I just love this

Some days, as I go to write a new post or browse through the photos of my class, I say to myself –  “I just love this!”  I love writing my blog, I love pouring through all the photos, I love teaching my class, I love being creative, I love the feedback my readers give me, and I love the chance to share it all with you.

It isn’t always easy, but no really good thing comes without some bumps in the road.

But thank you for making my experience as a blogger as smooth as I could possibly ask for.

Thank you for being supportive and generous readers. Thank you for all you do for young children and for your part in the advancement of early childhood education.

Thank you for taking the time to share my blog with others.

And to my new assistant, Mrs. Courtney – thank you for all the behind the scenes work you do for our classroom and for Teach Preschool too!

And to all my parents, thank you for allowing me to teach your children and share their work with others. Your generosity is so greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,


By |2012-09-09T18:13:17+00:00September 9th, 2012|

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. Courtney September 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    It really is my pleasure! And I have to ditto your sentiments. Every time you post pictues, I think to myself, “oh, I just loved that!” or “that was such a great project!” It is so amazing to experience it all firsthand!

  2. Verónica Ochoa September 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Deborah, mil Gracias a ti!!!!!!!! tengo tres semanas de conocerte y has cambiado mi vida, me das mil ideas para trabajar con mis pequeños ya que al igual que tu amo lo que hago, gracias por tu ingenio y generosidad para compartir. Desde Mexico con cariño Vero!!!!

  3. Scott September 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Thank YOU, Deborah. I haven’t been online as much lately, but I can always pop over to your blog and find inspiration, ideas, and wonderful photos. I so appreciate what you do…and wonder how you get it all done. I’m so glad we’re online friends.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      I am glad too Scott – I miss see you around all the time but I am so excited about your new teaching job. I hope you are loving every minute of it!

  4. Trisha September 10, 2012 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Thank YOU so much! When I’m on the computer I always check your blog and/or facebook page. You have helped so much. Thank you!

  5. Amii September 10, 2012 at 2:05 am - Reply

    I love your blog, it has inspired me to think more about why I do certain activities etc. It has also inspired me to blog myself. Thank you for all the hard work you do!

  6. Joan September 10, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply


  7. Cristina September 10, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Thanks for being an inspiration and thanks for your positiveness. I wish there were more people like you. Surely, your task won’t pass unnoticed in the lives of all the children you’ve had in your classes.

  8. Erlyne Osburn September 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I loved reading this post. :o) Your joy oozes through your words and pictures. Thank you for sharing your world with us. :o)

  9. Janet T. September 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Deborah,
    Funny, I was just thinking the same thing. I just love this! I love my classroom, I love my wonderful students, and this year I also love getting your daily blogs. In the last few years I’ve felt tired, stale, isolated. Finding your blog has renewed my enthusiasm. It is so refreshing to find someone who believes in age appropriate quality ECE. I’ve used your ideas almost everyday. You are just what I needed! Thanks so much!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      Ah Janet – you are a saint to leave a comment for me and I am glad we can be excited together! I value your words so much:)

  10. Jodie Mitchell September 11, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us! It is wonderful as a preschool teacher to be able to see so many different creative ideas that always sprindgboard more ideas for our own classrooms.

  11. Maria September 11, 2012 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Deborah for all the post you send me. I have 3 kids, but not much time to put everything in practise. I wish we could live near by so that my children would have learnt with you. You have so many wonderful ideas that it’s really amazing you have even the time for your blog.
    Have a wonderful school year!!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you Maria! You are clearly a great mom – I wish you lived closer too!

  12. Emily S September 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    And I just love this blog! I always recommend it to people as the first place to look if they want to learn about great things to do with kids. There are many great ideas on the web, but I love how you really understand young children and how they grow and develop. So that’s why I always say, if you are overwhelmed by the internet, just start with teach preschool!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 13, 2012 at 12:34 am - Reply

      Ahhh, thank you Emily! You are super sweet:)

  13. Gayleen Johnson September 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Deborah thank you so much for sharing your AWESOME ideas with us! I LOVE your blog and you have given me so many ideas to enhance my curriculum! Yes, I LOVE my job also and you have given me fun ideas to do with the children to make my job more fun! Keep doing what you do! You have been given a gift and you are sharing it! Thank you so much

  14. Gayleen Johnson September 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Deborah thank you so much for your blog! I love all the ideas you are sharing with us. I LOVE my job as well and with your ideas I enhance my program and I love my job even more!! You have been given a gift and you are sharing it with everyone! Thank you so much!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you Gayleen – what a very sweet comment! Thank you for taking the time – it means the world to me:)

  15. Collin December 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Such a great and informative post. Thanks for sharing this post to us. Keep posting!

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