Navigating Your Child's Education: Ages 3-K

Aubre Rice

With years of experience teaching preschoolers in various capacities, Aubre currently works at the Early Childhood Center of Grace Polaris in Worthington, Ohio. She considers her role there as a ministry of love to the children, their parents, and her co-workers. She and her husband have a school-aged son.

Recent Posts

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Will You Be My Friend? Fostering Social Skills in Preschoolers

By Aubre Rice on Sep 24, 2020 8:00 PM

"That's MINE!"

"You're not my friend anymore."

"I had it first."

"No one will play with me."

As parents of preschoolers, you've likely heard some of this language. As we think about formal schooling (preschool and Kindergarten) for our littles, we likely think first of the ABC's and 123's, the art activities that teach colors and shapes, name-writing practice--basic building blocks of an education. But one thing that may be easily overlooked at this age is the development of social skills.

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Preschool Song Ring

By Aubre Rice on Jan 23, 2020 9:00 PM

One of my favorite things to do every morning is visit the two-year old classroom at the early childhood education center where I work. They greet me with big smiles and out-stretched arms. At the beginning of the year I realized quickly that to bond with these little ones I needed to find something to do with them each day that would be our “thing.” It would be our special time to do something that we all love to do together. A time that they would look forward to each day. That “thing” ended up being singing, but it didn't come easily at first.

The benefits of singing with preschoolers are undeniable, and the memories made through sharing childhood songs are sweet. But I had to come up with a creative solution to overcome some communication barriers in order to make this time truly memorable and impactful for these littles...

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