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by Administrator | April 28, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Emalee, lead early preschool teacher at Tutor Time in Andover, MN. She worked in child care during her years in high school and attended Iowa State University in Ames where she studied child, adult and family services and early childhood. Read our Q&A with Emalee to learn more about her background and interests! […]

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by Administrator | April 27, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

What spicy words have you used today? At Tutor Time preschoolers are learning fun and powerful new ways to express themselves with surprisingly sophisticated vocabulary. Words like enormous, creeping and fierce are celebrated as children first discover, then try out newly acquired expressions. “Children need to have a rich and robust oral language vocabulary in […]

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by Administrator | April 26, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How soon is too soon to learn about collaboration?  Most babies get their first inkling of teamwork by the time they’re 6 months old, old enough to enjoy a rousing exchange of peek-a-boo. “From our earliest years, collaboration builds our critical thinking capabilities and introduces us to different ways of solving a problem as we […]

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by Administrator | April 24, 2017 | Holiday Activities

How many of these intergalactic facts do you know? Click the image to view printable PDF.

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by Administrator | April 19, 2017 | Holiday Activities

Go green this Earth Day and make adorable turtle herb planters using recycled empty fruit cups! Materials: Cleaned empty fruit cup Green paint Paintbrush Potting Soil Hot glue gun Green pom poms (one large, four small) Wiggly eyes Herb seeds Instructions: Paint inside of the fruit cup green Using hot glue, place the large green […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 5, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Can you think of one single activity that you can do with your toddler, preschooler, or school-age child that includes experiences in math, science, and reading, and builds confidence all at the same time? You don’t need to be an expert in child care education to implement this amazing learning experience—all you need is a […]

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