate to see their children struggle with reading and will go to great lengths to help them. But, what many moms and dads don't understand is that reading difficulties are hugely preventable.
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.
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...
Dot to Dot (or Connect the dots) activities are a great way to help your child develop and improve their fine motor skills, learn to draw, encourage creativity, and just have fun!!!
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.
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert is a whimsical children's picture book containing a family of collage-art snowmen. Use the ideas in this article to augment your preschool curriculum.
The princess culture has invaded preschool with girls coming to class in full regal attire. A teacher explains why this trend is harmful to girls, making them spectators and not full participants.
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle first published in 1977 is a children's book classic. It's visual appeal and themes of telling time, bullying, and comparing sizes will entertain preschool and elementary age audiences. This thorough review includes a lesson plan for story time presenters and suggestions for teachers.
Starting preschool is a red-letter day, but a veteran teacher encourages parents to stay vigilant throughout the entire year. She cautions moms and dads about programs that offer too much, too soon.
Our country is foolishly moving toward preschools that are academically focused, going against what experts recommend. Find out why play should be the essence of early childhood education.
Let Ms. CeCe help create your Thanksgiving or gratitude lesson plan. She provides curriculum ideas for circle time, learning centers, drama, music, and movement.
This article covers five significant reasons for the importance of preschool education written by an experienced early childhood educator. The preschool aged child is eager and ready to learn.
Choosing a preschool program is a difficult choice for parents seeking a quality early childhood education curriculum for their children. This article addresses several areas of concern and suggests questions and observations parents should make before deciding on a preschool program for their child.
Certain activities at preschool—circle time, calendar, craft projects—are part of the routine. A former teacher with a master's degree explains why they're a waste of time and even harmful.
These 10 free websites are awesome for entertaining toddlers while teaching them important school-readiness skills.
These are some simple and fun ways to teach basic multiplication and division to preschoolers and kindergarten age kids.
Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple preschool activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child be ready for Kindergarten.
Early learning curriculum for preschoolers and kindergarten age kids. Learn about continents, oceans and countries.
The goal of this activity is to give children the opportunity to learn about hospital tools and procedures, as well as express any fears or misconceptions about the hospital.
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 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.
When choosing a preschool, parents get impressed by an "escalated curriculum" with foreign languages, STEM, and music lessons. Find out what questions to ask on your search to find the right school.