Introducing Preschool Cubby: Themes Designed with Standards in Mind!

Let's Face It - Lesson Planning is What You Do!

 (second only to interacting with your preschoolers)  

And this planning is often done alone, or with very little help.

.....and on your own personal time at home or during your lunch break.  

Well - all that is about to change!

I created Preschool Cubby, a monthly membership program, that will save you countless hours each week. How?

By creating a time-saving, lesson planning program, that includes:

  • 4 complete, week long themes with activities for ALL your classroom areas.
  • YOUR CHOICE of the 4 themes you want each month. 100% Flexibility!
  • Themes designed with common preschool standards in mind.
  • Time-saving downloadable guides and e-books to help you with planning ideas, classroom management resources, organization and adminstration.
  • A Teachers' Lounge Community Forum for you to network with other teachers like yourself to share ideas with - and, coming soon...
  • Monthly training on all things preschool - to help you plan for your classroom and grow in the field!  

And it's all located in a membership-only site, with your own private login, for fast and convenient access to all of your themes and resources.

Think of this as your very own Lesson Planning Butler!  

Introducing Preschool Cubby


Save time. Choose themes that interest your children, AND have common standards in mind!  

Preschool Cubby gives you everything you need to provide engaging and effective lesson plans: 

Save Your Sundays

Choose the 4 themes you want each month from an ever-growing selection — saving you countless hours of planning time each week.

Get Support

Teaching can feel isolating. Not anymore! Share ideas, challenges and successes with other teachers in the Teachers' Lounge.

Gather In Advance

The daily planning forms contain a list of the materials you’ll need to gather for each day so you can plan ahead!

Built-in Standards

Know exactly which skills your preschoolers are developing with each activity with my Preschool Plan It Standards.

Stay Organized

Each theme is broken down into completed weekly AND daily planning forms - and they are 100% editable by you!

Incredibly Easy

Your resources are available 24/7, whenever you need them! You can login anytime!

Here's What You'll Have Access To as a Preschool Cubby Member:

Preschool Themes

You'll choose 4 themes each month from an ever-growing collection:

  • All themes organized into editable weekly and daily planning forms
  • All themes aligned to my newly developed Preschool Standards
  • All themes include printable games and activities 


Teacher Resources  

A large selection of downloadable ebooks, guides and more, to help you in key areas:  

  • Activities & Planning
  • Classroom management
  • Working with preschoolers 
  • Organization & Administration  


Unlimited Access to the Teacher's Lounge  

A Community of teachers to network with:

  • Help and be helped
  • Share and ask for ideas
  • Share and brainstorm solutions to challenges
  • And so much more! 

 


Monthly Trainings  

I'm developing an ongoing series of trainings that will be available to all members! We don't want to ever stop learning...



-Here's More Detail About Each Part of Preschool Cubby-


1. Preschool Themes

4 Full-Week Themes Each Month That YOU Choose

When you login to your Member's Area, you'll have 4 "Theme Credits"  

Each theme credit can be used to unlock one theme of your choice, for a total of 4 each month.  

You'll then receive 4 more theme credits on the 1st of every month to choose 4 more themes!  

All of your themes will be safely stored in your own Personal Library for access and use at anytime. 

What are the theme choices? I'm glad you asked!  

Here's a partial list of the themes you'll find: (I add 2-4 new themes each month!)

5 Senses All About Me Apples Back To School Birthday Bugs & Insects Butterflies & Caterpillars Camping Carnivals Castles/Dragons Kings/Queens Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Cinco de Mayo Clothes Community Helpers Cookies Dental Health Dinosaurs Dr. Seuss Earth Day Easter Eric Carle Exercise & Fitness 

Fall Leaves Family Farm Fire Safety Frogs A "Frozen" Inspired Theme Fruit & Vegetables Gingerbread Groundhogs & Shadows Growing Flowers Hibernation Ice Ice Cream Jungle Mardi Gras Mice Mud New Year Nutrition Ocean Olympics Opposites 

Pajamas Pets Pies Pirates Planting Seeds Pond Life Pumpkin Quilts Rain Forest Reptiles Robots Rocks Snow Space Spiders Spring Summer Sun Teddy Bears Valentines Western Winter Worms 

Preschool Standards

Each and every activity is aligned to developmentally appropriate preschool standards that I developed.  

Below is a preview of the Standards page. I realize the print is small, but don't worry... You'll receive this as a full page download as a subsciber to Preschool Cubby!

Know That You Are Providing Your Preschoolers with the Skills They Truly Need

My standards were developed based on my study and research of commonly accepted and acknowledged frameworks, standards and preschool outcomes (including many individual U.S. State's and other country's frameworks - such as Head Start, EYLF, DRDP and my own established preschool standards). 

