Category Early Childhood

Cabinet Corner: Early Childhood

Much of the work done at Oakland Schools centers around children who are actually of school age – those in kindergarten through high school. But there’s a huge part of Oakland County’s population that are too young to be in school, yet, could really benefit from some extra resources. That’s where Oakland Schools Early Childhood […]

Register for Oakland Schools’ innovative STEM Summer Camp for middle schoolers

Registration is now open for middle school students looking to participate in a hands-on, project-based learning program centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camp is grade-specific and enables students to experience culinary arts, engineering, health sciences, information technology, robotics and visual imaging. Students will also have the opportunity to visit STEM-related programs […]

Ask the Pre-K Lady: How to deal with Daylight Savings Time sleep routines

Like Super Nanny before the TV show, Clark Kent before the comic strip, Sasha Fierce back when Beyonce needed a last name and Bigfoot, to this day, the true identity of the Pre-K Lady is unknown.   Is she one person or many? Is she even a she? Is she – he – virtual or real?  Perhaps […]

Beginning Preschool or Kindergarten: Easing the Transition

Congratulations! You and your child are beginning an exciting year! Each child adjusts to school in his or her own way. Some children act no different or are thrilled to be a “big kid” who goes to school. It is not unusual, though, that these very same children may cry or cling to mom or […]

Practical suggestions for starting school

School may have already started, but these practical suggestions could still help your young son/daughter (and you!) navigate the beginning with more ease. Here are some tried-and-true tips collected from parents and teachers over the years: A full-sized backpack with your child’s name on it. No scarves, stocking caps or clothing with long strings. These […]

The Three Rs – Relationship, Relationship, Relationship

Kellye R. Wood, director of Early Childhood for Oakland Schools, offers advice on how teachers can better build relationships with students as we move into the new school year.  What is one of our main “jobs” as educators at the beginning of the school year? It is to build relationships. Why? Because learning is ultimately […]