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Your first child is about to go to preschool, or perhaps you and your preschooler just moved to a new town, far from family. Whom do you trust? Where do you find answers to your questions? For years I have helped families in these situations. I realized I was answering the same questions for many parents each year, so I decided to make an organized list of information, best practices, and resources. That list, which I use year after year for parent meetings, conferences, and panicked phone calls, has become The Preschool Parent Primer.
The Preschool Parent Primer is a conversation about many issues that concern parents including: what to look for in a preschool; how to develop a positive parent-teacher relationship; what normal behavior for a particular age looks like; the importance of routines, socialization, regular sleep, and more.
What people are saying about The Preschool Parent Primer ….
"I wish I had read a book like this one when my children were small. New parents have so much to sort through, and they only see a small group of children including their own. This book gives you the advantage of the experience of someone who has thoughtfully observed thousands of children and their families."
Julie Baird, Director, UVa Summer Enrichment Program
"Pam Evans has written the book that I have wished, (for years!), I had to hand to parents, as they navigate the often confusing preschool years with their children. It is informative, based on years of her direct experience working with young children and their parents, and is very user friendly! Thank you Pam!"
Dianne Bearinger, Waldorf Early Childhood Educator: Parenting Coach: & Certified Postpartum Doula
"The early childhood and preschool years are critical ones in terms of preparing a child for successful learning in the years that follow. This book provides parents with easy to understand tips on picking the right preschool for their child which is so important. What’s even better is that it helps parents of preschoolers understand how their child learns and the importance of age appropriate learning experiences. Best of all, it give parents easy to implement examples of how to extend learning experiences in the home environment, thus beginning a pattern of being actively involved in their child’s learning."
JoAnn Evans, Retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Thornton Township High School District 205, South Holland, Illinois.
Written by Carolyn O'Neal (Author of Kingsley)
Illustrated by Pamela Evans
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