Racism. Antiracist. Justice. Privilege. Inclusion. Diversity. You may have seen these words floating around recently and are maybe wondering how to introduce these complex topics to your kids. I want to give a little background about myself, first. I was...
I am a teacher. My job is to teach kids, but it is so much more than that. If I were to write an accurate job description, it would take up approximately 100 pages, size 12 font, single-spaced. I can’t even...
My husband and I are working full time from home while our eight and five-year-old boys invent new ways to annoy each other. Learning their letters, checking in with their (amazing!) teachers and reading were only getting us so...
Since all local schools, have been closed until mid-April (or later) many of you are scrambling to take up the temporary role of "homeschool teacher". Have you seen the funny memes on social media about the new widespread homeschool life?...
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
Should you read nursery rhymes with your babies? Toddlers? Preschoolers? The overwhelming evidence suggests a big, resounding YES! But aren't they old and outdated? Before you jump to conclusions about reading centuries-old poetry, hear me out. I recently read an article about...
Most of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving...
A parent is a child’s first teacher – and the Science Center of Iowa (SCI)’s early childhood programs provide opportunities for children to explore science topics and for parents/caregivers to feel more confident being a STEM coach for their...
Do your kids love to get messy and create art projects? Research indicates that young children learn best using the vehicle of play-based learning. Many people contend that play-based learning has no rhyme or reason, but this simply is not...
The Goddard School® of Waukee incorporates gardening into its daily curriculum for students twelve months through six years. We truly value the beauty of the gardening process as we guide children in planning, planting, watering, weeding, and maintaining different types...

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