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Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

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United States

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Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

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English


Episodes

11: Help Children Sort What They Hear

1/18/2021
Children hear the news from the TV in the background, from the adults who think they aren't listening and more. Watch for signs that they are trying to understand. Join Alison and Cindy as they discuss how to help them sort the information.

Duration:00:20:55

110: Good Decision Making: Teach It!

1/11/2021
Children aren't born knowing the steps of good decision making. Alison and Cindy discuss the questions to ask children that can become their internal dialogue. Decision making - go forth and teach it!

Duration:00:23:12

109: The Learning Reset, Not Such a Loss

1/4/2021
For years, educators have struggled with the pushdown of the curriculum. Now, the pandemic is forcing the curriculum back up. Is that good news? Is this a reset and not a loss? Cindy and Alison discuss these questions and more. Let us know what you think!

Duration:00:24:08

108: Introverts are Happy Too (The Lost Episodes #3)

12/28/2020
Introverts sometimes need time alone. That doesn't mean we are unhappy! Should we be spending time trying to move introverts from their comfort zone?

Duration:00:19:07

107: Cindy and Alison's List of But Adults Do That (The Lost Episodes #2)

12/21/2020
There are so many things that we ask children to do but don't do ourselves. Cindy and Alison discuss some of those behaviors and pose the question, "If we can't do them, why do we expect children to?" Listen, laugh, and share your list with us!

Duration:00:17:45

106: Ignoring the Crying Child May Not Have Been Great (The Lost Episodes #1)

12/14/2020
Cindy and Alison revisit the age-old, "Do we ignore the crying child?" debate on this lost episode. Let us know your thoughts!

Duration:00:17:11

105: When They Only Want the Boxes- Kids and Real Things

12/7/2020
It's that time of year again when we buy exciting toys and they only want the boxes. What is it about kids and real things? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:20:40

104: Teach Kids to Own Their Point of View

11/30/2020
Do you know adults who need others to agree or who defend their perspective by saying everyone feels that way? Listen to this episode about teaching children to stand for themselves.

Duration:00:18:52

103: Making the Best of It: Holidays Closings and More

11/23/2020
Now is your moment! Cindy and Alison discuss the opportunity we have to model making the best of it as we face holidays, closings, and more once again. The children will learn from what you do so listen and reflect on how you will handle the coming weeks.

Duration:00:21:12

102: Ending School Breaks and Snow Days-Have We Gone Too Far?

11/16/2020
Remote learning - Just because we can, does that mean we should? Cindy and Alison discuss the potential demise of school breaks and snow days. Listen and let us know what you think!

Duration:00:22:53

101: Get Out of the Power Struggle

11/9/2020
Young children are always experimenting with power. Do you get caught up in their power struggle? Do you find yourself trying harder to control them when you feel life is out of control? Cindy and Alison discuss the early childhood/adult power struggle.

Duration:00:20:52

100: Your Questions Answered and A Teaser

11/2/2020
Cindy and Alison celebrate 100 episodes by answer listener questions about observing children, advancing careers, and the educational theories and research that their advice is based on. Listen closely for a teaser about learning more about the root of Cindy and Alison's information. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:42:38

99: Families Assessing Learning: The Hows

10/26/2020
Teachers are depending on families of remote and hybrid students to report their children's skills. Is there a good way to get data from families? What do families need to know about learning? Join Alison and Cindy for the discussion.

Duration:00:22:38

98: Teachable Moments - It's the Little Things

10/19/2020
"Teachable Moments" is one of those phrases that is used all the time but not always understood. Cindy and Alison talk about teachable moments, what they are and how to find them.

Duration:00:21:26

97: Make Transitions Easier for Young Children

10/12/2020
Transitions are often the roughest part of an early learner's day. Cindy and Alison discuss ways to make transitions, from one activity or place to another, easier for children at home and school.

Duration:00:24:22

96: The ABC's of Challenging Behavior

10/5/2020
What is the best way to figure out the root of challenging behavior? Do your ABC's! Listen to find out how ABC applies to helping lessen challenging behaviors.

Duration:00:22:12

95: Kids, Guns and Dramatic Play

9/28/2020
Why do so many young children play guns? Is there something we should say or do? Cindy and Alison discuss the whys and what nows of weapons during dramatic play.

Duration:00:22:37

94: Hybrid School - A New Family School Partnership

9/21/2020
Was there ever more of a need for families and schools to work in partnership? Cindy and Alison talk about how that partnership can work (and we don't mean by doing work for the children or giving them answers ;)

Duration:00:21:01

93: The Reality of Reopened Schools: A Glimpse Inside

9/14/2020
What's happening as early childhood classrooms reopen and students return? Cindy and Alison give you a glimpse inside at the good news and the interesting news.

Duration:00:23:16

92: Supporting Kids' Success during Reopening For Their Future

9/7/2020
Children are arriving at school and childcare with messages from families that cause anxiety or lack of compliance with COVID-19 rules. Alison and Cindy discuss the implications for their future and ways to support rather than undermine their ability to succeed.

Duration:00:17:38