Tag Archives: kindergarten

Summer Counts for Numeracy

Summer is just around the corner which means summer vacation! For teachers and parents, summer can represent time off work, more recreation time outside, or the possibility of taking a trip out of town. However, all teachers, including preschool, TK, … Continue reading

Rhythm, Regulation and ACEs

We have good news and bad news here in Shasta County. The bad news first: we have much higher ACE scores than the rest of our state. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are defined as stressful or traumatic events that can … Continue reading

Soft Skills are Super Skills

“In recent years a growing body of research has demonstrated the strong link between young children’s social-emotional competence and their cognitive development, language skills, mental health and social success.” Center for the Study of Social Policy (Strengthening Families, Protective Factors … Continue reading

Back to Homeschool

I sit kicking back in my office chair shopping for school supplies. Does that sound a tad unconventional to you? School shopping invokes images of store time with various backpacks, shoes, crayons and papers flying into the cart. But I … Continue reading

Last Year Before Kindergarten

August back-to-school days are upon us, especially for parents of young children around age 4. Waddaya mean, back-to-school? These little guys may be going to preschool. Or, they are surely working with mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, their child care provider, … Continue reading