"The most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search for a preschool!" -Helen Cohen, director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston A must-have for parents of future preschoolers Starting preschool is one of the biggest milestones in a child's life. With this comprehensive, step-by-step guide, you won't have to navigate the preschool process alone. Whether the nursery schools nearby enroll every child, or they're so competitive that they only accept a few applicants, this book has everything you need to know to choose and get into the right preschool for your child. You'll learn: How to find high-quality preschools in your area Insight into popular preschool programs (Montessori, Waldorf, play based, cooperative) Key criteria to consider when choosing a preschool Strategies for paying for preschool (financial aid, tax benefits) How to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool Advice for gaining admission into competitive programs, including getting off the waiting list, submitting a strong application, and preparing for a child assessment "This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool." -Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, New York "A gift to every parent starting the preschool search." -Irene Byrne, MA, author of Preschools by the Bay and executive director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool, San Francisco
The curriculum of elementary schools is a very important factor in the education of children. Students need to understand and express themselves in a language which can be the Mother Tongue only at the elementary level. Curriculum development is an important part of the education process, ensuring that classes at all levels, from early childhood to post-secondary, are best designed to help students be successful in learning the material and gaining the skills needed to continue to advance. Evaluation essentially is the provision of information for the sake of facilitating decision making at various stages of curriculum development. This information may pertain to the program as a complete entity or only to some of its components. Evaluation also implies the selection of criteria, collection and analysis of data. It includes obtaining information for use in judging the worth of a programme and procedure. It is a comprehensive term and transcends standardized tests covering all means of ascertaining the results of construction. A curriculum framework is an organized plan or set of standards or learning outcomes that defines the content to be learned in terms of clear, definable standards of what the student should know and be able to do. The supporters of learner-centered Curriculum give importance to individual development and they wants to organize the curriculum according to the needs and interest of learners, there are fundamental differences in this approach and the subject-centered design. The curriculum framers for elementary schools should also associate the parents and specialists while developing the curriculum for elementary education.
From the Director of Sweetwater Montessori Pre-school and Kindergarten in New Bern, NC (http://www.sweetwatermontessori.com) comes The Best Pre-school for My Child – How to Define and Choose a Quality Pre-school Option. This book guides parents through the process of selecting a quality pre-school for their child from the perspectives of parent, teacher and pre-school administrator. From making the economic decision to send the child to pre-school and figuring out how to pay for tuition at your favorite one, to establishing the pre-school search timetable, through the many factors that make for a quality pre-school experience, all the way to the child's first day of pre-school and beyond, this little book covers many considerations for parents. It includes a wealth of pre-school criteria for the parents to weigh (and thoughts on how to judge each pre-school against the criteria), born of over 20 years of commitment to pre-school excellence. If you are looking for the best pre-school for your first child or have been dissatisfied with an earlier choice, The Best Pre-school for My Child – How to Define and Choose a Quality Pre-school Option will equip you with the right questions to ask and the right observations to make during your pre-school site visits. Moreover, it will help you decipher the answers you receive from the prospective pre-school's staff. This book will provide help in sorting through and making sense of all of the (sometimes conflicting) review and recommendation sources that you will inevitably come across during any thorough pre-school search, and will ultimately guide you to a decision that you can be confident in and comfortable with, knowing that you have selected the best pre-school for your child.
Every parent wants the best possible education for their child--one that fits their child's unique needs, challenges them to grow, and equips them to succeed. But there are so many options--public, private, and charter schools, plus homeschooling and online schooling--that it's easy for parents to feel overwhelmed and, well, undereducated about the choices. What's more, while one schooling option may be right for one child, it may be challenging for another. And sometimes the same child will thrive in one environment in elementary school but falter in that same environment in middle school. What's a parent to do? Parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman can help. In this practical book, he clearly explains the pros and cons of various schooling options so that parents can make an informed choice about the kind of education that will help their child thrive. He shows parents how to stay involved and engaged with their child's education every step of the way, knowing that the choices they make about school now will reverberate long into that child's future.
The latest research shows that children can be taught--at very early ages--the tools they need to become successful and connected to others. This new book offers parents and teachers the information they need to teach children the most effective ways to engage peers and make social interactions easier and more meaningful. Your Successful Preschooler: Shows how facilitated play can become an opportunity to improve your child's emotional connections with peers Teaches parents and educators how to foster growth in vocabulary and language during play, key ingredients to academic success Presents dozens of anecdotes with dialogues parents can use to teach children how to better relate to their peers Using the methods outlined in the book, parents and teachers can support activities that lead to a lifetime of social success and likeability that are crucial for every child's emotional stability.
They say babies don't come with instruction manuals, I tried to change this - this guide will be as close to one as you will get. It will answer questions that you hadn't even thought of. It focuses on conception to 3 years. They say babies don't come with instruction manuals, this guide will be as close to one as you will get It also has sections for you to record your journey and keep as a keepsake, making it an invaluable 2-in-1 complete guide/reference book, that you can keep referring to and a memory book, to keep forever. This book is in 2 parts this is part one. You will also need to purchase part two for the complete book (it is too large to publish as one book).
