Celebrate Fall with These Paper Plate Suncatchers for Kids!

clock September 23, 2016 12:58 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Fall is finally here! Create these paper plate fall suncatchers with your students and hang them in one of your classroom windows as part of your classroom decorations for fall. [More]

Eight Classroom Essentials for New Teachers

clock September 21, 2016 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If this is your first year of teaching, you’re most likely exhausted from the first few weeks of school. You’re creating endless lesson plans, figuring out the layout of your classroom, and trying to build rapport with your teacher assistant if you have one. [More]

Not All Classrooms Have Walls

clock September 20, 2016 11:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Many approaches to early childhood education don’t place a major importance on learning outdoors, but nature is an important learning environment for children. Make it your goal to take a little time each day to help children connect with the rhythm of nature, especially when they are young. [More]

Expert Tips for Classroom Design

clock September 16, 2016 12:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
How do you feel about your classroom design? Is there something you could change or tweak that would provide a better learning experience for the children in your care? [More]

Quick Guide: How to Choose Interactive Apps for Young Children

clock September 15, 2016 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Do you struggle with choosing apps for the children in your care to use? With all of the different apps available, it’s up to you to do the research and find the right software options for the students in your class. [More]

Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance

clock September 9, 2016 11:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
What’s your opinion about technology in early education? Do you think the benefits of technology for children outweigh the possible side effects of too much screen time? Learn about the ABS formula and how you can establish limits on screen time for young children. [More]

Resource Spotlight: An Overview of Kaplan’s Early Head Start Resources

clock September 2, 2016 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
At Kaplan, we understand how vital Early Head Start programs are in their communities, which is why we offer a variety of materials, services, and resources to support Early Head Start programs and Early Head Start staff. [More]

Egg Carton Craft: Classroom Garden

clock August 25, 2016 12:48 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for a fun craft that you can have the whole class help make? Our Classroom Garden Craft is a great hands-on art project you can do with your students the first few weeks of class. [More]

Preschool Supply Checklist: Must-Haves for the Classroom

clock August 24, 2016 12:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Have you stocked up on all of your preschool teaching supplies? Be sure to add these must-haves for the classroom to your preschool supply list! [More]

Back-to-School Investigation: Kaplan Edition (Daily Prizes!)

clock August 14, 2016 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Join us in celebrating the launch of our redesigned website by putting on your detective hat and participating in a back-to-school investigation of our website! The contest runs from Monday, August 15, 2016 through Friday, August, 19, 2016. [More]

Turning Kids into Architects with Block Play

clock August 9, 2016 08:15 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Block play is not just for fun—it can also help shape a child’s future. Children can build confidence in their design and building abilities through playing with blocks. [More]

What We Learned as Kaplan Interns

clock August 5, 2016 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
We had two awesome interns that helped out our marketing and merchandising teams this summer! Learn more about their experiences at Kaplan and what they took away from their time with the company. [More]

Gear Up for Back to School with Six End-of-Summer Learning Activities

clock August 4, 2016 10:48 by author Kaplan Early Learning
The arrival of August means that the start of another school year is fast approaching. Whether you’re a caretaker, teacher, or parent, you can help prepare children for back to school with these fun and educational end-of-summer learning games and activities. [More]

Six Ways to Improve Your Classroom’s Feng Shui

clock July 28, 2016 08:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Does your classroom design promote harmony or chaos? Does it encourage creativity and learning, or does it dampen students’ spirits and their enthusiasm for learning? Incorporating elements of feng shui (pronounced “fuhng shwey”) into your classroom can help you create a harmonious environment that promotes creativity and learning. [More]

Back-to-School Activity: Puzzle People Craft

clock July 26, 2016 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you looking for a fun back-to-school activity to do with your students? Based on an activity included in Art with Anything, our Puzzle People Craft is perfect for the first few days of school! Making puzzle piece replicas of themselves can help children get to know one another. The activity also helps you repurpose any old or displaced puzzle pieces you have in your classroom. [More]
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