Category Archives: Preschool

What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

Activities that incorporate each child’s name can support learning in several developmental areas.  Think about the daily routine.  How many times a day is a child exposed to their name or each child’s name. As a child enters the center, she finds her name on his cubbie. Takes off his jacket and hangs it up on […]

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What is really happening?

Many children with “challenging behaviors” have triggers. Often teachers focus on the end reaction, which can be hitting, biting, kicking, running out of the room,etc. Regular observations will assist in accurately identifying the the problem or trigger. Before a teacher … Continue reading

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Children under 6, Living in Poverty

As I read the fact sheet about children living in poverty published in January 2017 by the National Center foe Children in Poverty, I find it astounding that 23 million children in the United States are living in poverty.  The … Continue reading

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