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There are so many sources of information that it’s hard to sort the wheat from the chaff and also stay up to date about preschool issues. To help remedy this we’ll be creating succinct blogs on timely and interesting topics for educators and administrators. We’ll also include timely reports and research that informs policy and practice.

We are also in the planning stages for creating an interactive users forum and anticipate a launch within the year.

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Take a walk! Learn about autumn through all five senses

Where I live it’s gotten cooler, and a few weeks ago I noticed a few…

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Learning Science Through Video Conferencing Technology
Learning Science Through Video Conferencing Technology

By the time they are ready to start elementary school, most preschoolers have experience using…

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Summer Fun Activities
Summer Fun Activities for Preschoolers Integrating Science and Math

As adults, when we think of machines that we use on a regular basis they…

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Birds: Observe and Learn

Almost everyone sees birds in their everyday environment.   But how much do they really notice…

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Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities to Challenge Preschoolers

With most schools closed and children forced to stay home, many little ones are beginning…

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Easter Pre-School Activity
Easter Activities for Preschoolers (Non-Religious)

Easter brings an endless assortment of candy, stuffed bunnies, elaborate cards and annoying plastic grass…

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Valentines Activity
Preschool Valentine’s Day Activities That Go Beyond Exchanging Cards

From Victorian times, where two St. Valentines had gruesome endings, Valentine’s Day has morphed into…

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Talking Science
Four-Year-Olds “Talking Science”

Science has traditionally been taught as a body of facts and a set of processes.…

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Christmas Preschool Activities
Christmas Activities for Secular & Non-Secular Preschools

Christmas and Easter are two popular holidays that children know about and look forward to.…

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Thanksgiving Activity
Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

Here are a couple of activities for preschoolers that help reinforce categorization and number skills…

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Writing Development
Stages of Writing Development in Children

The preschool teacher is all too familiar with the random scribblings of young children. Putting…

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Halloween Preschool Activity
Halloween Activity for Preschoolers – Fun with Literacy and Vocabulary

In October, children begin to hear and think about Halloween. Depending on their age, they…

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Intentional Teaching in Preschool

As a teacher in a busy preschool classroom, you may become caught up in each…

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Let’s Pick Some Apples – A Fall Preschool Activity

In many parts of the country, the beginning of the school year coincides with the…

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A Trip to the Farmer’s Market – A Fall Activity for Preschoolers

In Autumn, fruits and vegetables are harvested and provide a valuable opportunity for experiential learning…

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Top 10 Reasons to Put Science at the Center of an Integrated Curriculum

Educators who agree that an integrated curriculum is a good idea at the early childhood…

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Outdoor Investigators

There are some proven ways that children learn best, and one of them is in…

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African American mom reading a book to her daughter - ScienceStart!
The Goldilocks Effect: Preschool Brains Love A Good Book

It wasn’t so long ago that the typical American home had a telephone on the…

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Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Know

One week years ago, when my third-born was 2 years 10 months old, my husband…

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When Being Bored Can Be a Good Thing

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times (2/3/19, Pamela Paul, “Let Children Get…

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Beginning Preschool – Advice For Parents

It’s a time of great excitement as your child begins a process that will eventually…

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Does ScienceStart! Work?

It’s a question that every educator needs to ask-beyond the gloss and glitter does the…

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ScienceStart! Preschool Classroom
What’s The Best Way For Children To Learn In Preschool?

Years of research have shown that young children learn while they are doing things, either…

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Young ASian Boy looking through Magnifying Glass - Teaching Preschool Children ScienceStart!
How Effective Are Creative Curriculum And High Scope In Teaching Preschool Children?

There are a number of questions preschool educators need to ask when considering which products…

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