Come to the Preschool Fair!

We are off to a great start for 2016!     If you are a family with young children ready for preschool please check out the link below.  Preschools from all over the Clark County area will be at the 2016 Preschool Fair!  So check out their information and come join us! 🙂    Continue reading “Come to the Preschool Fair!”

Dress for the Weather

Just a reminder for all of the families out there with young children.  You probably already know this information, but I always like reminders. *Remember that small, young children warm up quickly indoors and cool off even quicker outdoors.  Keep your child bundled from head to toe literally.   Have your young child wear aContinue reading “Dress for the Weather”

Play Based Learning

   Cars and Blocks! 🙂  A three year old child decided that cars and blocks go nicely together and so began construction of a large one story building and some nice parking spots for cars.  And some cars park upside down.    I absolutely love how this child decided the parking spots should be on tallContinue reading “Play Based Learning”

Following the Interest of a Child

Before we went on winter break I captured these pictures from the morning preschool sessions. 🙂    Using puzzle pieces and a small wooden bowl I set up a provocation for the morning. 🙂   Here is  a small example of emergent curriculum.  I based this provocation off of what I saw happening in class.  TheContinue reading “Following the Interest of a Child”

Provocation and a Child’s Interest

   I’ve talked before about how young children sometimes will be curious about a provocation or not.  I’ve also talked about how using the materials you have is a great way to incorporate recycling into your curriculum.  Above I had set up a small provocation using boxes, blocks and wooden dolls, our fairies.  And IContinue reading “Provocation and a Child’s Interest”

Fabic Pieces and Interest Areas

The Marigold School of Early Learning is a morning preschool for young minds aged three to five years.  School resumes the week of January 4th through 8th, 2016.  We are ready to jump into learning fun at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., so come join us so you can enjoy learning too! 🙂 Using fabric pieces, interestContinue reading “Fabic Pieces and Interest Areas”

Halloween Tour!

  The Marigold School of Early learning is having a tour on Halloween!  Please join us between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for an up close look at the preschool and treat bags!   I love teaching young children and if you are looking for a small play-based environment for your child aged three to five years please comeContinue reading “Halloween Tour!”

Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels

  Using clay and buttons as a simple number provocation is another way to incorporate mathematical experiences into your classroom.  Some children will come over and use the oil pastel to try and trace the number and the buttons.  Other children will copy the number and buttons free hand.  And still others may squish the clayContinue reading “Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels”

Fabric and Buttons!

 Using textures and small manipulatives like buttons for beginning patterning provocations is another way to introduce mathematic concepts to young minds in a non-intrusive way.  This is an example of how you can display biggest to smallest using buttons.  The idea when setting up provocations like this one with fabric and buttons, is to keep inContinue reading “Fabric and Buttons!”