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The Week of the Young Child is April 8-12, 2019

The Week of the Young Child is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), beginning in 1971, to recognize the foundational early childhood years from birth through age 8. During this week, plan to make science explorations part of the celebration during this week. Share your plans on the NAEYC […]

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Taking a nature walk

Upon reflection on last year’s practice of taking children on “nature walks” outside, I see how much they enjoyed nature, made gains in vocabulary and became familiar with diversity in plants. In June, at the end of the school year, I had the occasion to write to the school families about their children’s nature learning from experiences in the […]

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Connecting with families

Establishing close communication with families is an objective for early childhood educators and the programs they work in (NAEYC, ECERS-R, Head Start). You might be connecting with family members when greeting children at the door to the classroom in the morning or at pick-up time at the end of the day, sending email and paper newsletters, posting on […]

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Connecting with families

I write a weekly note home to the families to accompany some photos for families to look at together and reflect on the week’s explorations with their preschool child. Sending a note home to families is part of an early childhood program’s way to strengthen the home-school connection to support families’ important work as part […]

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Sharing a few online and in print resources for teachers and families

I’m sharing a few free online resources that I’ve recently come across. Share a resource that you use, by commenting, below. The Fred Rogers Early Learning Environment has many short videos that families and early childhood educators can use to get ideas for activities that are appropriate and engaging for young children. I especially like […]

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