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A Lesson Learned: The Importance of Preschool

SHARED by: Vicky McLaughlin Director of Early Learning Foundations Preschool

One of my favorite quotes explaining “What children learn” in preschool is the following;

“Play for young children is not recreation activity,… It is not leisure-time activity nor escape activity…. Play is thinking time for young children. It is language time. Problem-solving time. It is […]

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Watch Your Words

SHARED by: Vicky McLaughlin, M.Ed, Director of Early Learning Foundations Preschool

A recent movement in progressive models of early childhood education encourages teachers to be dynamic in practice and improvisational in the language that they use in the classroom. The ability to be “in the moment” with very young children comes intuitively to most practitioners […]

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A Global Classroom: Preschool Teacher’s Perspective on Incorporating Cultures into Programs

For many of us, dealing with different cultures can lead to a feeling of self-consciousness and conflict. Early childhood educators experience these feelings with students and their families on a daily basis. In a field that is constantly evolving, we must also evolve with our changing surroundings, especially when working with preschool students and families […]

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What Are You Reading? Gymtime’s Must-Reads for Kids: APRIL

Our group of Upper East Side early childhood education experts list their favorite books to welcome spring! What are some of your family’s favorites? Leave your comments here, and we may share some of your picks.

Vicky McLaughlin, Director of Early Learning Foundations Preschool The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss My all time […]

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How to Hire A+ Teachers

One of the more challenging aspects of being a center director can be finding candidates and hiring the right teachers for the job. Early Childhood Education is a very specialized field of study, and requires not only the right credentials, but also the right disposition and tremendous respect for children and families.

Early Learning Foundations […]

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