The result: Preschool Plan It Standards, shown above, that include 45 child outcomes!

These standards will help you know which age-appropriate skills you are helping your preschoolers develop with each activity, while providing a guide to help you determine which of YOUR required standards you are meeting.

Easily Aligned To Your Own Required Standards and Frameworks 

My Preschool Plan It Standards Conversion Chart (shown above) lists out my 45 child outcomes on the left. The columns to the right are editable--simply enter your own state or country equivalent standard in each space and save it!

Now, just refer to your saved Conversion Chart for easy reference for each theme!

A Completed Weekly Planning Form

Each theme includes a weekly planning form with all the activities listed. This is a “week at a glance” form which lists the activity names, organized by day, and the standards each activity meets, below it!

As in the example below, the numbers within the activity boxes are the references to my Preschool Plan It Standard that the activity is aligned to. 

Plus, each of the activity boxes are EDITABLE! This means you can cut, paste and move the activites to anywhere on the form! Or, delete an activity and type in your own to correspond with your own class or program events!

Save Countless Hours Each Week.

Each theme includes developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities for ALL of the classroom’s Interest Learning Centers .

Provides “proof of preschool learning” to administrators, parents and “powers that be”. 

We all know how important this is :) ("My child only plays in the block area all day.") 

Each activity is aligned to Preschool Plan It’s Standards, and the standard letter and number is listed on the weekly planning form under each activity.  

This makes it super easy for you to demonstrate the specific skills each activity is teaching. 

("In the block center, your child is developing his eye-hand coordination, learning to sort materials by different attributes, and inferring and predicting outcomes as he/she creates different sized structures.")

Completed Daily Planning Forms

Each day is then broken down into a daily planning form that lists the supplies needed, and detailed instructions on how to carry out each activity. And like the weekly planning form, the daily planning forms are also EDITABLE!

Cut Down on Prep Time.

As in the example above, each daily planning form contains a list of the materials and supplies you’ll need to gather for the day. No more last minute list of items to gather for the week or the day. Just gather the materials listed on each day’s planning form and you are ready to teach!

No More Preparing Substitute Teacher Packets (less guilt on your day off!)

Any substitute, assistant teacher or aide can look at the daily planning forms and know how to carry out each activity. 

Themed and Patterned Calendar Pieces

Each theme includes calendar pieces for the month with themed images! Some themes are AB patterns, some are ABC patterns and some more complex patterns.

Saves Time and Money.

No more purchasing or creating calendar pieces each month! Each theme comes with calendar pieces numbered 1-31 and a themed Month card. You print, laminate and use a dry-erase marker to write the month you are in. Erase and re-use anytime you run this theme throughout the year!

And remember, you are receiving 4 themes each month—that means 4 sets of monthly calendar pieces! You’ll never need to purchase another set!

Provide Hands-on Math Learning For Your Preschoolers.

Each set of calendar numbers is patterned to help your preschoolers develop the ability to identify, predict, create and extend simple patterns (a common Math standard element!) Just set these pieces out with a wall calendar and let your preschoolers explore and learn! (Some themes include AB patterns, some are ABC, others are ABCD, etc.)


File Folder Game

Each theme includes a file folder game with the pieces and instructions to create it! All you need is a file folder!

Saves Time and Money.

No more purchasing file folder books or searching for images to create your own! Use the pieces in each theme pack and you’ll be creating four file folder games a month! Laminated, you now have a plethora of games to choose from throughout the year!

Provides Fun, Hands-on Math and Literacy Learning For Your Preschoolers.

Each game focuses on a different math or literacy skill preschoolers need to learn. Each file folder game will vary in skill focus, from classifying, sorting or number recognition skills that support preschool math, to matching or letter recognition skills that support preschool literacy and language.


Playdough Recipe

Each theme comes with a playdough recipe card that includes ingredients and instructions.

Develops Your Preschoolers’ Math, Motor and Pre-Writing Skills.

Playdough is one of THE best activities to develop fine motor skills and strengthen hand muscles, which are pre-writing skills! In addition, making playdough WITH the children helps them develop measuring and counting skills.

New Playdough to Make Each Week! 

 With a different home-made playdough recipe in every theme, you’ll be able to make a different type of playdough each week!


Activity Mats

Each theme comes with an activity mat designed to improve a specific area of development.


Provide Hands-on, Creative Fun and Learning.

Each mat can be used with playdough, dry erase markers or items from around your classroom to help your children develop a variety of skills, while learning.

Each mat focuses on one specific area of development, such as fine motor development, rote or rational counting skills, letter recognition, eye-hand coordination, ability to identify and create shapes - and many other concepts.


Song Poster and Song Card

Each theme comes with a printable 8 X 10 song poster and corresponding 3 X 5 song card.

