In today’s digital age, when so much of our day-to-day lives are spent online, having an online presence is vital to any organization or business. Expanding your web presence is a high-impact initiative that greatly increases a school or childcare center’s opportunities to reach prospective families. But, we know that maintaining different web properties can feel overwhelming.
Now, many months in the Covid-19 pandemic, we have the benefit of scientific studies to shed light on what we can do and how we can do it safely. For parents, sending young children to preschool or daycare is a fundamental component of their daily routine and one of the first steps to begin the return to normalcy.
The curiosity and wonder of toddlers and preschoolers are truly boundless. STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math—is an educational movement that taps into this natural inclination to explore, incorporating inquiry and creativity into students’ learning experiences. STEAM activities provide hands-on opportunities for students to discover the world around the world.
For preschool students, books and stories are a cornerstone of these materials as they provide the foundation for social, emotional, and academic development. The selection of books in an early childhood classroom is particularly important as this is the phase of development where children begin to learn about themselves and others.
Connections with and among students, teachers, and families form the foundation of this kind of warm, dynamic school community. These relationships build a mutually supportive network where all members feel connected and invested, helping to foster student learning within the classroom and beyond the school doors.