Early Education Information for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers
Early Childhood Education covers everything from infant development to preschool and kindergarten lesson plans. Articles are written by and for parents, and early childhood care workers.
Read up on infant development, milestones, and how you can help an infant learn, develop and grow throughout their first year. As your child or student grows, you will find hundreds of activities and fun learning ideas for toddlers including crafting simple toys to fun games and lesson plans.
Preschool — who doesn’t love the energetic, enthusiastic, emotional, and ever-changing, growing and learning preschooler? You will find a great parenting preschooler section, with tips, advice, and opinion you can really use. Preschool teachers and daycare providers will find thousands of crafts and activities, lesson plans, worksheets, themes and teaching strategies that will keep your active students engaged, entertained and having fun while they learn.
When preschoolers come to your classroom in the fall, it is often their first classroom experience. For this reason, classroom management in a preschool must be well planned in advance. Use these tips to keep your preschool room running smoothly.
Toddler art is all about the process, and teachers and caregivers need to know how to expose toddlers to art in developmentally appropriate ways that allow the child to learn, explore, and eventually create.
This is an easy art project using small seashells and colored sand. Student creativity will determine the outcome of this super-simple seashell art project. If you’re looking for an art lesson plan that brings the beach to life, try this seashell art project.
Parents want to help their students to become independent readers. With these must have tips, parents can learn how to choose the right independent reading books to assist their children to become better readers.
Little Jenny is capable of carrying along a happy conversation with herself – and inanimate objects – when not directly supervised. What purpose, if any, does her self-directed speech serve? There are several theories. In this article we’ll look at them from a psychological perspective.
Whether it is an outdoor or indoor play area, it is necessary for the growth of the children to be self expressive in their play. This not only allows for physical growth, but emotional, social and cognitive development.
Are teachers the only ones who should be involved in a child’s life educationally? While many parents feel that the learning should be left for the classroom I happen to think differently. Here I will set out to explain why it is better to be your child’s first teacher.
This craft is a great way to teach your students about frogs, and the paper plates make the activity budget-friendly. This craft is easy enough for preschool students, with some assistance, but can be used in kindergarten or first grade as well.
Parents love handmade gifts! Here are a few quick and easy holiday crafts for the young preschool kids in your class. You can help your your students make these and then send them home for the holidays.
The Buche de Noel, or yule log, is a Christmas holiday tradition. Here is a quick and easy Christmas snack for kids to make in or out of the classroom! This activity also makes a terrific “buddy” activity when pairing older and younger classes together.
Sid the Science Kid is coming your way! Find some preschool activities with this educational television series on PBS based on the Preschool Pathways to Science, which is designed to promote exploration and science for preschool students and classrooms.
Here we will take at airplane lesson plans and what the profession of The Pilot entails. Students will be fascinated with the creative crafts and fun trail mix recipes. Plenty of free resources and material for this lesson.
After you go over the story of how the Native Americans saved the Pilgrims lives by teaching them how to grow food native to the area, this classic preschool craft will help visually remind students of the story. The Native American inspired headband is simple, yet a lot of fun for kids to create.