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  1. Hi, Paula! I just found your site through Pinterest and I love it! I taught Pre-K for many years in a private daycare facility. I decided to return to school and have just graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to following your blog and using some of your wonderful ideas! Thank you!

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  2. So nice to meet you Mary! It sounds like we have similar backgrounds. Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck to you on your new adventure in early childhood!

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  3. Hello! I just found your site through Pinterest and your lovely shape drawing packet. Thank you for sharing that! I have a BA in Music Ed but have been teaching preschool/Pre-K for 14 years now. I feel like it is my true calling :) I will be following your blog and am happy to find someone with a passion for the preschooler, too.

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  4. Thank you Miss Shelli and you are most welcome! I'm so glad you found your true calling. Preschoolers are so much fun! With all the singing we do in pre-k I'm sure your music background comes in very handy! Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to meet you!

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  6. Paula, what helped you decided to go back to preschool? I've been teaching preschool for a while now and am considering going back to school to get my credentials, so I can teach Kindergarten. I'm conflicted, because I do have a passion for preschool and the freedom I have in my classroom and curriculum. Any advise would be appreciated :)

    Looking forward to reading and following your blog

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  7. Hi Nathalie, so nice to meet you! I worked in daycare, preschools, and ran my own daycare in my home for a total of about 11 years. During that time, I worked with children from birth to school age. One day, one of the parents of my students made the comment that I should go back to school to become a teacher. I had never really thought about it, I was married and a mother of 3 young boys. Nervously, I decided to go for it! I knew I loved working with kids. Why not get paid more to do what I love?! My hope at the time was to get hired by a school district with a preschool program. After I graduated, I was offered a 1st grade position. I had done my student teaching in 1st grade and liked it a lot so I accepted the offer. I taught 1st grade for 3 years until my school needed an extra kindergarten teacher for 1 year. My principal asked me to change grade levels for that year. I knew I liked kindergarten children too so I was excited for the change. During that year, my school decided to start a preschool program the following year. This is what I had been waiting for! For me, it would be hard to go back to the upper grade levels. I absolutely LOVE preschool! I agree with you that there are more freedoms with curriculum in preschool. I would recommend you getting a degree in Early Childhood. You might not know which grade level is your favorite until you have the chance to teach a few different ones. There's my story, I hope it helped! Good luck to you!

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