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The Village Lends a Hand

Community Partnerships
Blog Post
Date: December 16, 2014
If it really takes a village to raise a child, why don’t we see more villages getting involved? Here’s the remarkable story of a community that wanted to know not how its children were failing, but how it was failing children. Scrapping the hours of pencil and paper testing that are...

Community Partnerships for Assuring School Readiness

Community Partnerships
Article
Date: December 16, 2014
Author: Dana Friedman
Early childhood advocates have long known that we lack systems and infrastructure to deliver comprehensive services to children and their families, but what can we do to fix the problem?

Making Icy Ornaments

ice ornament
Blog Post
Date: December 09, 2014
Your kids will love making these eye-catching, icy mobiles. Wait until you have a few days of freezing temperature and try this fun activity with your class. All you need are some jam lids or shallow dishes, string, and some seasonal nature objects such as berries, seeds, or leaves. 1. Arrange...

Home Away From Home

Home away from home
Blog Post
Date: December 02, 2014
Upon entering a massive cathedral, we feel small and insignificant. The quiet atmosphere of a library can make us feel calm and studious. The sensory overload of color, light, and noise in a discount super-store is instantaneous. The environments we find ourselves in have a profound effect on our...

Defending Play

Power of Play
Blog Post
Date: November 25, 2014
“Imagine child’s play as a medieval castle under siege from all sides,” wrote Kim Mulford in a 2011 article. Government-mandated standards and assessments, electronic entertainment, and parental fears are breaking through the fortress walls. Play is under attack. Who will lead...

The Power of Play

Power of Play
Article
Date: November 25, 2014
Author: Dr. Mary Ruth Moore
Teachers must model appropriate play practices in their classrooms, but what if the teachers themselves don't understand the importance of play to childhood? As a professor of early childhood education, Dr. Moore, shares her commitment to teach her students the power of play.

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Article
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Judith Pack
In this thought provoking article, Judi Pack urges teachers to take time to reflect on the “big questions”: How do you view children? Who do you want to be in the lives of your students? How do young children learn? How would you define your role in the classroom?

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Blog Post
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“In the field of education, teachers are constantly being told what they should do with children in a classroom,” writes Judi Pack. “They are inundated with new curricula packages, child assessment rubrics, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), and activities that...

How to Make Paper Bag Trees

Paper Bag tree
Slide Show
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time or materials to prepare. Follow these simple instructions for the basic idea, but then be sure to let your kids add their own...

Making Paper Bag Trees

paper bag tree
Blog Post
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time, or materials, to prepare. Collect a brown paper bag (any size will work), scissors, and some scraps of colored paper, and...

Teaching STEM with Ramps

Ramps and Pathways
Article
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Betty Zan
Incorporating ramps in the block area opens up a new realm of scientific exploration plus a whole lot of great fun! How to implement these ideas into your classroom:

Physics in Preschool?

Ramps and Pathways
Blog Post
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“Young children are budding physical scientists. They are intensely curious about the world and want to figure out how it works. They are also budding engineers. They invent, design, and solve problems. Most of all, they love to be active and make something interesting happen.” How...

Play is a Childs Work

play
Article
Date: October 28, 2014
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
In our frantically over-scheduled culture, a loud and clear voice promoting the right of every child to play.

The Right to Play

play is work
Blog Post
Date: October 28, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood,” wrote Friedrich Froebel, who created the concept of the kindergarten. The German educator’s greatest gift was his ability to view life through the eyes of a child. Consequently, his educational philosophy still...

Making Nature Bracelets

Nature Bracelet
Blog Post
Date: October 21, 2014
Author: Rhonda
As leaves begin to fall from the trees and ripened seeds start to scatter, don’t miss out on this classic and fun nature activity. To make nature bracelets, wrap a piece of wide tape loosely around each child’s wrist with the sticky side out. Head outside on your walk and have the...

On a Child's Level

Child's Level
Blog Post
Date: October 14, 2014
Author: Rhonda
Setting Up an Infant and Toddler Space It’s such a big world. Your classroom may be the one place where a child can reach, sit, play, and work without constantly asking an adult for assistance. When an environment is designed to fit infants and toddlers, they can reach what they need, and...

Giving Children a Natural Start

Natural Start
Blog Post
Date: October 07, 2014
Topics: Topics
Author: Rhonda
If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. David Sobel What is the best way to lay a foundation in environmental education for children? How can you teach a child to love the earth? “If you want a...

Giving Children a Natural Start

Natural Start
Article
Date: October 07, 2014
Author: Christy Merrick
A child’s early positive experiences—watching ants march down the sidewalk, listening to birds calling in the trees, catching rainwater in a rain barrel—give children a great start that sets them up for later learning that builds into environmental literacy.

Screens versus Children

Screening Out
Blog Post
Date: September 30, 2014
Author: Rhonda
When it comes to technology and education, opinions swing in all directions. As parents and teachers, we know that too much technology is bad for children. But where do we draw the line? Is it still possible to cut through the controversy surrounding this issue to discover again the heart of...

