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What to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conference days are coming up! In today's blog post, we wanted to tell you three things we think you need to know about conferences.   Arrive with some time to spare! Factor in some margin so you can arrive, check your child into the childcare provided here, and get to your child’s [...]

By | Fri, Nov 8, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

And Elisha said, “Send Me a Musician”

Glen is a long term TPK dad and grandad.  Both of his boys attended preschool here back in the early 2000’s.  Now, he has the privilege again of sending his granddaughter to TPK.  Music is a large part of his life that he is excited to share with all of you! Music is a powerful [...]

By Glen Ledeboer| Fri, Nov 1, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to respond to tattling

Tattling can be one of the most annoying behaviors that our children exhibit.  It can also be a great opportunity to teach our children about things like discernment, wisdom, and assertiveness to help develop more emotional intelligence. For young children, tattling is a form of communication that helps them to process their world.  We can [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Oct 11, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Noticing – a way of increasing your child’s inner motivation

As we continue to implement Conscious Discipline in our classrooms, the TPK staff been working to raise our awareness of how often we use the phrases “Good job!” or “I like the way_____ is doing _____.”  We are consciously replacing those phrases with noticing exactly what your children are doing.  We ask ourselves if a [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Sep 27, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What do they do all day??

My mom opened my backpack and noticed that it was empty again.  She asked what I did at school and I said “I don’t know.”  But, I did know.  I did so much I didn’t know where to start.  Over the next few hours though, she heard all about it… My day started with finding [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Sep 13, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Supporting Your Child’s Learning During Summertime

Summer evokes happy thoughts of lazy days, barbecues and hours at the pool. But it can also make us a little anxious. You might even ask yourself, “Now that the kids are out of school, what am I going to do with them all day every day?” While I am slightly panicked about that myself, [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, May 24, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Helping a Shy Child

Once upon a time there was a child who was very shy. She did not like to talk to adults, even when directly spoken to in gentle tones. She would turn away from them and look down at her feet. When it was time for preschool, her mom thought it would be a wonderful chance [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, May 17, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Preschool Sunday 2019

Dear TPK Families, Thank you so much for joining us at Truro this past Sunday for TPK Sunday!  It is always such a treat for us our TPK friends with us on a Sunday morning.  My name is Mike Seawright, and I’m one of the pastors at Truro and the Director of Family Ministries, which [...]

By Mike Seawright| Fri, May 10, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

Supporting Preschoolers’ Social & Emotional Development at Home

In preschool, social and emotional growth is a very important part of our children's education. The classroom is full of opportunities to interact with peers, solve problems, work together with other children, develop self-control, manage emotions, and so much more. These key experiences help your child develop skills that they will very much need as [...]

By | Fri, Apr 26, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

It’s Spring Break time!

It's Spring Break! We're looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation. But are you wondering what to do with your kids next week? Here are a few suggestions from our Spring Break plans: (Photo: NoVA Parks) Visit the bluebells at Bull Run Park. The Virginia bluebells bloom for a few weeks in [...]

By | Fri, Apr 12, 2019|Categories: Parenting|