As the Fall rolls around, are you searching for ways to engage families? If so, consider some of these best practices associated with family engagement….

As the Fall rolls around, are you searching for ways to engage families?  If so, consider some of these best practices associated with family engagement…. 1. Make your engagements interactive and intentional. 2. Don’t be afraid to include a FUN element.  3. Engage families in the planning process. 4. Connect families to community activities and events and 5. Plan some type of activity involving their student (every parent wants to see their child in action).

 

Activities that support cause-and-effect relationships and problem solving develop foundational skills for lifelong learning. When little ones bang on a drum, point out that the harder they bang, the louder the sound.

Activities that support cause-and-effect relationships and problem solving develop foundational skills for lifelong learning. When little ones bang on a drum, point out that the harder they bang, the louder the sound. Encourage children to figure out how a puzzle fits back together.

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Are your coaches coaching or mentoring? What’s the difference, the impact or significance to your team? Attend Frog Street’s Coaching institute Oct. 10-14th to find the solution to your coaching needs. Click on the link on the Professional Development page to find out more.

Are your coaches coaching or mentoring?  What’s the difference, the impact or significance to your team?  Attend Frog Street’s Coaching institute Oct. 10-14th to find the solution to your coaching needs. Click on the link on the Professional Development page to find out more.

YAY!!!….. Its finally here, the start of school year 2016-17. As you prepare to welcome your students, don’t forgot to forward that same welcome and appreciation to your teaching team.

YAY!!!….. It’s finally here, the start of school year 2016-17.  As you prepare to welcome your students, don’t forgot to forward that same welcome and appreciation to your teaching team. In the area of Professional Learning, remember that resources are closer than you think and should include multiple delivery methods, topics and goals.   As you draft your PD plan, note that we can serve as resources.   Wishing you a successful School Year.

Together we can!

It was so great seeing +2,000 passionate and dedicated early childhood educators at the Frog Street Splash conference this past week! You are truly heroes, and I can’t wait to celebrate “Be A Hero” with you July 12-15th next year in 2017!

It was so great seeing +2,000 passionate and dedicated, early childhood educators at the Frog Street Splash conference this past week!  You are truly heroes, and I can’t wait to celebrate “Be A Hero” with you July 12-15th next year in 2017!2017 Splash slides1

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