Sep 06

September Preschool Crafts


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Wind Chime:  made by hanging shells from a stick that has been collected from nature. Pine cones or rocks might also be hung. Wind Sock:  We are getting cooler and windier weather. This wind sock is just construction paper and streamers. Use fall colors to make it more seasonal. Natural Sun Catcher:  Collect nature stuff …

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Aug 04

August Preschool Crafts and Snacks


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Laminated Book Marks:  Time to start reading. Make a bookmark, laminate with clear contact paper, punch a hole in the top and string with yarn. Mosaic Sun:  Have your preschoolers cut or tear up pieces of colored construction paper and glue to make a picture. Great for fine motor skills and creativity! Back to School …

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Jul 15

July Preschool Crafts and Activities


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Olympic Garland:  Cut strips of paper blue, black, red, yellow and green and staple or glue together. Olympic Snack: spread cream cheese on bagels and represent the colors with fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple and grapes. Olympic Flag:  Dip the rim of cups into blue, black, red, yellow and green paint to make the Olympic …

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Jun 02

June Preschool Crafts


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Pipe Cleaner Bracelet:  Here is a bracelet made from red, white and blue pipe cleaners. You could also use one pipe cleaner and put red, white and blue beads on it for a bracelet. Fourth of July Headband:  Use construction paper or foam with sparklers coming out of the top and stars glued to the …

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May 08

The Gross Motor Learning Center


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You have your preschool classroom all set up with all the learning centers:  reading, fine motor, arts, science or discovery and dramatic play.  You are not through yet.  You still need to have a gross motor learning center. This is where children go to use their large muscles.  It is easy to put up climbing …

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May 06

The Reading Learning Center


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When you are starting a preschool or daycare, you are going to set up different learning centers around your classroom.  The learning centers are arts, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, discovery/science, reading and computer. Click on each learning center to find out more about each one. What goes into the reading or quiet learning …

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May 01

Should I Put the Price in My Preschool Flyer?


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You are ready to sell your preschool to parents and their children!  Do you want to spend hours with each parent trying to convince them that your preschool is the best or the one for them? Do you want to explain every detail of your preschool individually to every family that inquires?  Are you comfortable …

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Apr 30

6 Tips to Market Your Preschool or Daycare


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I have been asked by many of my subscribers to give them ideas on how to grow their enrollments.  So, I would like to give you a few pointers that can help in this area. I will start with 6 quick tips to grow enrollment that don’t cost anything. 1.  Create a flyer and distribute …

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Apr 27

May Preschool Crafts and Snacks


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Fish Snack:  This is pudding with graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs for sand and blue tinted sugar for water with gummy fish. Floating Fish:  Put blue tinted cream cheese on a rice cake. Add goldfish for a fun snack for ocean or fish theme. Tortilla Face:  This is a flat wheat tortilla with vegetables …

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Apr 25

The Benefits of Having a Pre-Written Curriculum


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How many times have you finished your preschool day and wondered, "What will I do with my classes tomorrow?"  Have you ever started your day unprepared or semi-prepared?  Do you lie down to go to sleep at night and wonder if you could be a better preschool or daycare teacher? If you had a pre-written …

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