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Power of Preschool

Early Childhood Educators working together to provide young children with the early learning experiences that will enable them to meet academic standards throughout elementary and secondary school and empower them with the tools for future success.

Location: Saint Joseph, MO
Members: 30
Latest Activity: Jul 9

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Building Relationships of Mutual Trust & Respect

Started by Tammy Flowers. Last reply by Dorothy Hastings Aug 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Early Childhood Educators understand that children thrive in environments where student expectations are clear and classroom routines are predictable. The Missouri Early Childhood Standards state…Continue

Early Childhood Professional Development

Started by Mary Watanabe. Last reply by Tammy Flowers Jan 6, 2012. 1 Reply

What is your favorite source of Professional Development? What does it have to have to be valuable to you?Continue

Bringing the Spark back to Story Time

Started by Tammy Flowers Oct 18, 2010. 0 Replies

As an early childhood educator with a heart for literacy, I am inspired daily by the awe…Continue

Tags: kindergarten, preschool, ece, literacy

Need Help With Preschool Books

Started by Keith Schoch. Last reply by Keith Schoch Jan 19, 2010. 2 Replies

A visitor to my Teach with Picture Books sent this email. Does anyone have a suggestion/recommendation for her? My site is…Continue

Tags: themes, early, childhood, units, reading

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Comment by Dorothy Hastings on December 18, 2012 at 5:18am

Love to be part of this group as it can form a common group for both the Parents and carers to share the responsibility for their own and other children in the group, to watch and learn from them, to learn with other parents/carers, and to support each other.

Comment by Mary Watanabe on December 8, 2011 at 7:05pm

I'm new here. Can't quite see if there's an official place to "join" this group, but I'd like to be part of your discussions, at least listen in! My first question is: What is your favorite source for professional development? OK, now I'll listen. Many thanks.

Comment by Neslihan on December 30, 2010 at 3:31am
Comment by Tammy Flowers on March 30, 2010 at 10:34am
Welcome to the Power of Preschool, Jennifer! I'm so glad that you found our little group. Feel free to jump into any discussion or start one of your own. We can't wait to start learning from you!
Comment by Jennifer K on March 30, 2010 at 1:27am
Yay, a preschool group :)

I'm an early childhood teacher at a progressive preschool / school in Australia and I have an interest in alternative education; nature play; outdoor learning environments and generally sharing ideas with other teachers. Its easy to be isolated in a classroom situation, so this is a great way to "meet" other preschool teachers. I blog at http;//progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com
Comment by Keith Schoch on February 12, 2010 at 12:56pm
Over a dozen great sites for little learners:

Primary Games
Comment by Tammy Flowers on February 12, 2010 at 12:20pm
Thanks for the link. Deborah's blog is always a great resource.
Comment by Marisa Constantinides on February 12, 2010 at 12:10pm
Making Boos with Chidlren

You might be interested in this post with ideas for early literacy work involving reading and writing.
 

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