34 episodes

Preschool Made Easy is the podcast for busy preschool teachers and parents. It’s a show that will help you get success and confidence in teaching your children by keeping it simple! Each week, Chantal Macias and her guests will share easy tips and actionable steps that you need to start preschool and be successful all year long. You’ll learn how to set up your classroom and the best resources to use while saving time, getting organized and ditching the overwhelm. Let’s make your preschool experience a success and get your children ready for Kindergarten!

Chantal Macias is a Kinder teacher turned curriculum designer and preschool consultant. You can follow her on Instagram @chanty.macias. To work with Chantal and her team, head to chantymacias.com.

Preschool Made Easy Chantal Macias

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Preschool Made Easy is the podcast for busy preschool teachers and parents. It’s a show that will help you get success and confidence in teaching your children by keeping it simple! Each week, Chantal Macias and her guests will share easy tips and actionable steps that you need to start preschool and be successful all year long. You’ll learn how to set up your classroom and the best resources to use while saving time, getting organized and ditching the overwhelm. Let’s make your preschool experience a success and get your children ready for Kindergarten!

Chantal Macias is a Kinder teacher turned curriculum designer and preschool consultant. You can follow her on Instagram @chanty.macias. To work with Chantal and her team, head to chantymacias.com.

    33. [Parent Corner] Easy Tips for Building Independence When Transitioning to Kindergarten

    33. [Parent Corner] Easy Tips for Building Independence When Transitioning to Kindergarten

    What if I told you we could create the perfect routine for your family right now and you would still have time to get all your household responsibilities done, have time for yourself, and you would be setting your child up for success WAY before they start Kindergarten? How awesome would that be? In Episode 31, we’re talking about creating your ideal homeschool routine for toddlers and preschoolers, my #1 tip for teaching your preschoolers at home, and 3 ways you can teach your littles while working a full-time job outside of your home. These Parent Corner episodes are where I share my experiences and expertise as a teacher and parent to help you navigate this preschool journey.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. Practical tips for building independence
    2. Transitioning to Kindergarten and navigating pushback
    3. Creating a support system
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness 
    Preschool Activity Packs
    www.chantymacias.com/shop/preschool
    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias
    Connect with your podcast host:
    www.chantymacias.com/workshop
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact

    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Grab your Kindergarten Readiness Checklist Today!
    Did you grab your K readiness checklist yet? Teachers love having this tool on their desk because it tells them exactly what they should work on with their students and parents go WILD for this tool because it gives them easy strategies they can do at home with their littles. It walks you through the 7 areas of development so you can track progress and provide support along the way.

    Did I mention it’s free? Grab your copy of my Kinder Readiness Checklist so you can rest knowing your kiddos are prepared to rock Kindergarten.

    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6070813a1717a7a075fd2e35

    • 16 min
    32. [Parent Corner] Why Independence Matters When Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    32. [Parent Corner] Why Independence Matters When Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    We all know our kiddos do so much more on their own than we expect at school, so why don’t they do the same at home? What if you could get your kids ready for Kindergarten but focus on building their independence, more specifically, before they start Kinder? In Episode 32, we’re talking about what Kindergarten Readiness actually means, why independence is so important at this stage, and how we can help our kiddos with self-regulation and doing tasks independently. These Parent Corner episodes are where I share my experiences and expertise as a teacher and parent to help you navigate this preschool journey.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. What Kindergarten Readiness actually means
    2. Why independence is so important at this stage
    3. How we can help our kiddos with self-regulation and doing tasks independently

    Resources Mentioned: 
    You'll love this workshop | Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
    www.chantymacias.com/workshop
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness
    Preschool Activity Packs
    www.chantymacias.com/shop/preschool

    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias

    Connect with your podcast host:
    www.chantymacias.com/workshop
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact

    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let's Get Ready for Kinder | Sign up for the workshop
    chantymacias.com/workshop

    Hey toddler and preschool parents!

    Is the thought of Kindergarten starting soon creeping up on you? Your kiddo is growing and let’s be real, it’s coming pretty fast (cue the tears), but don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve got you!

    Let’s turn that frown upside down and get really excited for what’s coming! I’m launching a brand new workshop for toddler and preschool parents that will take you from panicking to prepared!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:
    Design your ideal daily preschool routine
    Use simple materials you already have at home
    Decide what and how to teach your child
    Create a personalized plan for getting YOUR child ready for K

    Go to www.chantymacias.com/workshop to learn all about our Let’s Get Ready for Kinder workshop. Now, cue the happy dance because we’re so ready to do this with our kiddos together!

    • 9 min
    31. [Parent Corner] Create Your Ideal Simple Homeschool Routine for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    31. [Parent Corner] Create Your Ideal Simple Homeschool Routine for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    What if I told you we could create the perfect routine for your family right now and you would still have time to get all your household responsibilities done, have time for yourself, and you would be setting your child up for success WAY before they start Kindergarten? How awesome would that be? In Episode 31, we’re talking about creating your ideal homeschool routine for toddlers and preschoolers, my #1 tip for teaching your preschoolers at home, and 3 ways you can teach your littles while working a full-time job outside of your home. These Parent Corner episodes are where I share my experiences and expertise as a teacher and parent to help you navigate this preschool journey.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. Your Ideal Homeschool Routine for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    2. My #1 Tip for Teaching Your Preschoolers at Home
    3. 3 ways you can teach your littles while working a full-time job
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness 
    Preschool Activity Packs
    www.chantymacias.com/shop/preschool
    Episode 30
    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias
    Connect with your podcast host:
    www.chantymacias.com/workshop
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact
    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let's Get Ready for Kinder | Sign up for the workshop
    chantymacias.com/workshop

    Hey toddler and preschool parents!

