The goal of teaching preschoolers is to enable children to become self-reliant and confident. Ann Landers says it best in her quote: “It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” Building autonomy in young children will help them become confident adults who are sure about who they are. Being able to promote autonomy makes us successful as preschool educators.
“But when fall comes, kicking summer out ……..as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
……Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot
Sometimes the best quotes come from the most unusual sources. Even though this comes from a spooky book, it rings true. We hate to see the summer end, but its end means new beginnings are just around the corner.
The Perpetual Preschool is ready to help embrace our “old friend” that we call Fall.
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I work with a preschool group. One day during snack time we had muffins, and as we were passing them around, I started to open the milk. I noticed that a child had no longer a muffin on the table or did not seem to be chewing it. Continue reading Where Is The Muffin?→