BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRE-K and K YEARS

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRE-K and K YEARS

The following excerpt from the book Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year by Dominic Gullo describes brain development in the early years. During pre-school and Kindergarten, the brain grows steadily, increasing from seventy percent to ninety percent of its eventual adult weight. In addition to gains…

WHAT IS THE BEST PRESCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

WHAT IS THE BEST PRESCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

What should be considered in determining whether a preschool is the best one for your child?  There are no national standards and there is wide variation amongst state standards. Fortunately,the Texas Education Agency has wonderful standards for pre-school  programs in the state of Texas. They address the…

FINDING THE BEST PRESCHOOLS

FINDING THE BEST PRESCHOOLS

Summary: If you can’t find the perfect preschool, at a minimum, choose a school where teachers are warm and nurturing. If possible, find a program where a teacher has a BA in early education or has extensive early education training. There is an enormous amount…