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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Speaking of infants and toddlers...

I just returned from the annual NAEYC convention. This year it was held in Chicago and it was a big event. I had the opportunity of spending time in the Discount School Supply booth with the new product I wrote, POCET-Infants & Toddlers. It was engaging and thought-provoking for me to talk to so many caregivers who spend their days caring for the youngest of our citizens. During the past 6 months, I have spent so much time on infant and toddler issues that it was wonderful to have enough background knowledge to have an intelligent conversation. I do hope that POCET will help caregivers provide quality care for those dear little ones.


At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an early childhood major I am interested in topics relating to young children. Because it was used in the University of Utah lab school and now through your literacy class I am familiar with POCET preschool and would like to investigate POCET infant and toddler. While I don't plan to be a childcare provider I will be working with young children and everything that affects them before and during their time in public school will play a role in their behavior and ability in my classroom. Thank you for all you do for our children!
Lisa Jackson (TL 6220 student)

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Julie said...

I really like the POCET. I love all of the developmentally appropriate activity ideas it comes with. I've used some of these ideas in my class (LG3:new word of the day, LG5: new word grab bag, and of course multiple step directions). These activities are fun and engaging :) Plus, they were a hit with my class. I'm really interested in teaching 2nd 3rd grade though. Have you thought of coming out with a POCET for older grades? You should! Thanks for all you do for young children. I wish all early childhood educators knew about POCET.
Julie Snyder

At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really interested in what these packets are all about. I have 15 nieces and I am sure some of their parents would love to buy such a tool. Is this available for purchase? I would love to hear more about it!
Lindsay Vanbrocklin
TL 2330 Child Lit.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Lauren Bigelow said...

After becoming familiar with the POCET through the lab school at the U and now with tutoring through our cohort class. I think it would be so interesting to see the POCET for the infants and toddlers and what kind of activites and information it provides. I think it is such a great idea to create one for the infants and toddlers. I bet so many parents would benefit from such an informational resource and love to be able to use it with their children. I agree with Julie and think it would be interesting to see one for the older ages of early childhood.
Lauren Bigelow (TL 5131)

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years back I worked as a two year old preschool teacher. I was given no assessment guides to follow that year, and I would've loved something like the infant- toddler POCET to use with those children. I am interested to see what activities you have to increase literacy skills, as well as how you assess this at such an early age. I'm sure this is a very powerful resource, and I hope that many other educators hear about this and take advantage.
Erin Black (TL 6220 student)

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its great that you have come out with an infant and toddler POCET. I am really interested to learn more about it and maybe even purchase it for myself. As an educator, and knowing that soon I will be a parent I want to make sure that I will be able to have activities that me or my husband can work on with our child. I think POCET is great because the activities are so fun and enjoyable for the child, it doesn't make them feel like they are having to do work, even though they are. POCET has been really helpful in planning different literacy activities that I can use in the field. Thanks!
Kristen Logan ( TL 5131 )

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first heard of the POCET for infants and toddlers, I wondered when I personally would use it because I don't plan on being with infants and toddlers. But I now realize this would be helpful for parents who want to see where their own children are and where they should be. I really like the POCET for ages 3-5 because the assessments and checklists are simple and everything is in developmentally appropriate order! Thanks!
Brittany (TL 5131)

At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is really great how much you care about children and their education. It is great that you have developed this program to help parents and care givers help the young ones. Something like this would have been really great to have when my children were younger.
Debbie G.
TL 2330

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Just as Lisa said I have also always been interested in Pre-K. I Used to teach at a daycare in Orem where I think this assessment would be extremely helpful to a lot of the teachers down there. It is hard to know what is developmentally appropriate when you have absolutely no training in early childhood and the POCET would be a great resource for them to check out and use on a daily basis. I am so glad that there is someone out there who cares enough to write up a whole program for children in pre-school, it is great! Thanks for all you do!
Jamie Knudsen TL6220

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is great to see you taking such an active roll is the development of young children. I wish you the best of luck with your POCET program.

Michelle b (2330 section #1)

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard of POCET products before, but they sound really interesting. I don't have a lot of experience with preschool children, but I'm interested in learning more about what this product offers young children. I've read the other comments about these materials, and it sounds like everyone seems to be excited about them. I'd love to learn more about POCET.
Katie Nielsen
TL 2330

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

I took your children's lit class in Spring '06. I was wondering if POCET has something for parents who don't need the whole classroom set, but a checklist and details on how to assess their children. For children who don't attend childcare it would be nice for parents to have some of the same tools. Do you know where to find something like this?
-Nicole Bradley, HDFS major

At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am wondering the same as the previous person mentioned:  wondering if POCET has a developmental checklist/details on assessing their own children. I will be homeschooling my 3 yr old daughters this term and would like to make sure we're progressing appropriately. Will the POCET kit work for us? thanks! angie


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