Are you an Early Childhood teacher?
If you are looking for teaching ideas and printable activities to help you teach Pre-K, you are in the right place. This site is a place where I share lessons and ideas I use in my Pre-K classroom: everything from math to literacy, fine motor to classroom management. I enjoy creating hands-on printable learning materials, and I share many of those here. Kindergarten teachers may also find many things they can use or adapt. Everything on this site is free for you to use in your classroom, library, or home school.
About Karen Cox
PreKinders was founded by me, Karen Cox, in 2000. It began as a Geocities site and moved to the PreKinders.com domain in 2003. I currently teach Pre-K in a public school in the nationally recognized Georgia Pre-K Program. I have been teaching Pre-K for 16 years in both private and public school Pre-K programs. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I believe in hands-on, play-based learning for Pre-K, and I teach using games and active learning.
I was trained in High Scope early in my teaching career and although I no longer teach using High Scope, that philosophy still influences my style in many ways. Many teachers tell me I have similarities to Montessori methods, and although I’ve never received Montessori training, I take it as a compliment. 🙂
I have taught 4-5 year olds my entire teaching career, so the activities on this site are focused towards that age group. Many teachers of younger preschoolers and Kindergarten children find the activities useful.
I’m a member of the NAEYC and International Reading Association.
I absolutely love teaching and I love developing new games and activities for teaching. I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, which has served me well as a blogger and writer of teaching ideas.
Kaplan Early Learning (as a freelance educational product designer)
Boston Children’s Museum
We Are Teachers
The Portfolio Connection, by Susan Belgrad
Nellie Edge Excellence in Early Literacy Award
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