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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

56: Your Emergency COVID-19 One Room Schoolhouse - Advocate for Your Situation

4/2/2020
Families suddenly find themselves thrust into being a 1-room schoolhouse. As you prioritize and make decisions, families, and teachers need to advocate for realistic expectations. Listen to Alison and Cindy discuss your right to give feedback and stand for your priorities.

Duration:00:19:25

55: Shelter in Place - Helping Children Understand

3/30/2020
How can we help young children to understand the sudden changes in their lives? Listen to Alison and Cindy discuss the importance of opening the door to communication and helping children to understand why they have to stay home.

Duration:00:19:14

54: Preschool Distance Learning-When Families Don't or Can't

3/26/2020
What should our expectations be for families as they have suddenly become teachers in their own one-room schoolhouses, remote workers, financial navigators and more? Listen to Alison and Cindy discuss what we should do about early childhood distance learning when they don't or can't do it.

Duration:00:30:42

53: Children Are Playing Coronavirus - How to Respond

3/23/2020
Children are using games, dramatic play, and other creative arts to process the sudden changes caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Cindy and Alison discuss what that means and how to respond.

Duration:00:23:53

52: Podcast AND YouTube -Not Business as Usual at the Podcast

3/18/2020
The popular podcast for early childhood professionals and families is now on YouTube! In this episode, Cindy and Alison grapple with what's happening with early learners, workers & families during COVID-19 isolation, regulations and other changes.

Duration:00:29:50

51: Crisscross Applesauce and Other Preschool Absurdities

3/16/2020
Sometimes, we say the craziest things to children because it's always been done that way. Cindy and Alison discuss feet falling asleep and children holding their breath because of what they are asked to do. They also discuss other meaningless commands so tune in!

Duration:00:14:08

50: SPECIAL EPISODE: Coronavirus Closings - Staying Connected with Students

3/9/2020
As schools plan for potential closings due to the Coronavirus, we need to consider how to stay connected with early learners. Worksheets are not developmentally appropriate so what CAN we do? Listen to our ideas and recommendations...

Duration:00:24:25

49: Quiet Aggression Needs Attention, Too

3/2/2020
Not all aggression is physical aggression. Are children being hurt and we don't notice? Listen to learn about different types of aggression that are taking place right in front of us.

Duration:00:20:26

48: Praise the Process

2/24/2020
Today's episode of the podcast examines meaningful acknowledgment rather than vague praise. What do children learn when feedback is meaningful? Listen and learn.

Duration:00:17:04

47: Oh no! The kids are swearing again!

2/17/2020
How do you react when children use inappropriate language? How can we discourage swearing without drawing too much attention to it? Listen to this episode of the podcast to learn about children and swearing.

Duration:00:18:10

46: Do Name Brands Belong in Preschool Classrooms?

2/10/2020
A debate about name brands in the classroom has started thanks to the emphasis on using logos to teach children about letters and words. Listen to Cindy and Alison debate it and then go to the How Preschool Teachers Do It Facebook page to cast your vote!

Duration:00:17:13

45: Men in Early Childhood

2/3/2020
Why is there such a stigma about men working in early childhood settings? Cindy and Alison discuss the stigma, the messages children get and what they are missing out on.

Duration:00:22:16

44: Stereotype Busting Has to Happen at Home and at School

1/27/2020
Schools and families can't depend on each other to bust stereotypes. Learn how we all have to participate in raising an accepting generation.

Duration:00:19:53

43: TIme Out By Any Other Name is Still Time Out

1/20/2020
Is your thinking chair, peace place or cozy corner actually being used to isolate and punish children? Listen to learn if you are doing time out but calling it something else.

Duration:00:16:00

42: Help Us Know Your Child

1/13/2020
The more we know about your children, the better we can teach them. Listen to find out what teachers need to know to develop a trusting, responsive relationship with your child.

Duration:00:19:56

41: Plants, Pets and Preschoolers

1/6/2020
Plants or pets are social-emotional skill builders. Listen to find out how Cindy's new pets and Alison's dog inspired an episode with important information about all children can learn from living things.

Duration:00:20:45

40: Is "No Thank You" Positive Discipline?

12/30/2019
Everywhere we look, people are saying, "No thank you" to children who behave inappropriately. Is tacking the words "Thank you" onto the word "No" really a good way to deal with behaviors? Listen and find out.

Duration:00:17:04

39: That Fake Crying Isn't So Fake After All

12/16/2019
Why do children do that "fake crying" and how can we respond in a way that supports rather than demeans children? Learn about that emoting and how to handle it.

Duration:00:18:51

38: Behavioral Rewards As They Should Be Done

12/2/2019
Children should be acknowledged for their good behavior but how can we do that without teaching to expect prizes? How can we do it without shaming children who struggle? Listen for ideas that encourage good behavior.

Duration:00:19:56

37: Preschool Curriculum: What You Need to Know

11/18/2019
High quality preschools in today's world use research based curricular methods that have been shown to teach using developmentally appropriate methods. Listen to learn about preschool curriculum that allows children to be children while they deeply learn.

Duration:00:17:27