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Growing Young Preschool Leaders

At the heart of servant leadership is the idea of serving alongside others. Each child leads by example, takes on challenging roles, and inspires by honoring the ideas and capabilities of their peers.

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Preschool Parental Support: What Can I Do At Home?

“What does preschool parental support look like and what can be done at home to support the child?” This is a frequent question for parents at our Moorestown preschool, and, when carefully considered, one which has the potential to support growth and connection in our preschool students.

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Supporting Parent-Teacher Communication

Sending your child to school for the first time is a big deal. Not only is this a new adventure for preschool students, but it also is new territory for parents. Communication between parents and teachers can make this a joyful transition.

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The Concept of Yet in Preschool

The concept of “Yet” is the idea that a gap in our knowledge or performance can be understood as something that we have not accomplished “Yet.” I believe that the concept of “Yet” is an important one as we think about the children in our Moorestown preschool.

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Creating Rich Spaces for Preschool Children

In my Preschool classroom much thought is given to the use of space and materials. I strive to create rich preschool environments in which children can find possibility, and, at the same time, purpose.

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Preschool Conflict Resolution Part Two: Reactive Problem Solving

As parents and educators, we all know that children experience frustration and conflict. Whether it be a disagreement about a toy with a peer, anger about the outcome of a situation, or an attempt at play which went inexplicably wrong, young children find themselves in situations of conflict.

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The Value of Sustained Exploration

There is value to sustained exploration. When children are invested in their work, they are motivated to go farther, find nuance, and challenge themselves to learn more. As adults we can capture this excitement, instigating learning as well as sharing in the joy of discovery. This can be called Project Based Learning.

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Teaching the Value of Sharing

Imagine the following situation: Susie is playing with a truck in the sandbox. Jalen comes over and says that he wants the truck. Susie turns away and keeps playing. Let’s examine how we can empower all children, to be active sharers.

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