Elevating Early Childhood

Do Kids Need Calendar Time In Preschool?

Episode Summary

Is calendar time necessary in the preschool classroom? Find out in today's episode!

Episode Notes

Hello everyone, Vanessa here! 

I'm suuuuper excited to have you over again for another fun episode of Elevating Early Childhood.

Today, I'll be discussing calendar time in preschool.

As you know, calendar time in the preschool classroom can be challenging (for quite a few reasons). 

And the big question about it often is: To do calendar or not to do calendar?

And I am here to answer it for you!

Yes friends, today, we're tackling the big calendar time debate!


Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Calendar: To do or not to do? (00:00)

Ever heard of cognitive dissonance? (02:12)

Let's go back to 1992 (05:02)

The linear calendar (07:19)

What to do if you don't teach using calendar (14:03)

What if I have to do calendar because my director or principal says so? (17:24)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- More calendar time tips here.

- Get your linear calendar kit here.

- Get your editable picture schedule cards here.

- Get your at-home daily picture schedule here.

- Read Good Intentions Gone Awry here.

- Learn more about how to make calendar time meaningful here.


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