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April 3, 2020

Coronavirus for Early Childhood Educators and Online Learning

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 as the illness the virus causes is called, has drastically changed life for countries, governments, businesses, families, children, and educators. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. For some people who become ill, the symptoms are mild, […]
February 13, 2020

First Day of Preschool & Kindergarten: Organization and Preparation

The first day of preschool and kindergarten is one of the most important. No matter if the students are in preschool or college, that day sets the precedent for everything that is to come. On the first day of kindergarten […]
October 25, 2019

Do Kids Need Preschool?

The child is the father of the man, noted poet William Wordsworth. While that 19th century observation may sound sexist, what Wordsworth meant remains true. What happens in childhood has a huge influence on the man or woman that youngster […]
October 11, 2019

Play That Supports Children’s Development

An infant is smiling and looking up at a mobile. A toddler is playing with building blocks. A child is participating in his first little league game. All of these things have one thing in common: a child at play. […]
August 26, 2019

A Comparison of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Montessori

Three psychologists of the 19th century developed three different theories of child and cognitive development. Two of these (Montessori and Piaget) said that children learn and develop in sequence. Vygotsky said that children learn using their social environment. He believed […]
August 22, 2019

Lev Vygotsky’s Social Development Theory

Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky developed the Social Development Theory at about the same time Jean Piaget developed his Theory of Cognitive Development. Vygotsky died when he was just 37, which was at least partially responsible for his Social Development Theory […]