Hi all! I've been a long time lurker on this site and finally joined tonight after signing my first teaching contract today to teach PreK. I have spent the past year as a para working with 4th and 5th graders but have had a strong desire to work with the little ones. I consider myself very fortunate to get hired to teach my first choice level but now find myself searching for advice from some of you seasoned professionals. I have spent the last few months researching centers and behavior management plans but feel like there may be some more practical tips out there that pertain to the experience as a whole ... I would be so happy to hear a few pointers, as I want to make this year a wonderful experience for the kids. A little about me: I will be working with 4 year olds in a full day program. While I believe any gender and age can be a great teacher, I would like to acknowledge that I am a relatively young dude. Thank you all in advance!!!