Certificate in Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Online Course

Learn how to come up with creative and balanced preschool lesson plans for every month of the school year.

Certificate in Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Online Course

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Gain Practical Tips on How to be an Effective Preschool Teacher

If you've been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers have.  You've probably wondered how to structure your days to make the most of the way they learn. Up to now, crafting original and inspiring lesson plans may have been a daunting task, but not for much longer!

In this Certificate in Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Online Course, you'll get equipped with a solid lesson plan template and lots of interchangeable activities to choose from—plenty of inspiration to take you and your students from September to May.  You'll learn over 100 circle-discussion, art, literacy, fine and large motor skill, science, and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away. Then you can adopt the ideas just as they are or tweak them slightly to fit a variety of themes. Either way, you'll have ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans. Whether you're already teaching or you're just investigating a career as an early childhood educator, you're sure to find the right mix of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips in this six-week course

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Engaging Our Students

 Have you ever thought about teaching children aged 2 to 5? Or maybe you already are and just want some fun, creative ideas to help you reach these students on their level. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to discover what preschool teaching is all about, what the typical preschooler is like, and the skills we need to cultivate to be successful teachers.  It’s a privilege to educate children at this age because these are the formative years that set the stage for all the K-12 learning to follow.

Developing Compelling Lessons, Part I

 A lot of people mistakenly think that preschool teaching is all about art projects and snack time. Nothing could be further from the truth—the best preschool classrooms are structured around solid, balanced lesson plans that challenge and motivate students to learn something new every day. In this lesson, we’ll use my trusty lesson plan template, and we’ll discuss its first four components—themes, circle discussions, literacy activities, and songs and fingerplays

Developing Compelling Lessons, Part II

 Now that you know the first four components of our lesson plan template, are you ready to meet the rest? A balanced lesson plan also includes art projects, number sense activities, large and fine motor skill activities, dramatic play, and science and discovery time. I know that sounds like a lot of activities to do during the week, but we’ll be mixing it up every day to provide a balance of activities that stretch students’ minds. See how we do just that in this lesson.

September: Starting School

 There’s something about going back to school in September. For us, it’s an exciting time of year because we get to meet our new students. But students often have a lot of anxiety about going back to school. So in today’s lesson, we’ll talk about smart strategies to make the classroom transition easy on them. We’ll also discuss some of my favorite activities built around the All About Me and My Family theme. This theme will take us through the first week of school, and we’ll use it as a springboard to design all the other activities to fill that week’s lesson plan template.

October: Having a Scary Good Time

 October is a month of spooks and scares, but that doesn’t mean that our lesson plans need to be in horrifying shape. On the contrary, October lends itself to some fun lesson plans around the Halloween theme. That’s just what we’ll be discussing today—are you ready to craft a week’s worth of lessons around this spooktacular holiday? We’ll discuss everything from the books to the art projects and dramatic play that complement Halloween.

November: Being Thankful for Learning

 November is the month when we take some time to consider all that we have and how grateful we are for the wonderful things in our life. And in today’s lesson, we’ll build a week’s worth of lesson plans around the Thanksgiving theme. Complete with science activities, fine and large motor skill ideas, and number sense activities, we’ll fill in our Thanksgiving week with a balance of educational and fun projects.

December: Celebrating Around the World

 If November is a month for being thankful, December is a month for grand-scale celebration. In this lesson, we’ll craft a week’s worth of lesson plans around the theme of Celebrations Around the World. We’ll discover wonderful books, circle discussions, dramatic play ideas, and art projects that help us celebrate diversity and cultural exploration.

January: Making the Most of Winter

 Whether you live in a snowy climate or sunny Florida, you can probably appreciate the joys of winter. And that’s the theme we’ll plan a week’s worth of lessons around for January. You’ll be able to build your own winter wonderland at school with lesson plan ideas that incorporate number sense, discovery, games, and art projects. No passport necessary!

February: Loving the Classroom

 It’s always great to get a valentine, and Valentine’s Day is a fantastic time to incorporate some heart into the preschool classroom. Today we’ll create a week’s worth of Valentine’s themed lesson plans. Covering everything from heart-y recipes to exciting art, number, and letter projects, we’ll create a balanced lesson plan that won’t leave you seeing red.

March: Making Our Own Weather Report

March is often when we notice the sunshine and puffy clouds in the sky. That makes March the perfect time to plan a weather-themed week. In today’s lesson, we’ll do just that—craft literacy, number sense, science, and motor skill activities around the weather. As we build balanced lesson plans in our trusty template, we just might see the lightning bolt of inspiration strike!

April: Going Down to the Farm

 April showers do lead to May flowers, but one of my favorite themes in April is all about the farm. Since spring is a time that brings birth and renewal in the natural world, what better time to teach students about animals and outdoor life? In today’s lesson, we’ll craft a variety of farm and animal-themed lesson plans that include art projects, science and discovery time, number activities, and circle discussions.

