Tag Archives: early childhood education

Minneapolis, MN – Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool will join forces next fall as Joyce opens a bilingual preschool program at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop. Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool have been exploring the possibility of a partnership for the past two years. This year, the two organizations decided to move forward with a collaboration that will benefit the neighborhood, Hiawatha...
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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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