About Teach Preschool Children’s Studio

About Teach Preschool Children’s Studio2018-01-11T22:52:16+00:00

Teach Preschool Children’s Studio

Noblesville, Indiana

The Teach Preschool Children’s Studio is my own small, private preschool.

The lower level Classroom

All the children gather together and play in our lower level classroom when they first walk in the door. Our preschool class then has their own circletime in this classroom before heading up the stairs to join the Pre-K class for centers.

The Upper Classroom

Our PreK students quickly learn to navigate stairs as they go up to participate in large group time and centers each day. I absolutely love our upstairs classroom and it is the newest room added to our school.

The Outdoor Classroom The outdoor classroom provides a terrific view of the surrounding woods and a wonderful environment for the discovery and exploration of our natural environment. The children explore core concepts in the areas of science and nature through sensory play and exploration.

I started my children’s studio to teach young children, observe their learning, and then draw upon these experiences to write about the latest trends, activities, philosophies, and teaching practices I apply in my own early childhood educational practices.

At the center of everything we do, I want my students to come away each day from the classroom excited to learn, creative in play, and loving school.

Teach Preschool Blog2017

Play is an important aspect of early learning and at the studio, intentional play is integrated throughout the learning experience. Intentional play allows the children to build confidence, the developmental skills, and core knowledge necessary for future school success.

Rainstick in a bottle by Teach Preschool

The Teach Preschool Children’s Studio environment is set up to explore the great outdoors as well as enjoy the traditional indoor classroom hands-on experiences. The children rotate to both an indoor and outdoor environment each day and receive quality, age appropriate instruction and guidance as he or she explores each learning area.

Growth and development takes place through these uniquely designed learning areas including a circletime area for large group games, stories, and discussion – as well as reading, writing, creative art, math, science, dramatic play, sensory play, water play, cooking, nature and discovery.

Wake Up Bear by Teach Preschool

 

At the children’s studio, I want every child to feel like he or she is a valued member of our community of young learners.

17 Comments

  1. Anne McIntyre March 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I am the speaker coordinator for an early childhood conference held every February in Houston, Texas. We have 1200 plus ECE educators and administrators in attendance. I am interested in speaking with Deborah about the possibility of her being one of our Keynote speakers. in February 0f 2019. Please email me or let me know how to contact Deborah. Thank you.

    • Deborah Stewart April 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      I have sent you an email Anne. I am delighted to speak with you more!

  2. Becky Blystone April 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Deborah,

    I am a preschool teacher in Carmel, IN. I met you in 2013 at St. Mark’s when you put on an interactive workshop for the staff. I follow your blog and have used many of your ideas. Thank you so much. I’m also an author (Anne B. Cole) of supernatural suspense. I’ve finally completed and self-published my first preschool picture book, Tap the App.

    Tap the App combines an interactive approach to reviewing basic concept skills—-keeping learning simple and fun. Kids tap their way through the pages, learning/reviewing, colors, numbers, shapes, letters, and more. I’ve read it to my 3-4 yr old class and they loved it.

    Since you have been a big inspiration to me, I’d like to give you a copy to use in your classroom. I’d also be willing to read it to your class or a small group of your children as well. Please let me know how I can contact you.

    Thank you.

  3. Megan May 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I just love your philosophy, as I am an early childhood educator as well. I’m hoping to find a place in northern Atlanta that is similar to your preschool, but have been struggling. Do you have an suggestions or contacts? Thanks!

    • Deborah Stewart June 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      I sure wish I did! I am not from that area so I can’t speak to the schools in that area.

  4. Nicole August 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Deborah! I really admire your teaching methods, I am a teacher in Guayaquil Ecuador and I was wandering if you will have a conference or workshop anytime soon? Me and my staff will love to attend!

    • Deborah Stewart August 16, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

      Hi Nicole! I will be sure to post an announcement here when I do! Much coming ahead. And if you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, be sure to do so. It will help keep you in the loop!

  5. Joann Olsen November 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    I am looking to see if you would be interested in being our Keynote Speaker for our Indiana District-LCMS Early Childhood Conference in Indianapolis on June 15. We would love to have you speak to our teachers.

    • Deborah Stewart November 30, 2018 at 12:06 am - Reply

      I have sent you an email Joann!

  6. Dianne Manby January 3, 2019 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Hello Deborah. I am teaching in the UK. Here they are encouraging “Planning in the Moment”. This is always child led. I feel children are missing out on circle time. What are your thoughts. I like you approach to teaching.

    • Deborah Stewart January 4, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Dianne,
      I like a balance of both “in the moment” AND I LOVE circle time. For me, a daily large group gathering time helps give my students a sense of community and it helps me to deeply connect with them. We can come together and have conversation and focus on an idea, book, story telling, singing, games or other engaging process that the children enjoy doing together and do not yet have the skills or development to organize without our help. It helps us build respect for one another, take time to listen to each other. Within an authentic circletime experience, one can still “plan in the moment” but at the same time provide an experience that is dependable, engaging, through provoking, and consistent so that it gives the children some sense of what to expect and helps them to build their confidence and ideas as they go along.

  7. Kate January 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Deborah! I am a pre-school teacher in Indianapolis at a small church pre-school. Many of the teacher here follow your work and love what we see. Do you let teacher visit your program/school? We would love to see it live!

  8. Kelly January 12, 2019 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Hi Deborah,
    I have a questions about the art webinar. I work full time but would like to watch the webinars if there are available any time during the day. Are there specific times we would have to log in to watch the presenters?

    • Rob Floyd January 12, 2019 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Kelly – I can help you with that. Each day’s content will go live at 12:30 AM Eastern Time US. You will be able to watch it on-demand each day. The last day of the conference is a live webinar but it too will be recorded and published after it’s done. I hope that helps.

  9. Beth January 18, 2019 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Hi Deborah!
    I am a prek teacher and would like to get away from some of the politics and have more teaching freedom by opening my own preschool. I have absolutely no business background and no financial resources. I am also the primary income for my family. Is it a pointless dream? Do you have any tips for getting started?

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