Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Showcase

Today I want to showcase Deborah from Teach Preschool.
Deborah has worked with children over 20 years. She taught preschool, was a preschool director and a curriculum developer. She now spends time promoting excellence in preschool education through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

I found Teach Preschool through a link-up and could have not been happier! I have an Elementary Education Bachelors Degree and a Curriculum Development Master Degree but spent all my professional years teaching in elementary and middle schools. I had no more experience with toddlers than babysitting and now having one of my own. In search for resources on the best ways to start working with my son I found very limited sources, especially for his age. That is, in part, why I started Structured Play. I have been fortunate to find more resources over the last few months. 

Teach Preschool is a WONDERFUL resource! Deborah features activities, books, and most importantly developmental appropriate practices, along with a ton more! I most recently have been inspired by her Mitten Activities Post. I was able to get a couple activities for my lesson plans this month. She is truly an asset to preschools, home schoolers, and moms just trying to help their kiddos (like me)!

When you have a minute, or hours, take some time to delve into her site and checkout all the wonderful resources. Then subscribe so you can get all of her fabulous updates! 

Thanks Deborah for helping moms, teachers, and kids the world over! 


  1. Oh my gosh - are you the sweetest thing ever to write such a great post about me and Teach Preschool. I so appreciate you writing this and will be able to link to it as a referral for myself:) I needed something like that! I love why you started your blog - I have a nephew Wy that I often care for and because I started blogging, I have been observing him in a way that I don't think I would have previously noticed. I notice so many details now and my blog serves kind of like a journal of his growth and development. I don't get to have him here daily but when I do, I try to take advantage of the opportunity and we play together and if he lets me, I take lots of photos for the blog:)

    Thanks again for this very kind new year post!

  2. I am glad you appreciate it! Thanks again for all you do!

  3. I am a preschool teacher who really enjoys the Teach Preschool website A LOT. Deborah, Thank you so much for all the hard work that you do which inspires so many of us. We really do appreciate it! Keep it up!

  4. Ahh, thank you for that sweet comment too!

  5. Agreed, I love Teach Preschool - one of the places that offered so many great ideas, I knew I had join the blogging world! And now I was able to find your blog too :-)

  6. It was through her teach preschool facebook page that I found you. She is pretty amazing, and I always browse through her links looking for fun stuff to do with my kids.

  7. Jess. You've created a great opportunity for others to be introduced to Deborah's amazing committment to the Early Childhood Community. Her enthusiasm in collecting & sharing the work of others is a HUGE resource for those wishing to add to their skills and ideas.

    Kudos, Jess.
    Super Kudos, Deborah.


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