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Dinosaur Elections: Teaching Children About the Voting Process

Create Date October 28, 2016 05:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Election Day is the second Tuesday of November. How are you planning on incorporating the election into your lesson plans? We have a great election-related activity that allows you to explain the voting process and get children involved in their own classroom election! [More]

It’s Time for NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Expo!

Create Date October 27, 2016 04:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you going to be in Los Angeles, California, for the 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo? From November 2–5, thousands of attendees will take part in 600 engaging sessions and visit hundreds of exhibitors in the conference’s exhibit hall. If you’re lucky enough to be there, be sure to drop by and see us at booth 1604! [More]

Five Changing Table Must-Haves to Prepare for the Inevitable

Create Date October 26, 2016 05:05 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If you care for infants and toddlers, diaper changes are everyday occurrences and often get messy, which is why it’s important to have the right changing table and supplies. Whether you’re looking for a changing table with stairs, a wall cabinet to store diapers in, or changing pads, we’ve got you covered. [More]

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Spooky Spiders

Create Date October 19, 2016 06:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for simple and easy Halloween crafts for kids? We’ve got just what you’re looking for! You and your students will enjoy making these three spider webs and the spooky spiders that go along with them. [More]

Sing Along! Six New Music Items for the Classroom

Create Date October 14, 2016 04:38 by author Kaplan Early Learning
With school districts across the United States dealing with funding issues, many music programs and extracurricular activities are dealing with budget cuts or their funding being cut altogether. Music's effect on learning and the benefits of music in early childhood development should not be overlooked. [More]

How to Teach Cultural Diversity in Schools

Create Date October 7, 2016 05:08 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Learning to respect and celebrate all of the unique differences we have between each other is an important part of children’s development. If a young child doesn’t learn about cultural diversity, then he or she may have a problem accepting other people’s differences as a child and as an adult. [More]

Homework for Parents: Continuing Education at Home

Create Date September 29, 2016 08:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
What do you consider to be parents’ role in education? Getting parents involved in school and having them take part in their child’s learning at home isn’t always easy. Parents lead busy lives, and they’re often exhausted by the time they get home. [More]

Celebrate Fall with These Paper Plate Suncatchers for Kids!

Create Date September 23, 2016 08:58 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

Create Date September 21, 2016 04:30 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

Create Date September 20, 2016 07:00 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

Create Date September 16, 2016 08:45 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

Create Date September 15, 2016 08:59 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

Create Date September 9, 2016 07:00 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

Create Date September 2, 2016 04:00 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

Create Date August 25, 2016 08:48 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]
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