Provide Literacy Connections to Music.

Each poster has the words to a favorite preschool song with a few images added. Your preschoolers can “read” along as they sing!

Fill Your Unexpected (or expected!) Transition Times.

Each theme comes with a 3 X 5 song card of the same song in the poster. The card has the name of the song and a picture to help describe the song. 

Print and laminate each of these cards and put them on a ring or in a small can or box. When you have a few minutes you need to fill, or the children need some redirection (think of hand washing time or waiting to be picked up to go home!), just pull out your collection of song cards, pick one and sing your way through the transition!


2. Teacher Resources

The Teacher Resource section of the Membership Site contains a growing selection of downloadable ebooks & guides for you in 4 areas, including:  

Activities & Planning  

13 Math Activities  

38 Ways To Paint  

Transition Time Activities

Editable Weekly & Daily Planning Form Templates

Preschoolers 

Developmental Checklists  

Parent Conference Fall Interview 

Preschool-To-Kinder Readiness Packet

 

Organization and Administration

Teacher Workshop Log  

How To Conduct Preschool Tours 

Director's Annual Timeline (Editable)

 

Classroom Management  

Behavior Observation Forms  

Preschool Schedule Planning Forms 

Allergies In the Classroom

Circle Time Conversation Rules Poster 

 

PLUS...these Preschool Cubby Special Bonuses:  

20 Preschool Math Games Playdough Mats: ABCs and 123s Playdough Recipes Galore  

(A $27.50 Value!)  

These special bonus resources will help you save a massive amount of planning time all year long!


3. Teacher Lounge

A Community of teachers to network with where you can help and be helped!  

There are hundreds of other teachers here to share with and ask for ideas from, share and brainstorm solutions to challeges with, and more! Some of the topics we'll dive into together include: 

Theme and Planning

Interest Learning Centers & Classroom Environment Tips

Behavior Guidance

Growth and Development  

Special Needs

Working With Families

Professional Development Ideas

New Teacher Tips & Support 


4. Monthly Training

Video and other trainings* to help you continually develop your teaching skills, learn tips and tricks to help implement activities in your classroom, and stay updated on all of the latest best practices.

* Trainings will include a certificate of attendance. We do not issue CEUs directly. You will need to check with your state's (or country's) licensing division to determine if our online trainings qualify for official in-service training hours.


So, Let's Do a Quick Review of Everything You Get....  

As a Preschool Cubby Member, You'll Have 24/7 Access To:

4 Themes Each Month That YOU Choose, From a Large and Growing Library of Available Themes 

  • HUGE selection of themes Choose the ones you want each month so you can plan based on your preschoolers' interests
  • Activities aligned to my Preschool Standards Know which skills your preshoolers are developing when they participate in each activity 
  • Week at a Glance: Each theme organized into an editable weekly planning form - use as is or cut/paste and add to it!
  • Daily Details: Each theme organized into editable daily lesson planning forms
  • Materials List Each day's needed materials are listed on each daily plannng form
  • Themed File Folder Game 
  • Themed Activity Mat
  • Playdough Recipe
  • Song Poster & Song Card
  • Themed & Patterned Calendar Pieces

Downloadable Resources To Help You With Dozens of Topics:  

  • Activities & Planning E-books & guides on math activities, transition activities, painting activities and more  
  • Classroom Management Tools Behavior Observation Forms, Preschool Schedule Planning Packet, Circle Time Conversation Poster, and Allergies in the Classroom e-book  
  • Preschoolers Developmental Checklists, Fall Parent Conference Interview Packet, Kindergarten Readiness Packet  
  • Administration & Organization Annual Workshop Teacher's Log, Conducting Preschool Tours Packet, A Director's Timeline and more 

 

 Access To the Teacher's Lounge

  • Community of Hundreds of Online Colleagues Help and be helped by hundreds of colleagues from around the world. You are no longer alone!

Preschool Cubby Training*

  • Monthly trainings

Learn tips to help you in the classroom!

 

Plus you'll also receive these 3 special bonuses:

20 Preschool Math Games Playdough Mats: ABCs and 123s Playdough Recipes Galore 


Think of this bonus pack as your, "I just got my Sunday nights back" bonus! 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I get to choose my themes each month? 

A: YES! You will be able to choose your own 4 themes each month from the ever-growing list of themes inside the membership site library! 

Q: Which themes will I receive each month?  

A: Again, you will choose the themes you want each month from the ever growing selection of themes in your Member's Area! (There are over 70 in there right now and I add 2-4 new themes each month.)  

Q: If I choose the annual payment option, can I access a year's worth of themes right away?  

A: No. Preschool Cubby is a monthly program, meaning that 4 themes are accessible each month, regardless of whether you pay monthly or choose to pay once each year. I offer the one year payment to save teachers some money ( If you choose the annual payment, you save 20% off the monthy cost by paying up front).  

