In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.
Christine M. McWayne, Jayanthi Mistry, Sunah Hyun, Virginia Diez, Cynthia Parker, Betty Zan, Daryl Greenfield, Kimberly Brenneman
We encourage you to adopt and adapt the activities below and also to share on social media, using the hashtags #earlyedvoter and #ECEwins or via email at email@example.com, how you are engaging children, families, and staff around the importance of votin
Here are three strategies you (as the teacher) can use to help families turn picture books into tools to prompt rich conversations about expressing feelings, gaining self-esteem, showing perseverance, and many other important skills.
Through our virtual programming for both teachers and parents, our relationship-based approach that is already key to our programming was ramped up to identify, acknowledge, and attend to children’s emotions.
When schools abruptly transitioned to distance learning back in March, I found myself communicating with families more regularly than ever before. And it wasn’t long before I learned many parents and family members were struggling with fears, anxiety, los
As child development programs re-open or begin virtual interactions, teachers and families will need to make enhanced, intentional, targeted efforts to ensure those relationships are meaningful and individualized to respond to each child’s specific needs.
Like many teachers, I have developed ways to keep my preschoolers engaged and learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Also, what I offer is shaped by the feedback I receive from families about how they might (or might not) be able to participat
During these times of heightened stress due to COVID-19, children and their families want to be seen and to know that they matter. Without this recognition of their humanity and their lived experiences from teachers...