Posted on 04/21/2017 at 07:58 AM by Liz Determan

Spring has sprung! The tulips and daffodils are blooming! The yards are green! The birds are singing! We have had a long...

Posted on 03/20/2017 at 07:39 AM by Liz Determan

If you are a state-funded preschool in Iowa there are a few changes that will be affecting you for the 2017-18 school ye...

Posted on 02/23/2017 at 08:12 AM by Liz Determan

The NEW QPPS STANDARDS are here! On February 1, the Department of Education released the long-awaited revision of the Qu...

Posted on 01/23/2017 at 07:51 AM by Liz Determan

February tends to be a great time to focus on emotions and the implications for how we can teach young children to bette...

Posted on 12/16/2016 at 09:27 AM by Liz Determan

Lucy Hart Paulson and Louisa C. Moats in LETRS for Early Childhood Educators say (pg. 3) there are 3 essential component...

Posted on 11/28/2016 at 09:32 AM by Liz Determan

Going from ME to WE: Social Studies in Preschool* *The following contains excerpts from a High/Scope Extension newslette...

Posted on 10/21/2016 at 09:17 AM by Liz Determan

What can an assessment document tell us? How can a teacher know what to do next with the data that is gathered about a c...

Posted on 09/20/2016 at 02:05 PM by Liz Determan

  Many state-funded preschools in Northwest Iowa are meeting the requirement to follow research-based curriculum by...

Posted on 08/22/2016 at 03:03 PM by Liz Determan

“Children learn best when they interact with other people in a rich environment.” This quote from the founda...

Posted on 06/01/2016 at 09:07 AM by Liz Determan

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. It is time when more outdoor play happens everyday. These outside experie...