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Research shows that a strong learning foundation provided for children in Early Childhood Education programs (ages 0-5 years old) lasts a lifetime. Articles and resources–ranging from where to find free math worksheets to advice on how to structure music and art lessons–in this section focus on creating an environment where the natural curiosity of this age group is fostered and where all children thrive.

  • 4 Free Interactive eBooks for First Grade Reading Groups

    Posted June 5, 2013

    It’s no secret that the world of primary education is changing. Technology has afforded teachers some of the most effective tools for engaging young learners both inside and outside the classroom. Now teachers can easily integrate interactive tools that help aid first grade readers down the path of better reading, writing and comprehension. When it…

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  • What Every Early Childhood Education Major Should Know

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Preparing for a career in early childhood education can be incredibly exciting. A bachelor in education program  includes classes that teach you the ins and outs of child development, educational strategies, working with special needs children, and family issues. Three things early childhood education majors should know about teaching What do early childhood education majors…

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  • 4 Preschool Fitness Lesson Plan Examples

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Fitness lesson plans during preschool help young kids get off to a strong start in their awareness of physical health. Ideally, some sort of fitness plan should be a part of every early childhood education curriculum. Teachers are able to introduce students to the many benefits of regular exercise, cultivating healthy habits early on. Some…

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  • Advice for Enhancing Preschool Education Programs

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Preschool education programs are an important pillar in early childhood development. Children experience their most formative and foundational growth up until the age of 8, so it is crucial that they have great experiences both socially and academically to be able to build on in their future life. High quality early care and educational experiences…

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  • 3 Sites that Offer Free Alphabet Printables for Preschoolers

    Posted February 26, 2013

    School districts across the country are short on funding, so free alphabet printables for preschoolers can be a valuable addition to any teacher’s inventory. The preschool years are the ideal time for children to learn the basics, such as the shape and sound of letters in the alphabet. Posting colorful posters with each letter or…

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  • 4 Books Kindergarten Teachers can Read Out Loud

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Reading aloud to Kindergartners can be a fun and relaxing part of the school day, but it should still be a highly educational part of the day. It gives students the opportunity to expand their reading receptive abilities, which will directly influence their active reading efforts like learning letters and sounds. When selecting books for…

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  • 3 Websites That Provide Assessment Tools for Preschoolers

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Regardless of a student’s age, teachers must assess their progress regularly to ensure that they are not falling behind their peers. Assessment also provides teachers with valuable information they can use to improve their instruction methods. However, assessing preschoolers can be more difficult than assessing older students, as preschoolers can’t read traditional written assessments and…

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  • 4 Early Childhood Development Websites for Teachers

    Posted February 15, 2013

    During early childhood development, a child’s mind and body goes through tremendous changes. Numerous websites aim to help parents and teachers understand and capitalize on those changes. Each of the four websites listed below offers information, activities and research into the development of young children, making them valuable resources for those working with little ones…

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  • 3 Preschool Music Lesson Plan Ideas and Tips

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Teachers who work with young children know the importance of finding preschool lesson plan ideas that work well within their classroom. They recognize that the preschool curriculum should be well-rounded and include lessons on the arts and humanities in addition to reading, math and science concepts. It is also important that music is a part…

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  • Teaching Strategies in Early Childhood Education and Pre-K

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Young children are unique creatures who love nothing more than to experience everything from tactile, hands-on items to feeling the wind in their faces as they jump off a wall. They are all about hiding under blankets to see what happens if they walk through the house like a ghost or playing safari and taking…

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  • 4 Fun Art and Craft Activities for Preschoolers

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Art and craft activities allow preschoolers to apply creativity to the learning process. Art projects can incorporate math, science, shapes, numbers and colors, and many students enjoy the hands-on application of learning. Arts and crafts also allow students something tangible to bring home at the end of the day. Here are four fun art and…

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  • Five Reasons to Study Early Childhood Education

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Individuals looking to pursue a career working with young children should consider a formal education program in early childhood education. This highly-specialized degree program covers both basic and advanced topics regarding childhood learning developments, and is even required of some educators to gain employment in related professions. Here are five reasons to study early childhood…

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  • Developing Early Childhood Curriculum: 5 Tips for New Teachers

    Posted February 11, 2013

    The process of early childhood curriculum development can be challenging. In today’s preschool classrooms, teachers must prepare the students for a wide variety of experiences for the coming years ahead. Not only do the students need to be introduced to the academic setting, but they also need to be provided the proper learning environment for…

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  • Simple Pre-K Curriculum Overview

    Posted November 23, 2012

    The following is a brief primer of a typical pre-K curriculum. Though formal instruction varies from state-to-state, and subsequently school-to-school, all curriculum is designed to ensure students receive the foundational education needed in progressing grade levels. Math Identifying numbers 1 to 10. Counting from 1 to 10. Corresponding objects one-to-one. Sorting objects by various attributes…

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  • Giving Effective Feedback to Pre-K Students

    Posted November 23, 2012

    As a teacher of young children, it is vital to understand how to communicate with them and give essential feedback in a positive and constructive way. It is common knowledge that praise and encouragement are high motivators to help children respond the way we want. It builds confidence, self-worth and helps them grow in the…

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  • Early Childhood Education Options for Low-Income Families

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Early childhood education programs, such as preschool, are not required by state law, and therefore, parents do not always have access to early educational programs for kids through the public school system. As a result, preschool programs and day care programs are priced accordingly and can often be unaffordable for many low-income families. The inequality…

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  • Tips to Help a Child Start Reading

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Reading is one of the most important skills young children must learn as they begin school. Determining how to teach a child to read requires patience, knowledge of early intellectual abilities and a flexible approach. The first steps in teaching basic reading skills are often the most challenging. However, whether you are a parent or a…

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  • 5 Great (and Timeless) Articles on Early Childhood Education

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Early childhood educators have one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs. They are in charge of preparing young minds for the challenges and opportunities discovered as they embark on their educational careers. There are many articles written about early childhood education. These articles can be excellent resources for educators and parents to help maximize the benefits…

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  • Benefits of Early Childhood Education

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Every year, tens of millions of parents enroll their children in early childhood education programs. These programs vary widely, with some parents putting their children in religious academies and others receiving the go-ahead to enroll their children in low-income programs such as Head Start. But does early childhood education actually make a difference in terms of…

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  • How to Develop a Philosophy of Teaching for Early Childhood Education

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Today, many educational institutions require a philosophy of teaching from early childhood education instructors. In addition to needing one when applying for a job, articulating their approach to education is an excellent idea for teachers for many other reasons. First and foremost, a philosophy of teaching can help an educator clearly define what sort of…

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