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Early childhood teachers can connect with one another and post and find resources for this age group.
Administrator: kzwalters Created: 01/11/2010 Last Activity: 02/24/2010

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More and more emphasis is being placed on the learning the occurs from birth through age 5. http://www.ed.gov/parents/earl...
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    learning centers
    Mrs.Rabab
    I want to know about learning centers in kindergarten. my pH.D Objective is about "training kindergarten teachers to use learning centers in the classroom" ,so please can anyone help me to know What are the topics that must be contained in the training? thank you .
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    Re: learning centers
    debvteacher
    I find my biggest problem is having the students work independently and not interrupting my small group. I also struggle with the flow of centers, too.
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    rchoi
    Any suggestions for FUN stuff to do in my California Kinder classroom? So much time is spent on standards (much of which is too difficult for my students) and the art of discovery and experience has been lost. Maybe science? or even something fun with #s or ABCs?
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    Connors419
    Hi, I agree with you that FUN is crucial to engage young learners. I've been teaching music and other arts to K's and preK's for a long time. On my site "TeachCreativity" (freewebs.com/teachcreativity) there are hundreds of ideas for creative activities and all my workshops from NAEYC and other conferences. - Abigail Connors
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    RRPreschool
    I teach in a state Preschool and we are DRDP driven. However, I have learned to make the activity fun and meet state requirements. For example: adding simple round, clear, dollar tree containers filled with water,tinted blue,and scoops and "fish" it instantly becomes an activity to measure counting, measuring, sorting, color recognition, one-to-one correspondence, etc....I keep an activity checklist at the table with the water tubs and using my checklist I I write in the measures I am assessing and ask the children to "fish for red", "fish for 2 fish", etc and I mark-off on my checklist that they are able to complete the given task, or not. and one simple activity gives me 8 observations and assessments. Make sure to take a picture of the kids doing the activities for sharing at the parent conferences. While the kids are "Playing" I am getting all I need to complete their portfolio assessments. You do the same with every activity. Through out the worksheets and the "drill and kill" and make learning fun again. Your kids will thank you and you still meet the requirements for the state, by making learning fun again.
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    angbrb
    I am looking for activities to do with 2 year old toddlers
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    cco0914
    You can dye vanilla pudding and let them pudding paint. They love it, and its safe to eat!
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    debvteacher
    Does anyone know a way to sanitize play sand for sensory tables in classroom? We're worried about spreading germs.
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    grammy817
    Check out the site ehow.com Basically it explains that you use half bleach and half water mix in a sprayer. Spray the sand and the box thoughly. Rake through the sand and repeat. Allow the sand to dry in the sun. Good luck.
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    cco0914
    I have never heard of sanitizing sand! The toys yes, but don't know how you would sanitize sand!
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    angbrb
    I'm not sure,but i will ask some of my co workers.
  1. jacquelineharbs
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    Location:
    SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ 
    Grade:
    PK to K 
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    School:
    SACRED HEART SCHOOL 
  2. Mrs.Rabab
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    Location:
    Tanta, LA 
    Grade:
    PK to K 
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    School:
    Elmentary School 
    Class Size:
    Less than 10 
    Geographic Profile:
    Urban 
    Experience:
    Less than 1 year
  3. Connors419
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    Location:
    PISCATAWAY, NJ 
    Grade:
    PK to K 
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    School:
    GODDARD EARLY LEARNING CTR #8 
  4. nbauer
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    Location:
    OXFORD, MI 
    Grade:
    K to K 
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    School:
    DANIEL AXFORD ELEMENTARY SCHL 
    District:
    Oxford School District
    Class Size:
    10 to 30 
    Geographic Profile:
    Suburban 
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation, Teaching Certificate through Eastern Michigan, Masters in Early Childhood through Oakland University.
    Certifications:
    Elementary Education K-5 Special Education Endorsement in Emotional Impairments ZA Early Childhood Endorsement
  5. wyrecabc
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    Location:
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 
    Grade:
    K to K 
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    School:
    PITTMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL