MAY 27, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Birds, bugs and barefoot--taking learning to backyards
MAY 21, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Flat teachers are going places; activity ideas for every day
MAY 13, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: What keeps NY families up at night; do we need more outdoor learning
MAY 7, 2020 - PRE-K ALERT: NEW! Navigating COVID-19: Free conversations with experts
MAY 6, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Children's book week; conversations for early educators
APRIL 29, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Things may be a lot different when schools reopen
APRIL 24, 2020 - PRE-K ALERT: NEW! Child care scholarships for essential workers
APRIL 22, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Early ed and social distancing; kids afraid of masks
APRIL 15, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Corona creeps into kids' play; supporting vulnerable students
APRIL 8, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: What teachers know that parents don't; everyday learning
MARCH 30, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: SPECIAL FOCUS on child care providers and emergency care
MARCH 28, 2020 - PRE-K ALERT: Please call or email your legislators; our funding is at stake
MARCH 25, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: What LI teachers are doing now; tips for making videos
MARCH 18, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Free resources for at-home learning
MARCH 11, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: The Count explains the census; STEAM
MARCH 4, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: "No such thing as online preschool;" Advocating for Pre-K funding
FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Free NYS brief on play; Read Across America
FEBRUARY 24, 2020 - PRE-K ALERT: New Leadership Initiative offers free events, book groups & more
FEBRUARY 19, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Rethinking relationships with boys: are we wasting art materials?
FEBRUARY 12, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Is play disappearing? or making a comeback? Plus: Pre-K & kids' health
FEBRUARY 5, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Hands-on play and writing; 50 best books for K
JANUARY 29, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: What's hot in literacy; 10 benefits of block play
JANUARY 22, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Tear up that behavior chart; why other systems work better
JANUARY 16, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Celebrate World Read Aloud Day; all-time favorite books
JANUARY 16, 2020 - PRE-K ALERT: NEW! Pyramid and ECERS workshops
JANUARY 8, 2020 - PRE-K UPDATE: Families of DLLs; Resources for diverse classroom libraries
DECEMBER 18, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: Diverse classroom libraries; 3D shapes matter, too
DECEMBER 11, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Family engagement from birth; let's dance!
DECEMBER 5, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: For some kids, It's not a happy holiday; surprising news about moms and tears
NOVEMBER 27, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: Picture book month; no more bad weather
NOVEMBER 21, 2019 - Pre-K ALERT: Registration now open for series on gender, sexuality & family
NOVEMBER 20, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: New SED videos on play in Pre-K & K; learning & laundry
NOVEMBER 13, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: How screens stunt kids' brains; does "success" kill kindness?
NOVEMBER 7, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: Is earth already ruined? Talking to kids about climate change
OCTOBER 30, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Dramatic play vs Halloween costumes--what's the difference?
OCTOBER 23, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Teaching kids discussion skills; why blocks matter for math
OCTOBER 17, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Keys to Pre-K success; how play helps kids express emotions
OCTOBER 10, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Grants for kindergarten transition projects; what's needed to sustain Pre-K gains
OCTOBER 3, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Kids need more outdoor time; more movement, say studies
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: New state standards for K; Pre-K to K transitions
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Rx for Kindergarten readiness—pediatricians, families and school
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: New state pre-k grants; what teachers wish parents knew
AUGUST 28, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Best practices for teaching phonics; "the knowledge gap"
AUGUST 22, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE; How to explain to parents what's developmentally appropriate
AUGUST 14, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: New Pre-K standards from NYSED; a how-to for backyard funerals
AUGUST 7, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Books kids choose; doctors' reading Rx; and more
AUGUST 5, 2019 - PRE-K ALERT: Psst--here's a sneak preview of workshop line-up for "Best Practices" conference
JULY 31, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: STEM or Pseudo-STEM? Why writing by hand still matters
JULY 25, 2019 - PRE-K ALERT: "Every Child Deserves Pre-K"-- new funding for Pre-K support
JULY 17, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Re-thinking recess bans; mini-grants and more
JULY 11, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Rules of friendship for preschoolers; what's wrong with sticker charts
JULY 3, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Mini-grants for K transition; early ed videos teachers loved
JUNE 26, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Diversity--on L.I. and in the books we read to kids
JUNE 19, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Resolving conflicts, talking with DLLs--and why that classroom clock matters
JUNE 17, 2019 - Pre-K ALERT: Registration now open for November 5 conference
JUNE 13, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Creating an inclusive classroom; why spatial skills matter
JUNE 5, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Schedules, screens & Summer Institute
MAY 29, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Dump the worksheets and get kids moving–here's why
MAY 22, 2019- PRE-K UPDATE: Why danger makes kids safe; Pre-K helps generations
MAY 15, 2019- PRE-K UPDATE: Are some Kindergarteners "doomed"; time to learn outside
MAY 8, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Pre-K impact in Wyandanch; playing in the rain
MAY 1, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Stricter screen time guidelines; ideas for screen-free week
APRIL 10, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Good news! Grant for K transitions; funding for RTAC
APRIL 8, 2019- Pre-K ALERT: Sign up now for Summer Institute
APRIL 3, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Do you WOYC? When print trumps digital
MARCH 27, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Guidance from NYSED on SEL; what kids want to read
MARCH 25, 2019 - PRE-K ALERT: Please help us get state support for Pre-K programs
MARCH 21, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: The gender-inclusive classroom; why drawing beats writing
MARCH 13, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Sign up for Summer Institute; stretching Pre-K conversations
MARCH 6, 2019- PRE-K UPDATE: Is it wrong to talk about bullying in Pre-K? Kids doing chores
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Bullying and depression in Pre-K; why naps matter
FEBRUARY 15, 2019 - PRE-K ALERT: LI leaders call for Pre-K funding; Newsday says we're lagging behind
FEBRUARY 13, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Who are the characters in your picture books? Easy ideas for SEL
FEBRUARY 6, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Using children's books to tackle topics of race and other differences
JANUARY 24, 2019 - PRE-K ALERT: Sign up now for workshop on read-alouds & literacy
JANUARY 23, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Transitions, sitting still and anxiety--can we do things differently?
JANUARY 16, 2019 - Pre-K UPDATE: Lasting benefits of Pre-K; emoji "literacy"
JANUARY 9, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Unlocking the power of read alouds; what about "book deserts"
JANUARY 3, 2019 - PRE-K UPDATE: Phonics faux pas and literacy essentials
DECEMBER 19, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Rx for reading gaps, DLLs, screens--what's new from the experts
DECEMBER 12, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: LI district gets Pre-K $$; Technovoidance, trauma and SEL
DECEMBER 6, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Register now for literacy, ECERS; homework you'll love to assign
NOVEMBER 28, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: What experts are saying about screens and learning
NOVEMBER 21, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Absolutely "mathical"--best bets for early learners
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Why arts are a plus and what's wrong with homework in K
OCTOBER 31, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Looking for picture books? Here's where to find recommendations
OCTOBER 24, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: What reduces behavior issues–common sense, drumming, nature?
OCTOBER 17, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: LI districts get in line for state Pre-K grants; 5 elements of quality Pre-K
OCTOBER 11, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: 50 ideas for early literacy; communicating with parents about child development
OCTOBER 3, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: 'mean" kids; work refusal and other real-life problems
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: New Pre-K funding; Scaffolding with Storybooks
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Only 1 week left for "early bird" conference registration!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: New state Pre-K grant; join us for conference call Oct. 1
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Social-emotional skills; 3 essential practices; resources from SED
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: It's never "just play"--Support from Dr.'s, school leaders, NAEYC
AUGUST 29, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: All about back-to-school--your library, circle time & talking about disabilities
AUGUST 28, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Your chance to place an ad in our conference program
AUGUST 22, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Who should you ask for help? Books to start the year off strong
AUGUST 15, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: 5 unique book lists; decluttering your classroom library
AUGUST 8, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Advice from kindergarteners, plus doctors' orders: go to a park!
AUGUST 1, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: The challenge of multilingual preschoolers; NYSED resources
JULY 30, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Announcing workshops for Nov. 6 conference; register now
JULY 25, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: ECERS training--no fee; mobile devices and social interactions
JULY 18, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Blocks, marshmallows, and what parents want--new research in early ed
JULY 17, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: FREE training in Pyramid Model; ECERS
JULY 5, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Creativity, "scary" super hero play and summer statistics
JUNE 6, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Is 30M word gap a myth? Why today's kids can't see
MAY 31, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: What's "just right" for 4 yr olds? Plus advice from an evolution scholar
MAY 29, 2018 - Early Bird pricing expires Friday! Sign up now for Two-Day Summer Institute
MAY 23, 2018 - K-3 teachers support Pre-K; moving to learn
MAY 9, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Book vending machines; kids' and teachers' reading faves
MAY 8, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: We want YOUR best practices! Be a speaker on Nov. 6
MAY 2, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Screens: Thumbs down from teachers--but not from Mom & Dad
MAY 1, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Registration open for Nov. 6, 2018 "Best Practices for Teaching Pre-K & K"
APRIL 25, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: 3 daily "to do's" that turn kids into readers; Children's Book Week
APRIL 18, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Guided play plus a new take on classroom conversations
APRIL 13, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Unique workshop lets you observe Pre-K students outdoors
APRIL 11, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Ready for Work Together Wednesday? Learning barefoot?
APRIL 9, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Registration now open for Two-Day Summer Institute
APRIL 4, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Screens, speakers and smartphones--what's the impact?
MARCH 28, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Parkland & young children; why conversations matter
MARCH 21, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: "Risk-enhanced" play? Outdoor Pre-K? Get the scoop on trends
MARCH 19, 2018 - Pre-K ALERT: Register now! Science & LICM; nature explore classroom
MARCH 14, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Six keys to STEM success; rundown on self-regulation research
MARCH 7, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Free science lesson plans--and why they matter in Pre-K
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Ooey gooey oobleck and more--it's Dr. Seuss' birthday
FEBRUARY 14, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: You need to know about Baby PISA; Docs for Tots
FEBRUARY 7, 2018 - Pre-K UPDATE: Mindfulness is transforming behavior; workshops of interest
JANUARY 31, 2018 - World Read Aloud Day is tomorrow; show us how you read aloud and win a prize
JANUARY 26, 2018 - Announcing our spring 2018 line-up of workshops
JANUARY 24, 2018 - World Read Aloud Day is next Thursday, February 1! Here are free resources to help you celebrate
JANUARY 18, 2018 - “Your child's preschool teachers may be the most important educators she'll ever have. So why do they get paid the least?”
JANUARY 10, 2018 - Don’t keep kids inside all winter! Playing in the snow has special benefits, says this expert
JANUARY 3, 2018 - Are public school principals ready for Pre-K? This study says “no"
DECEMBER 20, 2017 - The evidence keeps piling up: Pre-K is powerful when it's high-quality
DECEMBER 13, 2017 - “We are here today to declare we want Pre-K for all our students on Long Island”
DECEMBER 6, 2017 - Favorite teacher leaves? Best friend moves? Ten tips for helping children cope with unwelcome changes
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 - “Math predicts reading; reading does not predict math"--why a Stanford professor is pushing for more math in Pre-K
NOVEMBER 22, 2017 - Why does Pre-K "rock"? Watch what your fellow LI teachers have to say in this short video
NOVEMBER 15, 2017 - “We believe every four-year-old should have the option of Pre-K"--NYS Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia
NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - Last day to register for November 7 conference!
OCTOBER 30, 2017 - Registration for our full-day conference will end at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1: Only three days left to sign up!
OCTOBER 25, 2017 - Only seven days left to register for our full-day conference just for early educators; don't be left out!
OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Please note: time change for November 7 conference
OCTOBER 11, 2017 - Just announced! New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia will speak at November 7 conference
OCTOBER 4, 2017 - Factual vs. fantasy: which better helps young children learn?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - For: Pre-K administrators, including principals and coordinators, preschool directors and other practitioners
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 - One Island Giving Day on Thursday, October 26--a unique opportunity to support our Long Island nonprofits
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - You may qualify for a reduced registration fee for our Island-wide conference, featuring nationally known speakers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 - Eight reasons a physical therapist says working on a vertical surface is important for four-year-olds
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 - Seven things to remember about preschool math
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 - Here’s your chance to hear national early education experts
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 - The Hurricane Harvey Book Club; Read-alouds for children whose lives have been disrupted by disaster
AUGUST 30, 2017 - “Cramming" for Kindergarten: Can a one-month program replace quality Pre-K?
AUGUST 23, 2017 - Here’s why a "decoration blitz" is bad for kids
AUGUST 16, 2017 - New study: Parents don't prioritize unstructured play and don't understand its benefits
AUGUST 9, 2017 - This is a report your students' parents need to see--a rundown on "the state of play" these days
AUGUST 2, 2017 - New research from Rauch Foundation: When it comes to children, we're not spending our money where it matters
July 26, 2017 - Will your students be stars in kindergarten? Here are 10 traits they need to develop
July 19, 2017 - "Is cute the enemy of quality?" -- Karen Nemeth weighs in on Developmentally Appropriate Practice
July 12, 2017 - "Naturalizing" your learning environment can reduce ADD, improve eyesight, encourage creativity--and more
July 10, 2017 - Using Developmentally Appropriate Assessment to Inform Instruction, Pre-K & K
July 5, 2017 - Registration for "Best Practices for Teaching Pre-K & K"
July 5, 2017 - What happens to language development when parents "outsource" talking to electronic toys?
June 22, 2017 - Sesame Street is for teachers, too Free online course "Make Believe With Math"
June 15, 2017 - "Free Play or Flashcards?" New York Times headline riles early education community
June 7, 2017 - Not just "soft skills"--a new white paper sums up what's known about social-emotional learning
May 31, 2017 - Challenging Behaviors: Welcoming All Learners
May 24, 2017 - Do you know the truth behind preschool suspensions? These four facts set the story straight
May 17, 2017 - Using Developmentally Appropriate Assessment to Inform Instruction, Pre-K & K
May 17, 2017 - Embracing danger; picky eaters & behavior problems without play
May 10, 2017 - This week: count on your fingers: go outside; explain play
May 3, 2017 - No sitting still, the scoop on scribbling and other news to share with parents
April 26, 2017 - Why Pre-K = healthier kids & valued employees later on
April 24, 2017 - Speaker line-up for "Challenging Behaviors"--don't miss out!
April 20, 2017 - Last free workshop, nature literacy and more
April 12, 2017 - "Play-based" doesn't mean we shouldn't teach; poems in Pre-K
April 5, 2017 - Why preschool shouldn't be "school"; nature literacy
April 4, 2017 - Registration open for "Challenging Behaviors: Welcoming All Learners"
March 29, 2017 - Why big body play promotes literacy & "the movement movement"
March 27, 2017 - Literacy workshops just for Pre-K & K; sign up now!
March 22, 2017 - "Creation Station," "Tasty Tuesday" and more free resources
March 16, 2017 - Watch our video on the importance of Pre-K
March 15, 2017 - New Pre-K's in the fall; but state funding still not in the cards for Long Island
March 13, 2017 - Seats have been added for our "sold out" free literacy workshop!
March 1, 2017 - It's time to Read Across America: Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2
February 28, 2017 - Sign up now for the Administrators' Networking Dinner
February 16, 2017 - Why is a personal finance website talking about Pre-K math?
February 9, 2017 - Is your classroom design the root of challenging behaviors?
February 1, 2017 - What successful kindergarteners have in common; transition checklist
January 25, 2017 - Help with dual language learners; tips for kids
January 18, 2017 - Tips for difficult talks with parents; why Mom and Dad just don't understand
January 13, 2017 - Seats still available; Free workshop on dual language
January 11, 2017 - P-L-A-Y: our favorite four-letter word
January 10, 2017 - NEW Sat. a.m. workshop with teacher/author on Mar. 25
January 4, 2017 - Making feathered friends; why "general knowledge" matters