May: Celebrating Mom

May is the perfect time to pay tribute to some of our favorite people: the moms who love us. In today’s lesson, we’ll develop a week’s worth of lesson plans around Mother’s Day crafts, activities, games, books, and art projects that help us appreciate Mom. As we walk through these ideas, I’m sure you’ll remember all over again why moms are so integral to students’ success.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


I really enjoyed this course! The instructor was amazing- she was extremely helpful and her lessons were easy to understand and very thorough!

I have taught middle school for several years, but this year I switched to teaching preschool ( a 3 year old class). I found several things in this class that will help me in preparing for next year and made me feel more at ease with the little ones. Thank you!

I really enjoyed the class. As a kindergarten teacher for the past 15 years, I found the class full of refreshing ideas and thank you for the fun and exciting activities and songs.

My favorite class so far! I have learned so much that I can use in my preschool lesson planning.

I so enjoyed this class. It was to the point, informative and so in line with me. Thank you for not stressing me out after a long day of work.

This was my favorite class so far! I have learned so much in this course and taken away so many lesson plan ideas as well. I was glad to see that we have a lot of similar ideas and teaching methods in common; it makes me feel more confident in my teaching and feels like I am doing a good job.

The course was definitely enlightening and provided great information to use in the future. I would recommend anyone teaching the preschool through kindergarten years to take the course...Thank you for the time it took to prepare the lessons.

The instructor was helpful and always available. Her lessons were organized and easy to read. Supplementary materials were included that were extremely helpful and provided great additions to our learning, not to mention wonderful resources for future use. I would definitely recommend this course and instructor to any preschool teacher, brand new to the field or highly experienced.

Thank you so very much for compiling so much information into a six week course. I didn't feel over-loaded with information, but I certainly came away with over-flowing ideas. I think that your class is quite possibly the most practical and useful class I have ever taken in my teaching career. I am a stay-at-home-mom of 4 little boys, so as you can imagine my time is limited. I always looked forward to your lessons and am thankful for all the work you have put forth to make it such a complete class. I wish you all the best!

I can not even begin to tell you what this class has done for me. I was very disappointed that my school had closed this past spring. I couldn't find another job I was interested in, so I decided to take this class. I have enjoyed it so much that I am going to continue on and redo my whole year of lesson plans and be ready to go for a new job, hopefully next fall. Your plans are educational, fun and exciting and I can't wait to use them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Gain Practical Tips on How to be an Effective Preschool Teacher

If you've been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers have.  You've probably wondered how to structure your days to make the most of the way they learn. Up to now, crafting original and inspiring lesson plans may have been a daunting task, but not for much longer!

In this Certificate in Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Online Course, you'll get equipped with a solid lesson plan template and lots of interchangeable activities to choose from—plenty of inspiration to take you and your students from September to May.  You'll learn over 100 circle-discussion, art, literacy, fine and large motor skill, science, and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away. Then you can adopt the ideas just as they are or tweak them slightly to fit a variety of themes. Either way, you'll have ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans. Whether you're already teaching or you're just investigating a career as an early childhood educator, you're sure to find the right mix of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips in this six-week course

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Engaging Our Students

 Have you ever thought about teaching children aged 2 to 5? Or maybe you already are and just want some fun, creative ideas to help you reach these students on their level. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to discover what preschool teaching is all about, what the typical preschooler is like, and the skills we need to cultivate to be successful teachers.  It’s a privilege to educate children at this age because these are the formative years that set the stage for all the K-12 learning to follow.

Developing Compelling Lessons, Part I

 A lot of people mistakenly think that preschool teaching is all about art projects and snack time. Nothing could be further from the truth—the best preschool classrooms are structured around solid, balanced lesson plans that challenge and motivate students to learn something new every day. In this lesson, we’ll use my trusty lesson plan template, and we’ll discuss its first four components—themes, circle discussions, literacy activities, and songs and fingerplays

Developing Compelling Lessons, Part II

 Now that you know the first four components of our lesson plan template, are you ready to meet the rest? A balanced lesson plan also includes art projects, number sense activities, large and fine motor skill activities, dramatic play, and science and discovery time. I know that sounds like a lot of activities to do during the week, but we’ll be mixing it up every day to provide a balance of activities that stretch students’ minds. See how we do just that in this lesson.

September: Starting School

 There’s something about going back to school in September. For us, it’s an exciting time of year because we get to meet our new students. But students often have a lot of anxiety about going back to school. So in today’s lesson, we’ll talk about smart strategies to make the classroom transition easy on them. We’ll also discuss some of my favorite activities built around the All About Me and My Family theme. This theme will take us through the first week of school, and we’ll use it as a springboard to design all the other activities to fill that week’s lesson plan template.

