Tag Archives: early childhood education

This post on oral literacy is written by Teacher Thressa Johnson, a lead teacher at Joyce Preschool. Watch this video. Seriously. I’ll wait. These twins’ speech patterns mirror adult speech patterns. They take turns talking, change their intonations to express different feelings, and use facial expressions and hand gestures to show their ideas in addition to telling them. These characteristics...
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This post on kindergarten readiness is written by Natalie Ehalt, Joyce Preschool’s program manager and a former classroom teacher. As the school year gets fully underway, many thoughts, images, and emotions fill my heart and mind. At the center of them all is a question parents ask all the time: what does it mean for a child to be kindergarten...
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This post on dramatic play is written by Teacher Thressa, who works alongside Maestra Sandra in the 3-4 year old afternoon class. She is currently completing Concordia University’s Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education program. Here at Joyce, our curriculum and approach are designed to help our students grow socially, physically, emotionally, linguistically, culturally, and academically. We take turns,...
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