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  • Hello Stacie, What an exciting position to be in to find a young person who has the potential to become a highly competent Early Childhood Education teacher. I would suggest looking into what opportunities are available locally and in the state to complete ... More

  • Hi Mars,  Thank you for your full explanation of the use of sight words in the preschool classroom. My director wants me to teach Dolch Sight Words to the children through a curriculum she created. One of the ways she would like sight words taught is ... More

  • Let's distinguish the different ways of teaching Sight Words. People usually think this means a wall full of Dolch words on index cards, with a teacher pointing to one at a time asking students to identify each. I call that inappropriate for preschool. ... More

  • Oh, yes, Karen Lefkovitz. My favorite is the set of "costumes" that includes a doctor coat and one of those head reflectors that haven't been seen since Dr. Kildare was on TV in the 1950s. If that's not a red flag for making money with no regard for what ... More

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  • So many great suggestions and points made, and I personally like  Encian Pastel's approach; we asked an avid sewer (mom of one of our teachers) to make us a collection of all-purpose capes and tunics to which we added large squares of cloth with great ... More


  • Early Bird Registration is Open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Nashville, TN

    Join us November 20-23 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center to network and explore the latest trends, solutions, and research in early learning. 

    Early Bird registration is open for the early childhood education event of the year! We can't wait to see you at #naeycAC!

  • Leading with Equity:  Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    Leading with Equity: 
    Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    The Summary of the June 2018 Leading and Working toward Equity Leadership Summit is out.

    Read the report HERE.

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