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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|

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|

Cultivating a Sharing Attitude: Sarah Hamaker

There’s something in the air this time of year that brings out the selfishness in our kids. You’ve probably seen your preschooler become more possessive of her dolls or your toddler say the word, “Mine!” with emphasis more. And you definitely don’t want to see the eruptions when you insist your child share his toys [...]

By Sarah Hamaker| Fri, Dec 21, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to (really!) enjoy the Christmas season more with your kids this year!

It’s never too late (or too early) to start celebrating the true meaning of Christmas with your preschooler! At  Truro Church and at all Anglican churches, we believe observing advent is a way to help us do that against all odds. Advent is “a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant [...]

By Anne Bronaugh| Fri, Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Best 5 Habits for Preschoolers: Tricia Tabb

Fiona sent me an email asking me if I would consider writing a blog article for TPK of the Best 5 habits to start with your preschooler. I replied to her, “pondering….when is it due?" I was packing for a two week trip to care for our grandchildren in South Carolina. I turned to my [...]

By Tricia Tabb| Mon, Nov 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Right brain/left brain development: Why play is the foundation for learning

Most of our TPK families have heard us talk about "developmental learning" and about how play is the foundation of what we do. Here's an article we wanted to share with you about brain development and how play sets the stage for academic learning. (See it at the original source.)   Did you know that [...]

By | Fri, Apr 13, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping our children to love well

The Bible tells us that we were made by love and for love. God lives in perfect love within himself, within the Trinity, and out of the fullness of God’s triune being and perfect love he created people in His image. We are also to live in love, to share in the experience of loving [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Feb 16, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping your child develop healthy self-esteem

Healthy Self Esteem is important. Children who feel good about themselves are better set for success socially and academically. Healthy self-esteem helps children gain in confidence, face challenges, enjoy successes and cope with disappointments or mistakes.   Give your children choices: While we desire our children to follow directions and this is an important skill [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Thu, Feb 8, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|