July 11, 2014

I hope summer break has been restful and fun for everyone. Here at PCDP we have begun to plan for the coming school year. As we busy ourselves with lesson plans, activities, calendars, and decorations it occurred to us that many of our new families might have questions...

April 1, 2014

It is never too early to start a writing ritual. Even if your child is at the pre-writing stage you can start to shape writing habits. Remember, scribbles are a child's stories. The children in our pre-k room begin journaling on the very first day of school.

 

A guided a...

March 22, 2014

One of our favorite activities at PCDP is fingerpainting! Fingerpainting is more than just messy fun, it teaches many important concepts in the early education classroom.

 

  • Children can learn informally about mixing and exploring colors.

  • Sensory integration is p...

March 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered how we teach pencil grip?  

 

If you observe children writing, you will notice a wide variety of pencil grips, many of them awkward. Children may hold the pencil with too many fingers or place their thumbs on top of fingers, or their fingers on top...

February 27, 2014

The four year old class had a great time learning about space. We enjoyed our mission control center and our astronaut dress up area. 

February 27, 2014

The children of PCDP had a great time during Circus Week! We learned all about the circus and enjoyed circus music, dress-up, games, and special snacks. 

January 21, 2014

Every child's development is unique and complex. Although children develop through a generally predictable sequence of steps and milestones, they may not proceed through these steps in the same way or at the same time. A child's development is also greatly influenced b...

January 20, 2014

Our pre-k class spent last week learning about dinosaurs, fossils, and volcanoes. The students spent time planning and building a volcano. They also mixed their own "lava" for the eruption!

January 20, 2014

This is a great example of an easy activity to do at home. This activity will help reinforce alphabet identification using playdough and a dry erase board!

January 20, 2014

Our Pre-K group made fossil dough using flour, salt, and coffee. We put small dinosaurs inside the dough and let it dry overnight. The children had a great time pretending to be paleontologists while searching for the hidden "fossils".

 

 

Fossil Dough

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