He went BANANAS over a bagel?

What’s wrong with this man? He clearly did not learn the foundational skills that our youngest learners experience in Preschool.  From birth to 5, children are learning how to share, take turns, socialize appropriately and find things to do while they wait. Yes Sir, waiting can be hard but there are other healthier ways to…

This is shocking…

Take A look at this:   This is a comparison of children that attend a Pre K Program vs. children that don’t.  START AHEAD, STAY AHEAD!

Do you want to be CLASSy?

Hi There! I wanted to share with you a powerful tool called the Classroom Assessment Scoring System or CLASS for short.  CLASS measures the effectiveness of student and adult interactions in the classroom.  Research shows that stronger daily interactions can lead to: *Greater Student Behavior and engagement *Stronger vocabulary and reading outcomes *Increased math achievement…

Future Architects!

Here is an example of children independently using classroom materials to explore how objects move in different circumstances.  The boys are uses their logic to figure out how to make the cars travel far down the number path.

A letter a day, no way!

Learning to read happens when children are taught letters and sounds in natural and meaningful way.  Gone are the days when children learned the letter A on Monday and did a bunch of ‘A’ worksheets  (gasp!), then on Tuesday they learned B… etc.  Noticing letters in children’s names, environmental print, and in books make learning…

Hello There!

Welcome to the start of my blog. Where I will share thoughts, ideas, tips, and resources that might make your day a little better! I am a working professional in NYC, Queens is my home, I have over 14 years experience working in early childhood education, I adore working with teachers, children and their families….