INSIGHTS & INSPIRATIONS

The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be an intimidating one for many children, but it doesn't have to be. In the first of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we provide all the information you need to help children adjust to their next stage of life! Using our tips for preparing students emotionally, socially, and academically for kindergarten can make the transition that much easier for both parents and their children. Give children the confidence they need to succeed and thrive in their new kindergarten environment. Read More...
The winter season presents an ideal time of the year to explore new weather phenomena with students. Falling temperatures, snow, and ice are fantastic ways to incorporate new science concepts into the classroom for your students to learn and enjoy! In the second of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we discuss how you can incorporate winter weather into your class curriculum. We discuss several ideas, including exploring local weather, studying different types of precipitation, and analyzing dropping temperatures. 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

Educating Children About Weather and Climate
Children are often scared of thunderstorms, but they love jumping in puddles of water and… 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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