Archive for October, 2015

Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool Celebrate PA’s Promise for Children Month

Preschool and Pre-K children at Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc. made place mats to celebrate PA’s Promise for Children Month.

The place mats will be placed on tables at Lena’s Cafe in Altoona beginning Friday October 30th at lunchtime. (more…)

Awareness Ribbons Mark Importance of Early Learning in Pike County

In celebration of PA’s Promise for Children Month, Luann Genovas of R.E.E.CH.E., presented the Delaware Valley School District Superintendent, Dr. John Bell, and the director of Secondary Education, Dr. Peg Schafer with a PA’s Promise Awareness Ribbon. Both agreed to wear all week. (more…)

Westmoreland County Partners Celebrate PA’s Promise for Children

Westmoreland County celebrates ‪#‎PAPromise‬ month – which is all about celebrating the young children in our lives and the families, teachers, and leaders that help them reach their promise through quality early education.

The United Way of Westmoreland County were honored to receive a proclamation from Westmoreland County Commissioners Tyler Courtney, Charles Anderson and Ted Kopas! (more…)

Handprint quilt back on display in Tunkhannock

Saturday’s first annual ‘Quilt and Artisan’ walk in Tunkhannock featured a litany of unique quilts of all sorts of colors, sizes, and patterns, but one particular quilt, made by the combined effort of more than 100 people had an especially unique story. (more…)

Wyoming County Partnerships Aid Preschoolers and Families to Welcome Fall

The Wyoming County H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Area Needs for Diverse Early Child Care/Education Services) held its annual Fall Festival at the TASD administration building on October 15, 2015. The event, which coincided with parent-teacher conferences at the school, is an open house event where families (more…)

Following their dreams in Washington County

Washington County PA Pre-K Counts children are looking toward the future.

Over 200 PA Pre-K Counts children in Washington County celebrated PA’s Promise for Children month by sharing their future plans. (more…)

Greene Co. Pre-K Counts Classrooms Dream Big

The PA Pre-K Counts students from Community Action Southwest have big plans for their future!

As part of PA’s Promise for Children Month, pre-K children from Central Greene, Jefferson Morgan and West Greene School Districts  shared what they wanted to be when they grow up.

Here’s some pictures from our future doctors, zoo keepers, construction workers, princesses and more!

Healthy Way to Grow Program Recognizes Local Child Care Centers for Commitment to Improving Young Children’s Heart Health

Thirty child care centers across Lackawanna and Luzerne counties have been making child wellness a priority this past year as part of their participation in Healthy Way to Grow, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Nemours. Four of those centers are now (more…)

Kindergarten, Here I Am Book Lists

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January Books for Kindergartners

  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Bears by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak
  • Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola
  • The Doorman by Edward Grimm
  • Rainbows by David Whitfield
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
  • Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats

January Books for Kindergartners


February Books Kindergartners

  • How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
  • Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth by Jane Yolen
  • One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George
  • Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong
  • Penguins! by Gail Gibbons
  • If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor
  • Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook by Barbara Park
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

february books for kindergartners


March Books for Kindergartners

  • Curious George Takes a Job by H. A. Rey
  • The Biggest Job of All by Harriet Ziefert
  • One Mole Digging A Hole by Julia Donaldson
  • 1, 2, 3 Peas by Keith Baker
  • Today is Monday by Eric Carle
  • Just Wacky! by Andy Griffiths
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss
  • I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and other stories by Dr. Seuss

March Books Kindergartners


April Books for Kindergartners

  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • Three Pebbles and a Song by Eileen Spinelli
  • A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting
  • Families by Susan Kuklin.
  • What in the World is an Inch? by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
  • What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward
  • Counting Our Way to Maine by Maggie Smith
  • How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen


April Books for Kindergartners


May Books for Kindergartners

  • Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
  • This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
  • Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
  • Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay
  • Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
  • On The Farm by David Elliott

may books for Kindergartners


June Books for Kindergartners

  • S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
  • Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game by Mary Elting
  • Magic Shapes by Patrick George
  • Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
  • The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
  • Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
  • Sofa Boy by Scott Langteau
  • One Two Three PULL! by Sophie Schmid and Sabine Praml


July Books for Kindergartners

  • Popcorn! by Elaine Landau
  • Popcorn by Frank Asch
  • The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andeasen
  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  • Pop! A Book About Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Bubble Trouble by Joy N. Hulme
  • Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah Dooley
  • The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

July Books for Kindergartners


August Books for Kindergartners

  • The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg
  • With Love, Little Red Hen by Alma Flor Ada
  • Me On the Map by Joan Sweeney
  • Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy
  • The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
  • My Mouth Is a Volcano! By Julia Cook
  • I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

