Wenham, MA (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
The Adventures of Scuba Jack's newly launched affiliate website, Pre-School Planet, has created professional development courses designed to provide educators with resources and continuing education designed to improve their efficiency and efficacy in the classroom. Early childhood educators shape the way young learners approach learning and groom them for future success.
Research has shown that children who receive a quality preschool education are more successful, not only in their academic careers, but also in life. The years between birth and age five are critical to the development of physical, emotional, social and educational skills in our children. With a solid, high quality preschool education, children are more likely to develop a love of learning, less likely to need special educational services, less likely to stay back a grade and less likely to drop out of high school. It is Early Childhood Education that helps children succeed in formal schooling and achieve in life.
So what does all this mean? It means our early childhood educators are more important than ever before. If 90% of our brains are developed between the ages of 0 and 6, then shouldn't we put a great deal more emphasis on this age group? Some education officials are going as far as to say that school systems offering pre-K programs should put their best and brightest teachers with their youngest students. To insure the quality of the educators and the techniques and procedures they employ, most states now require that preschool teachers complete a certain number of continuing education hours annually in order to maintain their certification.
Early Childhood Educators now have a new option when searching for professional development courses that will allow them to comply with recertification requirements. The Adventures of Scuba Jack, creators of premier educational DVDs for preschoolers, has created and launched Pre-School Planet, a website that offers on-line seminars for pre-school teachers in accordance with continuing education standards. Pre-School Planet allows educators to download a text based seminar and complete an exam designed to test understanding of the concepts presented. Upon successful completion of the exam, educators will be mailed a Certificate of Completion equivalent to one hour of training. Our mission is to provide essential tools that help teachers create learning environments that engage students and offer significant opportunities to develop knowledge.
Teachers play an important role in children's development by caring for them when their parents are at work and providing the foundation for all future learning. They are responsible for organizing activities and implementing curriculum that stimulates children's physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. Early childhood educators help children explore individual interests, develop independence, build self esteem, learn how to get along with others and prepare for more formal schooling. The seminars created by Pre-School Planet provide teachers with proven methods, teaching practices and strategies that will enhance their skills and abilities and allow them to create a learning environment
Pre-School Planet’s first seminar “Stop and Think”, based on theories and practices formerly known as Time Out, is now available for purchase and download. Seminars can be purchased by individuals or in bulk by Directors of preschool facilities wishing to have their entire staff complete their continuing education requirements. For more information visit http://www.adventuresofscubajack.com/pre_school_planet.php.
Teachers searching for new ways to engage, entertain and educate their students while creating a safe and successful environment will find that The Adventures of Scuba Jack and Preschool Planet offer a wide range of tools and materials. For more information visit http://www.adventuresofscubajack.com.