October: Having a Scary Good Time

 October is a month of spooks and scares, but that doesn’t mean that our lesson plans need to be in horrifying shape. On the contrary, October lends itself to some fun lesson plans around the Halloween theme. That’s just what we’ll be discussing today—are you ready to craft a week’s worth of lessons around this spooktacular holiday? We’ll discuss everything from the books to the art projects and dramatic play that complement Halloween.

November: Being Thankful for Learning

 November is the month when we take some time to consider all that we have and how grateful we are for the wonderful things in our life. And in today’s lesson, we’ll build a week’s worth of lesson plans around the Thanksgiving theme. Complete with science activities, fine and large motor skill ideas, and number sense activities, we’ll fill in our Thanksgiving week with a balance of educational and fun projects.

December: Celebrating Around the World

 If November is a month for being thankful, December is a month for grand-scale celebration. In this lesson, we’ll craft a week’s worth of lesson plans around the theme of Celebrations Around the World. We’ll discover wonderful books, circle discussions, dramatic play ideas, and art projects that help us celebrate diversity and cultural exploration.

January: Making the Most of Winter

 Whether you live in a snowy climate or sunny Florida, you can probably appreciate the joys of winter. And that’s the theme we’ll plan a week’s worth of lessons around for January. You’ll be able to build your own winter wonderland at school with lesson plan ideas that incorporate number sense, discovery, games, and art projects. No passport necessary!

February: Loving the Classroom

 It’s always great to get a valentine, and Valentine’s Day is a fantastic time to incorporate some heart into the preschool classroom. Today we’ll create a week’s worth of Valentine’s themed lesson plans. Covering everything from heart-y recipes to exciting art, number, and letter projects, we’ll create a balanced lesson plan that won’t leave you seeing red.

March: Making Our Own Weather Report

March is often when we notice the sunshine and puffy clouds in the sky. That makes March the perfect time to plan a weather-themed week. In today’s lesson, we’ll do just that—craft literacy, number sense, science, and motor skill activities around the weather. As we build balanced lesson plans in our trusty template, we just might see the lightning bolt of inspiration strike!

April: Going Down to the Farm

 April showers do lead to May flowers, but one of my favorite themes in April is all about the farm. Since spring is a time that brings birth and renewal in the natural world, what better time to teach students about animals and outdoor life? In today’s lesson, we’ll craft a variety of farm and animal-themed lesson plans that include art projects, science and discovery time, number activities, and circle discussions.

May: Celebrating Mom

May is the perfect time to pay tribute to some of our favorite people: the moms who love us. In today’s lesson, we’ll develop a week’s worth of lesson plans around Mother’s Day crafts, activities, games, books, and art projects that help us appreciate Mom. As we walk through these ideas, I’m sure you’ll remember all over again why moms are so integral to students’ success.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

I really enjoyed this course! The instructor was amazing- she was extremely helpful and her lessons were easy to understand and very thorough!

I have taught middle school for several years, but this year I switched to teaching preschool ( a 3 year old class). I found several things in this class that will help me in preparing for next year and made me feel more at ease with the little ones. Thank you!

I really enjoyed the class. As a kindergarten teacher for the past 15 years, I found the class full of refreshing ideas and thank you for the fun and exciting activities and songs.

My favorite class so far! I have learned so much that I can use in my preschool lesson planning.

I so enjoyed this class. It was to the point, informative and so in line with me. Thank you for not stressing me out after a long day of work.

This was my favorite class so far! I have learned so much in this course and taken away so many lesson plan ideas as well. I was glad to see that we have a lot of similar ideas and teaching methods in common; it makes me feel more confident in my teaching and feels like I am doing a good job.

The course was definitely enlightening and provided great information to use in the future. I would recommend anyone teaching the preschool through kindergarten years to take the course...Thank you for the time it took to prepare the lessons.

The instructor was helpful and always available. Her lessons were organized and easy to read. Supplementary materials were included that were extremely helpful and provided great additions to our learning, not to mention wonderful resources for future use. I would definitely recommend this course and instructor to any preschool teacher, brand new to the field or highly experienced.

Thank you so very much for compiling so much information into a six week course. I didn't feel over-loaded with information, but I certainly came away with over-flowing ideas. I think that your class is quite possibly the most practical and useful class I have ever taken in my teaching career. I am a stay-at-home-mom of 4 little boys, so as you can imagine my time is limited. I always looked forward to your lessons and am thankful for all the work you have put forth to make it such a complete class. I wish you all the best!

I can not even begin to tell you what this class has done for me. I was very disappointed that my school had closed this past spring. I couldn't find another job I was interested in, so I decided to take this class. I have enjoyed it so much that I am going to continue on and redo my whole year of lesson plans and be ready to go for a new job, hopefully next fall. Your plans are educational, fun and exciting and I can't wait to use them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007TPS
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December

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