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Common Core Grids: AKA, Don't Reinvent the Wheel

This will be short and sweet! Are you currently working on aligning your curriculum with the Common Core? Yup, thought so. Check out this site:<p>It …

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Darn those drop-off tears: Helping preschoolers with separation anxiety - TODAY.com

If you haven’t experienced it personally, you’ve seen it or, at the very least, heard tales of the dreaded curse of separation anxiety: Moms who sit nervously in their cars in the preschool parking lot, contemplating whether or not to drive away. The friend who expresses her frustration with her …

6 Types of Preschool Programs

Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf -- the preschool options seem endless. How will you ever be able to choose a program that is a good match for your child? Read on for information about a broad range of preschool philosophies and programs.<p>Choosing the Right Preschool<p>Montessori<p>This comprehensive …

Preschool is more than babysitting – it’s education

The Eastern Kings Early Learning Academy is located in the old, red-brick Rollo Bay public school, on the main highway just outside the town of Souris, on the eastern shore of PEI. It's here that many of the community's youngest children spend their day, climbing trees, splashing in water, mixing …

Best toys for preschoolers 2013 -- Today's Parent

The latest and greatest when it comes to fun and educational toys for your preschooler.<p>31view slideshowPhotos<p>No Comments<p>Advertisement<p>en_US<p>article<p>The …

How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Starting preschool is a big step for a child, and parents can play an essential role in preparing their little one for this new experience. Here are a few simple strategies to ensure a smooth transition.<p>Don't Overprepare<p>"There's no need to start preparing your child for preschool months in advance" …

Preventing Bullying By Preschool

I was bullied for three years when I was a kid. Second, third and fourth grades were a constant refrain, of "What's that smell? Oh, it's Marilynn," "It's an earthquake! No, just Marilynn," or my personal favorite, "You're dead outside." I guess the truth is that I felt dead inside already. I'd like …

President Obama's $75 Billion Dollar Preschool Bluff

Last Week, President Obama renewed his call for Congress to invest in “high-quality early education” in his sixth State of the Union. Although pundits remain skeptical of the political feasibility of the broader policy goals for his so-called “year of action,” the President’s preschool push may …

18 Craft Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers

01 of 18<p>Preschoolers can finger paint paper plates, then add construction paper faces and limbs to create their own petting zoos. Paper plates …

In New York City, Preschool Tuition Can Equal College Tuition

My daughter just turned 3. She has a January birthday. I work as a substitute teacher and I thought it would be great for her to have some socialization and attend preschool. So I started researching preschools in Brooklyn.<p>The most affordable preschool I could find was $1,100 a month for five days …