September calendar for preschool parents

I have been playing around with calendars and came up with this September parent calendar…

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I created this calendar to help build bridges between the classroom and home. This is a very basic set of ideas but it is a good place to start off a new school year!

By |2011-07-28T06:00:07+00:00July 28th, 2011|

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 Childrenโ€™s Studio. Deborahโ€™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.

32 Comments

  1. Scott July 28, 2011 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Great idea. Anything to connect home and school can only benefit the child. Your calendar has easy, doable ideas for busy parents.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Thank you Scott!

  2. Carrie July 28, 2011 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Love it! I like the focus on a specific area. We do something similar, but it’s broken up by learning domains instead.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 8:56 am - Reply

      I was going to break it up by learning domains – and I still may for the remaining months but for the first month, I decided to focus on getting off to a good start in school:)

  3. Kelly Huddleson July 28, 2011 at 9:51 am - Reply

    What program did you use to make it? Its perfect!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Microsoft Word:)

  4. Thanks for sharing this project with us. It really helps me to have this to share with my families / connecting with parents.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Please share it or use it to help you!

  5. Paula Robinson July 28, 2011 at 11:31 am - Reply

    LOVE it – do you make one every month? Would love to share it with my parents! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      I will do my very best!

  6. Ms. Jessi July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I LOVE THIS!!! I would love to steal your idea and put it along side with my lesson plans. I’m always trying to think of (or steal, in this case) great school/home connection ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      It is my gift to you Jessi:)

  7. Vicki Blacken July 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    These are all terrific ideas for the parents to start right away “partnering up” in their child’s successful year in preschool. I’ve done something similar in the past, but I really like the calendar format, with weekly goals! I will definitely borrow some of your great suggestions for ways the parents can set a positive school routine of healthy eating and enough sleep the first month. Thanks so much.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you Vicki – I am sure that you can come up with other terrific ideas for a calendar. I will probably “tweak” mine a bit before September:)

  8. April July 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I love your calendar, I like how the ideas are simple suggestions. That could be a starting point for some people. I think some parents just don’t know where to start and they feel intimidated ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Yes they do – communication always helps make things see so much easier or at least less daunting:)

  9. Holly July 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Oh, this is fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      You are welcome Holly!

  10. Kimira July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Deborah

    Thanks for sharing this. My daughter doesnt start school till Jan and I am saving it

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm - Reply

      It would still work then too:)

  11. Chandi Holliman July 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Love this. Sending your link to my familes. Joy to you! Chandi

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing Chandi:)

  12. Kristin Rittiman July 29, 2011 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I love this calendar and connecting home and school is so important. Our main goal is the connection, as well. We have a similar calendar for our preschoolers and homework bags for our prekinders. Will post soon. Thanks for always being such an inspiration!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      I can’t wait to see yours too!

  13. Jamie @ hands on : as we grow July 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Wonderful Deborah! Henry’s starting 3yo preschool this year and I feel like I need some guidance as the parent! There’s so much I have forgotten about ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for remembering the parents too!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm - Reply

      Ahhh, how fun! Henry’s preschool teacher will have a lot of work to do to keep up with your creativity!!!

  14. Holly July 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I just sent you a blog award! I really love reading your posts! I’ve already gotten some amazing ideas from you that I’m sure to use in my pre-k classroom. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blog On Fire Award

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm - Reply

      Wow Holly – thank you so very much! I will hop over tonight!

  15. Stephanie August 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Do you do a calendar like this for every month?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      I am planning on it! If I can keep myself organized and stay ahead.

  16. Laura October 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    My parent’s LOVED this calendar when I sent it home in September! I just finished conferences, and one of the parents asked me if I would be sending another one home for October. ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought you might enjoy the positive feedback!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 28, 2011 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Ahhhh, you are a sweetheart for sharing some positive feedback. I had a teacher send me a copy of one she made for October and it was well done! I didn’t get one made for October so I need to get back on the ball!

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