My list of must-haves for preschool teachers!

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What are your ‘must-haves’?

By |2010-08-11T00:31:25+00:00August 11th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. alicia August 11, 2010 at 12:55 am - Reply

    They make a fun, corlorful collage too. The computer seems nuts, but it’s a new day. Thanks for linkin up for WW!

  2. Buckeroomama August 11, 2010 at 1:55 am - Reply

    What a neat collage of must-haves… so colorful, too!

  3. JDaniel4's Mom August 11, 2010 at 5:23 am - Reply

    I would add Kleenex. I used to go through tons of it.

  4. Amy M August 11, 2010 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Is the 8th picture straws? If so, how do you use them? If not, then what are they LOL!

    Hmm, I would say the must have is either Cd’s or an ipod. And of course most of what you listed!

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 11, 2010 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Oh yes, any way to make sure there is music in the classroom is definitely a must have! I may need to go around and take more pictures for our list here:) And yes, photo 8 is straws. I use them all the time for painting, cutting apart and threading (like a necklace), making games and patterns, and more. Here is a link to a couple ideas I have…

  5. Amy M August 11, 2010 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Oh, thank you for the neat ideas on straws! 🙂
    And of course more pics would be great.

  6. Janelle August 11, 2010 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Look at all those supplies! Do your kids bring some of their own, too?

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 11, 2010 at 9:26 am - Reply

      We have the children donate or bring in specific items throughout the school year like lids or other things they have around the house. All other supplies are provided by the school.

  7. Doll Clothes Gal Pal August 11, 2010 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I love the photos! I reckon those are always a must have. 🙂

  8. ann August 11, 2010 at 11:42 am - Reply

    clothespins are on my list, as is felt!

  9. Abby August 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I love the pictures-only post! So cute – and totally epitomizes preschool 🙂

  10. Jen August 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    What a great list! We were thinking about craft must haves the other day for home- my eight year old said that her must haves are pipe cleaners and a cold glue gun.

  11. Sarah August 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    I would add velcro!

  12. Monica August 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your comments on my blog!
    I also wanted to say thank you for all of the great ideas that you post on Facebook. I read them every day and find a lot of inspiration from them. It is really neat to see so much passion and love for early childhood ed.
    And, this was a great post! Thanks for all you do. 🙂
    Monica @ Family Fun Notebook

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you Monica:) I am enjoying finding all these wonderful blogs too and meeting sweet people such as yourself.

  13. emily October 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    VELCRO!!! Do-a dot art dobbers (like BINGO dobbers)

  14. emily October 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I would also add NEWSPAPER to the list of must-haves!

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