Preparing for Kindergarten: the Parent/Teacher Partnership

According to a recent study, America’s kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten. The nationwide study conducted by Age of Learning surveyed a group of 500 kindergarten teachers with a range of classroom experience. Respondents were asked how well prepared children are when first entering the kindergarten classroom. Sixty-five point six percent (65.6%) …

Using ABCmouse in Your Summer Camp Lesson Plans

Summer at your center probably means a vibrant camp program and an added focus on outdoor play. Blowing bubbles, water table play and scavenger hunts are all fun activities that are so much easier to do outside. Summer’s also the perfect time for field trips and swimsuit days. ABCmouse has several learning activities that can complement your outdoor play and …

Boosting Summer Camp Enrollments

Over the summer, some parents look for new experiences for their children. This can be both a challenge and an opportunity for your center. Your challenge is to keep currently enrolled students from straying to themed summer camp programs. Of course, summer also provides opportunity to attract new parents who have both summer camp and fall needs. ABCmouse is the …

Promoting Social & Emotional Development with ABCmouse

Social & Emotional Development is another learning domain within the core competencies children need to thrive. Developing skills within this area is important for early learners as they prepare for school and life. The National Institute for Early Learning Research states these skills are just as important, if not more, than knowing how to read. Elements to build upon this …

Five Website Tips and a New Tool

As you know, most parents do a great deal of research before choosing to even set up a school tour, much less enrolling their child in a new childcare center. Even if a parent begins with a strong recommendation from a friend or coworker, it’s extremely likely that she will visit your virtual home, your website, to get some background …

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Using Facebook to Connect with Parents

Your center’s Facebook page is a great tool to share what’s happening in the classrooms each day. Parents love getting a peek inside their child’s day, and reaching out via social media strengthens the school-home connection. What better way to reinforce their decision to choose your center? Tell parents what is happening in the classroom. Sharing news about how you’re …

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How ABCmouse for Schools Assists in Reaching Learning Goals

Core competencies are a huge part in providing high-quality early childhood education and development activities. The core competencies make up several content areas, which represent domains within the early learning framework. Your lesson plans play an important role in ensuring skills and understanding within these content areas are obtained. ABCmouse for Schools has over 7,000 activities that support the early …

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Digital Classroom Solution That Goes Beyond Apps

Today’s children have grown up in a digital world, and view laptops and tablets the same way previous generations perceived paper and finger paint. According to a position paper published by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC),  “technology and interactive media are tools that can promote effective learning and development when they are used intentionally by early …

ABCmouse for Schools is as Easy as 1-2-3 with the Procare Software Extra

Kid Orange Tech offers ABCmouse for Schools free to preschools; however, a common concern among directors is that installing and managing a new program may be too much work. Who wants to constantly update rosters with changing enrollment data? What if you have questions about installing or using the program? Kid Orange Tech makes it easy with the Procare Software …

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Using ABCmouse for Schools for Whole Group Instruction

Whole group instruction, or circle time, lets young children support and learn from each other, while giving you an opportunity to connect with all your students at once. It creates an engaging, interactive experience. Check out our video to see teachers using ABCmouse for Schools during whole group instruction. Here are some areas where ABCmouse for Schools supports your whole …