Screening Out

Screened Out
Article
Date: September 30, 2014
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
There is no easy way to relieve the burden that technology places on children. But if we love them, we can't slip into resignation just because we don't know where to start.
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All Resources for All Topics

(236 Results)

The Village Lends a Hand

Community Partnerships
Blog Post
Date: December 16, 2014
If it really takes a village to raise a child, why don’t we see more villages getting involved? Here’s the remarkable story of a community that wanted to know not how its children were failing, but how it was failing children. Scrapping the hours of pencil and paper testing that are...

Community Partnerships for Assuring School Readiness

Community Partnerships
Article
Date: December 16, 2014
Author: Dana Friedman
Early childhood advocates have long known that we lack systems and infrastructure to deliver comprehensive services to children and their families, but what can we do to fix the problem?

Making Icy Ornaments

ice ornament
Blog Post
Date: December 09, 2014
Your kids will love making these eye-catching, icy mobiles. Wait until you have a few days of freezing temperature and try this fun activity with your class. All you need are some jam lids or shallow dishes, string, and some seasonal nature objects such as berries, seeds, or leaves. 1. Arrange...

Home Away From Home

Home away from home
Blog Post
Date: December 02, 2014
Upon entering a massive cathedral, we feel small and insignificant. The quiet atmosphere of a library can make us feel calm and studious. The sensory overload of color, light, and noise in a discount super-store is instantaneous. The environments we find ourselves in have a profound effect on our...

Defending Play

Power of Play
Blog Post
Date: November 25, 2014
“Imagine child’s play as a medieval castle under siege from all sides,” wrote Kim Mulford in a 2011 article. Government-mandated standards and assessments, electronic entertainment, and parental fears are breaking through the fortress walls. Play is under attack. Who will lead...

The Power of Play

Power of Play
Article
Date: November 25, 2014
Author: Dr. Mary Ruth Moore
Teachers must model appropriate play practices in their classrooms, but what if the teachers themselves don't understand the importance of play to childhood? As a professor of early childhood education, Dr. Moore, shares her commitment to teach her students the power of play.

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Article
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Judith Pack
In this thought provoking article, Judi Pack urges teachers to take time to reflect on the “big questions”: How do you view children? Who do you want to be in the lives of your students? How do young children learn? How would you define your role in the classroom?

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Blog Post
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“In the field of education, teachers are constantly being told what they should do with children in a classroom,” writes Judi Pack. “They are inundated with new curricula packages, child assessment rubrics, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), and activities that...

How to Make Paper Bag Trees

Paper Bag tree
Slide Show
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time or materials to prepare. Follow these simple instructions for the basic idea, but then be sure to let your kids add their own...

Making Paper Bag Trees

paper bag tree
Blog Post
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time, or materials, to prepare. Collect a brown paper bag (any size will work), scissors, and some scraps of colored paper, and...

Teaching STEM with Ramps

Ramps and Pathways
Article
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Betty Zan
Incorporating ramps in the block area opens up a new realm of scientific exploration plus a whole lot of great fun! How to implement these ideas into your classroom:

Physics in Preschool?

Ramps and Pathways
Blog Post
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“Young children are budding physical scientists. They are intensely curious about the world and want to figure out how it works. They are also budding engineers. They invent, design, and solve problems. Most of all, they love to be active and make something interesting happen.” How...

Play is a Childs Work

play
Article
Date: October 28, 2014
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
In our frantically over-scheduled culture, a loud and clear voice promoting the right of every child to play.

The Right to Play

play is work
Blog Post
Date: October 28, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood,” wrote Friedrich Froebel, who created the concept of the kindergarten. The German educator’s greatest gift was his ability to view life through the eyes of a child. Consequently, his educational philosophy still...

Making Nature Bracelets

Nature Bracelet
Blog Post
Date: October 21, 2014
Author: Rhonda
As leaves begin to fall from the trees and ripened seeds start to scatter, don’t miss out on this classic and fun nature activity. To make nature bracelets, wrap a piece of wide tape loosely around each child’s wrist with the sticky side out. Head outside on your walk and have the...

On a Child's Level

Child's Level
Blog Post
Date: October 14, 2014
Author: Rhonda
Setting Up an Infant and Toddler Space It’s such a big world. Your classroom may be the one place where a child can reach, sit, play, and work without constantly asking an adult for assistance. When an environment is designed to fit infants and toddlers, they can reach what they need, and...

Giving Children a Natural Start

Natural Start
Blog Post
Date: October 07, 2014
Topics: Topics
Author: Rhonda
If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. David Sobel What is the best way to lay a foundation in environmental education for children? How can you teach a child to love the earth? “If you want a...

Giving Children a Natural Start

Natural Start
Article
Date: October 07, 2014
Author: Christy Merrick
A child’s early positive experiences—watching ants march down the sidewalk, listening to birds calling in the trees, catching rainwater in a rain barrel—give children a great start that sets them up for later learning that builds into environmental literacy.

Screens versus Children

Screening Out
Blog Post
Date: September 30, 2014
Author: Rhonda
When it comes to technology and education, opinions swing in all directions. As parents and teachers, we know that too much technology is bad for children. But where do we draw the line? Is it still possible to cut through the controversy surrounding this issue to discover again the heart of...

Screening Out

Screened Out
Article
Date: September 30, 2014
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
There is no easy way to relieve the burden that technology places on children. But if we love them, we can't slip into resignation just because we don't know where to start.
Load More