The "Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior" is based on the nationally-acclaimed and evidence-based Stop & Think Social Skills Program. Accompanied by its 75 minute demonstration DVD, this program teaches parents how to teach their children the interpersonal, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills that will help them succeed in all settings. Focusing on the preschool to late elementary school age span, the Stop & Think Parenting Book helps teach children over 20 important behavioral skills%u2014Listening, Following Directions, How to Interrupt, Accepting Consequences and Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, How to Handle Peer Pressure%u2014and how to use them in real life. The Demonstration DVD has nine segments showing real parents with their own children using a number of critical Stop & Think social skills for common home situations%u2014turning off the TV to do homework, dealing with losing, sibling rivalry, going to bed at night, interrupting when you are on the phone. These segments are completely connected to the Parenting Book (icons in the book tell parents when to watch specific segments), and they include important teaching tips, parent interviews, suggestion to help your child to %u201CMake a Good Choice.%u201D Complete with a sample teaching Calendar, Social Skill Cue Cards, easy to follow Parenting Points, and other important resources, The Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior has been successfully used in homes across the country. It also has been used by counselors, social workers, and psychologists as they lead parenting classes in school, agency, and private practice settings.
Entering pre-school is the most critical part of the learning experience of a child. It has to be accomplished in a careful manner way to make sure that it won’t scare a child. This process has to be executed together with an extensive preparation to make sure that it will provide amazing improvements and changes in the learning habit of a child. Parents play an important role in the process of preparing their children to enter pre- school. There are so many factors to consider in the process of preparing a child for preschool. Such factors will be enumerated one by one in this new pre- school guide for parents. Parents will be able to make the learning experience of their children in preschool more comfortable and totally free from stressful moments that can affect their learning habits negatively. Improper preparation for preschool can hinder a child’s desire to further their education further on in life. Such situations usually increases the rate of out-of-school-youth. Parents should always try to determine the most effective way to prepare a child for preschool to make sure that their children won’t be discouraged to study and to work harder for their future. Preschool serves as the initial stage of the learning process for a child. It has to be provided with enjoyable moments and it should not be scary and full of stressful moments. This will make sure that it won’t destroy the future of a child. There are many steps to follow in order to determine if the child will be successful in a preschool environment. Parents should not hesitate to consider the requests and desires of their children while preparing for an upcoming opening in a preschool. It is true that parents are responsible for securing the future of their children. But when it comes to the process of entering preschool, the only thing that matters most is the willingness of a child to learn. Entering preschool should not be introduced to a child as a compulsory process. Parents should not force their children to enter preschool if not prepared. There’s a need to check the age and learning preparedness of a child while preparing for preschool. It is good to encourage a child to enter preschool at the age of three or four. Parents should not hesitate also to asses if their children can read the alphabet and count numbers on their own. These are skills that will help their children be more prepared and ready for preschool in the upcoming school year. While preparing for preschool, parents should train their children to become more organized and prepared for their daily activities. One of the excellent ways to make this type of training easier and more convenient for a child to execute is to create a time schedule. The time schedule must contain all activities that a preschooler has to execute at home and at school every day. Make sure that a child won’t be over- prepared for preschool for such mistakes can create negative effects in the learning habit of a preschooler. Let Us Know What You Think!
Choosing the Right Pre-school can Shape the Future of your Child! Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Choosing A Preschool! Entering pre-school is the most critical part of the learning experience of a child. It has to be accomplished in a careful manner way to make sure that it won’t scare a child. This process has to be executed together with an extensive preparation to make sure that it will provide amazing improvements and changes in the learning habit of a child. Parents play an important role in the process of preparing their children to enter pre-school. There are so many factors to consider in the process of preparing a child for preschool. Such factors will be enumerated one by one in this new pre-school guide for parents. Parents will be able to make the learning experience of their children in preschool more comfortable and totally free from stressful moments that can affect their learning habits negatively. Improper preparation for preschool can hinder a child’s desire to further their education further on in life. Such situations usually increases the rate of out-of-school-youth. Parents should always try to determine the most effective way to prepare a child for preschool to make sure that their children won’t be discouraged to study and to work harder for their future. Preschool serves as the initial stage of the learning process for a child. It has to be provided with enjoyable moments and it should not be scary and full of stressful moments. This will make sure that it won’t destroy the future of a child. There are many steps to follow in order to determine if the child will be successful in a preschool environment. Below are some of the information that you will get: Visit the Pre-school and Check out its Facilities Your Children’s Safety is top Priority, ensure the Pre-school is Properly Secured Meet with the Teachers and Staff to Ensure They are Experienced Is a Christian Pre-school Suitable for your Children? Choosing a Pre-school with a Proper Learning Environment Joining a Pre-school that Encourages the Parents Participation Looking at the Cost of the Pre-school Program