Q: How does payment work?  

A: Preschool Cubby is an auto-renewal program. This means your card will be charged AUTOMATICALLY.

If you choose the monthly payment option, your card will be charged every 30 days.  

If you choose the annual payment option, your card will be charged each year from the day you sign up (Don't worry - I will send you a renewal reminder email 7-10 days before your annual renewal, so you know it's coming!  

Q: Can you mail the themes to my home or school?  

A: The themes packets are not, at this time, available in hard copy format. They are in digital (online) format only (in a PDF document) for you to download. They're designed to be easily printed.  

Q: How do I download the themes to my computer?  

A: Once you unlock a theme, you simply click the "Download Theme" button to open the theme, then click "File" then "Save As" and save the theme to your computer!  

They are all in PDF format, so be sure you have the most current version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer (Adobe Reader is FREE!).  

Q: Can I download the packets to my mobile device?  

A: I recommend downloading them to your computer first and then sending them to your mobile device. Not all mobile devices download PDFs well.  

Q: Do your standards meet my state or country's required standards and frameworks?  

A: The standards are not yet aligned to any one specific state or country's preschool standards. They were, however, developed based on my research and study of many of the commonly accepted standards used with the most common domains and child outcomes applied.  

My Preschool Plan Its Standards include a conversion chart with a section for you to list your own state or country's equivalent standard, allowing you to use the conversion chart as a reference sheet when using themes from Preschool Cubby.  

Q: What if I don't like the program after I sign up?  

A: Don't worry about spending the money and then changing your mind. I know all about tight budgets, and I want to be sure you spend every dime wisely.  

So, if you are not completely happy with the time you save using the themes from Preschool Cubby, just request to cancel your subscription anytime by contacting me! There is a "Contact Me" section in the Members' Area!  

If you request to cancel within the first 30 days, I'll refund your payment.....No Questions Asked...It's my 100% Money Back Guarantee to you!  

Q: What will the renewal price be for the monthly and the 12-month plan?  

A: The price for this program will be exactly the same as it is here! This is "for life" pricing for you, for this program, and will not go up at any renewal! Of course, if you cancel your subscription and then sign-up again at a later date, you would then be charged at the current subscription rate at that time.  

Q: WHY is there a renewal fee? Will there be different themes each year?  

A: YES! Indeed! I add 2-4 new themes each month!


"I am loving Preschool Cubby! The list of needed materials is awesome! It saves me so much time and my co-teacher agrees. Thanks for the information on how to use the plan schedule. If my little ones are interested in a theme, I like to keep it going for a week or more!"

Janet M.

Early Childhood Teacher, Massachusetts


"This is by far my favorite site to use when planning. There is no other place that I would rather use to plan my lessons!"

Lisa Gattone, Director

Early Childhood Educators of Pennsylvania Childcare


"Your themes and the weekly/monthly plans are an enormous resource. There is so much to pick and choose from! 

Also, the standards sheet is a super help for working out aims/targets. There are no real fixed standards here that every institution has to adhere to, it is only a guide, so thanks again for all your hard work!"

Ruth H., Teacher

Germany


Choose the plan that's best for you! 

Not sure which to choose? In each plan you'll receive the same awesome program each month, but the 12-month plan means you're all set for a year so you don't have to worry about renewing during the school year! You can just do what you do best - teach your preschoolers - and know that this program will be delivered each and every month!

(All prices listed in USD)

MONTHLY PLAN$17.99/m



With Recurring Monthly Payment
  • Your choice of four themes each month
  • Immediate download access, ready to edit and print
  • Each theme includes six printable activities
  • Each theme is aligned to my newly developed Preschool Standards
  • My Preschool Standards conversion chart
  • Each theme organized into weekly and daily lesson planning forms
  • Teacher Resources with large selection of downloadable guides and e-books
  • Your own Personal Library to keep all of your themes and resources organized, for easy access anywhere you have the internet!
  • Access to The Teachers' Lounge Community Forum
  • Monthly Trainings
  • LIMITED TIME BONUSES:
    20 Preschool Math Games
    Playdough Mats: ABCs and 123s
    Playdough Recipes Galore
    Grandparents' Mini Theme
    Thanksgiving Theme
    Christmas Theme
  • Cancel anytime you like: No long-term commitment

12 MONTH PLAN$14.33/m


(20% Off - Best Value!)

With Annual Recurring Payment of $172
  • All of the same features of the monthly program, AND the LOWEST price possible!
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"Talk about excited! The best part is the chart you provide for us to put in our own standards. I am in love that I can give simple directives to my assistant teachers. Thank you!"

Cheryl N., Owner, Muskegon, MI