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September 24, 2021

Emotional Regulation in Young Children

Helping Your Child With Emotional Regulation Skills

Good morning,

I hope you and your family are well and enjoying the beautiful early fall weather.  Last week I had a lot of conversations with parents about emotional regulation in children.  For many children, nervousness and uncertainty about the new school year are expressed in increased dysregulation.  For...

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January 25, 2021

Coping with Children’s Emotions During a Pandemic

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19

I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  As the pandemic drags on, I know that many parents are understandably feeling weighted down by pandemic fatigue.  For some families, this is compounded by the fact that children are experiencing more intense emotions and dysregulated behavior. When...

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September 24, 2020

Teaching Emotional Intelligence

I hope the start of the school year – in whatever form it may be taking – is going well for your family.  This week I have been thinking about emotional intelligence, which very simply put means the ability to understand emotions – both one’s own feelings and the feelings of those around us – and the ability to manage one’s emotions. Just as one can improve math skills or art skills with practice, emotional intelligence skills can be improved with practice....

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February 11, 2020

Early Childhood Teaching Strategies

Early Childhood Learning Strategies Your Child Can Experience At School & Home

The early childhood years are jam-packed with endless learning experiences for your child.  Every day brings new discoveries and accomplishments.  Many of these critical learning moments happen organically, driven by your child’s natural curiosity and instinct for what they need to learn.  You will never go wrong by following your child’s lead for ...

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December 19, 2019

Science With Preschoolers: Everyday Science Activities For Preschoolers

We all hear a lot about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) learning and the value of teaching children science skills at a young age.  You may wonder what that means or think you don’t have the time to explore that at home.  If so, you may be surprised to learn that you are likely doing many things...

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November 11, 2019

Let's Do Lunch!

As the school year gets into a rhythm, it is a time to examine new routines and see what needs fine-tuning.  One way that parents help make the bridge from home to school is by preparing lunches that are satisfying, nutritious and convey nurturing from home. The LEAP Staff would like to offer these observations to help make your child’s lunch a positive and enjoyable experience.

 

  • Lunch is a very social time at ...
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October 28, 2019

Is Transitional Kindergarten Right for Your Child?

 This Type of Early Developmental Education for Children Might Be the Perfect Fit

Almost as soon as parents announce that they will be having a child in the summertime the questions from family and friends begin… Will you have him/her start kindergarten on the young or older end of the group?  This question reflects a growing trend in many communities where families have access to high-quality Transitional Kindergarten programs.

At LEAP...

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October 06, 2019

Building Relationships In Preschool

Like most parents of young children today, I grew up in a time without computers, the internet or Facebook. Connecting with friends at that time was more along the lines of knocking on a friend’s door who lived down the block, writing a letter to put in the mail or calling a friend on a (rotary!) phone.  Because my friends and I would spend entire summer days together (unsupervised!) outside from morning until night, social skills were practiced through trial and error and solidified....

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February 04, 2019

Reading In Preschool

I can vividly remember learning how to read in first grade.  I am old enough to have sat in formal reading groups, where we read Dick and Jane.  I also remember the day that I was moved up a level, and I joined the group that was reading Tip and Mittens.  I can’t tell you what Tip and Mittens were doing that was so interesting, but...

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September 15, 2017

Welcome to the New School Year! A Reflection on Learning

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

As the summer came to a close, I found myself thinking a great deal about learning. Not surprising, when you consider that I am a preschool director.  What prompted this thinking though, was a vacation experience with my family. As...

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January 25, 2021

Coping with Children’s Emotions During a Pandemic

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19 I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  As the pandemic drags on, I know that many parents are understandably feeling weighted down by pandemic fatigue.  For some families, this is compounded by the fact that...
» read more
September 24, 2020

Teaching Emotional Intelligence

I hope the start of the school year – in whatever form it may be taking – is going well for your family.  This week I have been thinking about emotional intelligence, which very simply put means the ability to understand emotions – both one’s own feelings and the feelings of those around...
» read more
February 11, 2020

Early Childhood Teaching Strategies

Early Childhood Learning Strategies Your Child Can Experience At School & Home The early childhood years are jam-packed with endless learning experiences for your child.  Every day brings new discoveries and accomplishments.  Many of these critical learning moments happen...
» read more
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