August books for Kindergartners


September books for Kindergartners

  • Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer
  • Monster Mess! by Margery Cuyler and S.D. Schindler
  • Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! by Susan Meyers and David Walker
  • The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
  • The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus, Jose Areugo, and Ariane Dewey
  • Polly’s Running Away Book by Frances Thomas and Sally Gardner
  • How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Majorie Lisovskis

September books for Kindergartners


October Books for Kindergartners

  • Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
  • Pizza, Pigs and Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
  • Is Your Mama a Llama? by Steven Kellogg
  • Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • Fooling Ewe by Mike Demers
  • Fishing Into Potato Salad by Othen Donald Dale Cummings

October Books for Kindergartners


November Books for Kindergartners

  • The ABC Mystery by Doug Cushman
  • A Mountain Alphabet by Margriet Ruurs
  • Rhinoceros Tap by Sandra Boynton
  • Flamingos on the Roof by Calef Brown
  • The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  • It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas
  • A Circle Here, A Square There by David Diehl
  • Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

November Books for Kindergartners


December Books for Kindergartners

  • The Trouble with Cauliflower by Jane Sutton
  • Spiky, Slimy, Smooth: What Is Texture? by Jan Brocket
  • The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  • Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Big Suprise by Maj Lindman
  • Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons and Megan Lloyd
  • Snow Bears by Martin Waddell
  • Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins
  • Sort it out by Barbara Mariconda and Sherry Rogers

December books for Kindergartners


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Kindergarten, Here I Come Book Lists

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January Books for Preschoolers

  • Hide and Seek by Janet Wong
  • Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies
  • And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Snow Friends by Christina Butler
  • The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett
  • Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame

January Books for Preschoolers


February Books for Preschoolers

  • I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
  • Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
  • Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti, Jr.
  • Quack and Count by Keith Baker
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.
  • When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
  • Telephone by Mac Barnett
  • Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

February Books for Preschoolers


March Books for Preschoolers

  • The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia
  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
  • So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
  • When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
  • Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson
  • Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
  • One Watermelon Seed by by Celia Lottridge
  • Big and Little by Steve Jenkins

March Books for Preschoolers


April Books for Preschoolers

  • How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen
  • If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty
  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street by Astrid Lindgren
  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
  • SuperDuper Teddy by Johanna Hurwitz
  • Lunch by Denise Fleming

April Books for Preschoolers


May Books for Preschoolers

  • The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Duncan Edwards
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Mrs. McNosh Hangs up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
  • The Flea’s Sneeze by Karla Firehammer
  • Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! by Marilyn Burns
  • Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore

may books for preschoolers


June Books for Preschoolers

  • Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow
  • Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
  • Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone
  • Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins
  • Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
  • The Best Bug Parade by Stuart J. Murphy
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood and Don Wood


July Books for Preschoolers

  • Sorting through Spring by Lizann Flatt
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
  • Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car by Eileen Christelow
  • Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch & Dusan Petricic
  • Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
  • Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K. Mann

July Books for Preschoolers


August Books for Preschoolers

  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Dear Panda by Miriam Latimer
  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  • Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham
  • And Everyone Shouted, “Pull!” by Claire Llewellyn
  • Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling by Geoff Waring
  • Lengthy, The Long, Long Dog by Syd Hoff
  • Big Dog…Little Dog by P.D. Eastman

August Books for Preschoolers


September Books for Preschoolers

  • It is Night by Phyllis Rowand
  • The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
  • One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt
  • 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet
  • Mrs. McNosh and the Giant Squash by Sarah Weeks
  • Put it on the list by Kristen Darbyshire
  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • Say Please, Little Bear by Peter Bentley

September books for preschoolers


October Books for Preschoolers

  • One Smart Goose by Caroline Jayne Church
  • Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
  • Quack and Count by Keith Baker
  • Counting Our Way to Maine by Maggie Smith
  • Bark George by Jules Feiffer
  • When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic
  • What’s Opposite by Stephen Swinburne
  • You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang

October Books for Preschoolers


November Books for Preschoolers

  • The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews
  • Betty Bunny by Michael Kaplan and Stephane Jorisch
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell
  • Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale
  • Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna

Want to help your preschooler learn? Can't resist a book? Here's a list of books that will help your child learn skills necessary for kindergarten!


December books for Preschoolers

  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  • Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley and Peter J. Thornton
  • Shapes All Over Town byTonka and Victoria Hickle
  • What Magnets Can Do by Allan Fowler
  • The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
  • Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillian
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
  • Miss Spider’s ABC by David Kirk

December books for preschoolers


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