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The Value of Sending Activities Home with Your Students

As early childhood educators, you spend hours each day ensuring students build critical skills to prepare them for their elementary school journey and beyond. Each day’s lesson includes fun and engaging activities, such as reading, games, dramatic play, and more. But the learning and fun doesn’t have to stop at pick-up time or just because it’s summer. By using the …

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How ABCmouse in Your School Impacts Kindergarten Readiness

The term “kindergarten ready” is everywhere and parents are extremely aware of it when enrolling their children in an early childhood learning environment. Preschool programs like yours are designed to introduce and facilitate activities that develop physical, intellectual, social, and emotional skills needed for kindergarten. Early learning programs impact three and four year olds while they are at an important …

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Fall is Almost Here: Ready, Set, Enrich!

As you prepare for the big fall enrollment season, you need to set your center apart from the competitors. One way to do so is highlighting your school’s enrichment programs. Parent have come to expect — and appreciate — these additional features as part of your school’s offering. Having additional enrichment components incorporated into your curriculum can help students build …

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Summer Reading with ABCmouse for Schools

The busy summer months often mean families are on the go and books don’t always make the trip. By using ABCmouse for Schools in the classroom and extending it home, you can show families that reading skills and a love of reading can develop whether a child is holding a book or a tablet. With more than 450 traditional and …

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Easy Summer Lesson Planning Ideas

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner! Although it may seem like you just finished making Valentines and spring watercolors with your students, summer will be here soon. No worries, though. ABCmouse can make your summer lesson planning easy. In fact, there are lots of options for adding sunshine and beach themes to your classes with just …

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Tips for Preparing for Fall Enrollment

Now that your summer program is set and about to take off, it’s time to turn your attention to the fall. Families are researching programs and will soon be making plans for August and September, especially parents of preschoolers who are focused on getting their little ones ready for kindergarten. So, now is the time to start reviewing your program …

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Sell Against the Competition with Parent Engagement

An engaged family is a happy family. Happy families refer other families. And with all those happy families, your school is already standing apart from the competition. As you move into the summer camp and fall enrollment periods, it’s the perfect time to ensure you’re connecting with parents in every possible way.  Here are some ideas to try: Have a …

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Exciting New Research Shows Benefits of ABCmouse at Home

  We have all heard (and seen firsthand!) how using ABCmouse for Schools in the classroom can help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Now, it’s proven to be a valuable tool for kindergarten readiness when used at home, too. Age of Learning recently released its findings on the benefits of ABCmouse for Schools use at home. The company asked a group …

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How to Use ABCmouse in Your “Week of the Young Child” Events

This April, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) will focus attention on the importance of quality education for young children with their annual “Week of the Young Child” celebration across the U.S. from April 24-28, 2017. The week-long event encourages early childhood educators to celebrate with events focused on music, literacy, art, fitness, social development, and …