The Block Plan Preschool is the ultimate tool for parents to use in bringing in free play and reducing structure in children's lives while still making sure they are challenged, inspired and ready for school! The Parent Handbook is an abridged version of The Block Plan Preschool: Preparing Your Child at Home for Kindergarten. It includes discussion of early education philosophy, kindergarten readiness, how to make the curriculum work for your family, and themes and book lists for each month. Perfect for taking to the library to collect books from the book list or giving to caregivers or grandparents so they understand your parenting philosophy, the Parent Handbook is printed in a convenient, trade paperback format. The flexible structure of The Block Plan Preschool helps children learn all they need to know before entering public school, but allows them to explore and learn at their own pace and according to their own interests. Best of all, the lessons are fun for both parents and kids and helps the whole family play together! Parents are a child¿s most important teachers and The Block Plan Preschool is an empowering resource to help them improve their child¿s early education, reclaim the simplicity and freedom of childhood, and enhance family relationships!
The past 45 years have seen the emergence of education for young children as a national issue, spurred by the initiation of the Head Start program in the 1960s, efforts to create a child care system in the 1970s, and the campaign to reform K-12 schooling in the 1980s. Today, the push to make preschool the beginning of public education for all children has gained support in many parts of the country and promises to put early education policy on the national agenda. Yet questions still remain about the best ways to shape policy that will fulfill the promise of preschool. In The Promise of Preschool, Elizabeth Rose traces the history of decisions on early education made by presidents from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, by other lawmakers, and by experts, advocates, activists, and others. Using this historical context as a lens, the book shows how the past shapes today's preschool debate and provides meaningful perspective on the policy questions that need to be addressed as we move forward: Should we provide preschool to all children, or just to the neediest? Should it be run by public schools, or incorporate private child care providers? How do we most effectively ensure educational quality and success? The Promise of Preschool is a balanced, in-depth investigation into these and other important questions and demonstrates how an understanding of the past can stimulate valuable debate about the care and education of young children today.
Blake Taylor's mother first suspected he had ADHD when he, at only three years of age, tried to push his infant sister in her carrier off the kitchen table. As time went by, Blake developed a reputation for being hyperactive and impulsive. He launched rockets (accidentally) into neighbor's swimming pools and set off alarms in museums. Blake was diagnosed formally with ADHD when he was five years old. In ADHD and Me, he tells about the next twelve years as he learns to live with both the good and bad sides of life with ADHD.
A colourful and engaging dictionary to help develop your child’s awareness of language and support their reading at this important stage in their learning. Provides a motivating way of supporting your child’s learning at home.
Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program
Author: Janis Keyser
Pubpsher: Redleaf Press
With effective communication as its theme, From Parent to Partner explores the reasons and basis for developing ongoing partnerships with parents and families of children in childcare settings and provides the tools and strategies to build the support network within which these partnerships thrive.
Teach Your Preschool Child Words and Encourage Learning While Reading and Having Fun Together.
Author: Mary Johnson
Teach your preschool child numbers and encourage learning while reading and having fun together with your My First words board bookMy First Words includes objects illustrating common first words that will be familiar to toddlers and preschool age children, building on familiarity to encourage further learning