Emergent Curriculum

One afternoon last spring, Room 10’s children asked if they could build a train track in the hallway. They started building and immediately decided they needed more track. We borrowed from two other classrooms and they built an amazing track over…

Leading with Love

In her article “Helping Young Children through Daily Transitions,” Tara Katz offers a number of ideas for transitions in the preschool classroom including this one: “Children expect us to tell them what comes next and what we expect of them. The…

Going to Kindergarten

Sharon Cooperative School Transition Meeting Try to see the difference between adult issues (things you worry about) and child issues (things your child is worried about). The children coming from the Coop are very ready for Kindergarten. They understand the…

20 Questions

I just shared these 20 questions with the Coop educators. NAEYC recommends that educators consider these 20 questions every day. Compare this list with a list from other professions you might know about….it is amazing what educators keep track of and think…

Got Grit?

Two pieces came across my screen this morning – one a piece on NPR and one from Child Care Exchange. Both spoke to how we raise and educate children in school and at home. In the Child Care Exchange piece, “Dr. Eberhard says…