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Using Building Blocks to Create a High-Quality Early Education Program

What makes a preschool program high quality? The research points to 10 areas that produce programs with the most positive results. Here are a few that can be incorporated into your classroom now.

Posted in ELL/ESL, Literacy & Language, Music & Movement, Parent Involvement, Physical Education, Professional Development, Social & Emotional Behavior, What's New

Social-Emotional Learning and Its Connection to Life-long Success

Putting together a comprehensive program for your PreK or Kindergarten class that touches on all the social and emotional skills can be daunting. There are so many issues to address and so many ways to do it. Luckily there are some resources out there to help you.

Posted in Physical Education, Social & Emotional Behavior, What's New

Week of the Young Child

Are you preparing for the Week of the Young Child? April 10th -16th is an exciting week in Early Childhood Education. It is NAEYC’s (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Week of the Young Child. Every year, NAEYC dedicates a week to honor early learning, young children, their teachers and their families. The theme for the 2016 Week of the Young Child is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners!

Posted in Literacy & Language, Music & Movement, Professional Development, What's New

Reinventing Kindergarten

Ed Week recently published an article about the North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district and the work they doing to reinvent Kindergarten. It is less of a reinvention and more of a return to the way Kindergarten used to be. The district

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How Important is Play to Human Development?

Have humans learned to play, or is play a basic human need that is programmed into our brains from the start?

Posted in Infants and Toddlers, Literacy & Language, Social & Emotional Behavior, What's New