INSIGHTS & INSPIRATIONS

From trees and plants blooming to changes in the weather, you can use all the wonders of spring to explore science with your students! In the first of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we provide a variety of ideas on how you can create fun, spring-themed lesson plans that help children learn science concepts. Read More...
Have you heard of the term "preschool-to-prison pipeline"? In the second of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we discuss how suspensions and expulsions affect young children and how schools and programs can come up with systems of support to prevent ECE suspensions and expulsions. Read More...

Activity Ideas

Three Delightful Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschoolers
Every year on March 2, children, parents, and teachers across the nation celebrate Read Across… More »

Challenging Behaviors

Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Prevention Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom Whether a child… More »

Classroom Setup

Choosing an Educational Carpet or Rug
Educational carpets and area rugs can help brighten your classroom or child care center and… More »

Current Issues

Addressing Bullying In Schools
Recent social movements resulting from teen suicides and traumatic school shootings have brought… More »

Engineering

Engineering and Design Learning Opportunities
Whether it's a sandcastle or a miniature replica of a famous building, children love to build… More »

Faith-Based Programs

Creating a Faith-Based Learning Environment for Children
Creating a calm, safe learning environment is essential to children's overall growth and development.… More »

Family Engagement

Dealing with Challenging Family Members
As an educator, you are undoubtedly going to feel frustrated with the parents and family members… More »

Furniture

Choosing an Educational Carpet or Rug
Educational carpets and area rugs can help brighten your classroom or child care center and… More »

Health & Safety

Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
A recent study found that 1 in 8 U.S. children will experience abuse or neglect that is… More »

Inclusive Classroom

Supporting Children with Autism
Children who are diagnosed with autism or another type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle… More »

Instructional Strategies

Adding Rigor to Gardening Projects
Gardening provides a variety of hands-on, project-based learning experiences for elementary… More »

Learning Centers

Encouraging Creativity in Music and Movement Learning Centers
Music and movement are essential parts of early learning. From singing songs with children… More »

Literacy

Three Delightful Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschoolers
Every year on March 2, children, parents, and teachers across the nation celebrate Read Across… More »

Math

Explaining Daylight Saving Time to Children
Explaining why time changes two times each year in many countries and in most of the United… More »

Miscellaneous

Criteria for Choosing Items for Children's Use
As a teacher, picking out new items for your classroom is always exciting (and a little nerve… More »

Outdoor Spaces

Adding Rigor to Gardening Projects
Gardening provides a variety of hands-on, project-based learning experiences for elementary… More »

School Readiness

Helping Kids Avoid Summer Learning Loss
The word "summer" invokes images of vacations, spending time with family and friends,… More »

Science

Cloud in a Jar Science Activity
Encourage children to learn about the formation of clouds with this fun science activity.… More »

Sensory

Farm Animal Washing Activity
The Farm Washing Animal Activity is a simple, fun, and engaging sensory play activity for… More »

Social & Emotional Development

Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Prevention Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom Whether a child… More »

STEM

Using Block Play to Promote STEM
Block play has long been a favorite learning center in preschool classrooms and child care… More »

Teaching Tools

Celebrating Birthdays in the Classroom
How do you celebrate students' birthdays in your classroom? Is there a monthly party for the… More »

Technology

Using Cameras and Video Cameras as Learning Tools
Do you use cameras and video cameras to facilitate learning and support family engagement… More »

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