    Is the thought of Kindergarten starting soon creeping up on you? Your kiddo is growing and let’s be real, it’s coming pretty fast (cue the tears), but don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve got you!

    Let’s turn that frown upside down and get really excited for what’s coming! I’m launching a brand new workshop for toddler and preschool parents that will take you from panicking to prepared!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:
    Design your ideal daily preschool routine
    Use simple materials you already have at home
    Decide what and how to teach your child
    Create a personalized plan for getting YOUR child ready for K

    Go to www.chantymacias.com/workshop to learn all about our Let’s Get Ready for Kinder workshop. Now, cue the happy dance because we’re so ready to do this with our kiddos together!

    • 15 min
    30. Want to Organize Yourself, Your Preschool Classroom, and Your Life in 15 Minutes?

    30. Want to Organize Yourself, Your Preschool Classroom, and Your Life in 15 Minutes?

    Is organization your jam or do you have all the right intentions every year with getting organized and somewhere along the road, it just doesn’t go as planned? I’m here to show you a few quick and easy steps to get organized and stay organized all year long. In Episode 30, we’re getting our spring cleaning on by organizing ourselves, our classrooms, and our life. You ready? Let’s do this!
    Episode Highlights:
    1. Organize yourself by planning, getting your supplies in check and setting up rules and routines that work for you
    2. Organize your class with my STORE, LABEL, SIMPLIFY, ROTATE system
    3. Organize your life with easy strategies you can do at home and at work

    Resources Mentioned: 
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness
    Episode 8

    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias

    Connect with your podcast host:
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact

    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let's Get Ready for Kinder | Sign up for the workshop
    chantymacias.com/workshop

    Hey toddler and preschool parents!

    Is the thought of Kindergarten starting soon creeping up on you? Your kiddo is growing and let’s be real, it’s coming pretty fast (cue the tears), but don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve got you!

    Let’s turn that frown upside down and get really excited for what’s coming! I’m launching a brand new workshop for toddler and preschool parents that will take you from panicking to prepared!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:
    Design your ideal daily preschool routine
    Use simple materials you already have at home
    Decide what and how to teach your child
    Create a personalized plan for getting YOUR child ready for K

    Go to www.chantymacias.com/workshop to learn all about our Let’s Get Ready for Kinder workshop. Now, cue the happy dance because we’re so ready to do this with our kiddos together!

    • 20 min
    29. How to Support Preschool Parents and Help Them Teach Their Child Math at Home

    29. How to Support Preschool Parents and Help Them Teach Their Child Math at Home

    This preschool journey is truly all about turning everyday moments into math adventures. So, let's embark on this math adventure together and find out how we can make math an exciting part of our preschoolers' day! In Episode 29, we’re talking about some real concerns parents have about teaching their children, how to use manipulatives and everyday items they already have at home, and 3 ways you can help families teach math.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. Parent concerns about teaching their children
    2. How to use manipulatives and everyday items at home
    3. 3 ways you can help families teach math
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Preschool Activity Packs
    www.chantymacias.com/shop/preschool
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness
    Episode 28
    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias

    Connect with your podcast host:
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact

    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let's Get Ready for Kinder | Sign up for the workshop
    chantymacias.com/workshop

    Hey toddler and preschool parents!

    Is the thought of Kindergarten starting soon creeping up on you? Your kiddo is growing and let’s be real, it’s coming pretty fast (cue the tears), but don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve got you!

    Let’s turn that frown upside down and get really excited for what’s coming! I’m launching a brand new workshop for toddler and preschool parents that will take you from panicking to prepared!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:
    Design your ideal daily preschool routine
    Use simple materials you already have at home
    Decide what and how to teach your child
    Create a personalized plan for getting YOUR child ready for K

    Go to www.chantymacias.com/workshop to learn all about our Let’s Get Ready for Kinder workshop. Now, cue the happy dance because we’re so ready to do this with our kiddos together!

    • 9 min
    28. [Parent Corner] Let's Make Math Fun with Simple Activities for Preschoolers at Home

    28. [Parent Corner] Let's Make Math Fun with Simple Activities for Preschoolers at Home

    So you wanna teach your child some math at home? As parents, we’re always on a mission to help our kiddos grow and we want them to learn as much as possible. So why not help them build a love of math, too? In Episode 28, we’re talking about setting preschool math goals and some simple activities you can do, what a typical kindergarten math curriculum includes, and how you can help your preschoolers learn math at home. These Parent Corner episodes are where I share my experiences and expertise as a teacher and parent to help you navigate this preschool journey.
    Episode Highlights:
    1. Setting preschool math goals and some simple activities you can do
    2. What a typical kindergarten math curriculum includes
    3. How you can help your preschooler learn math at home
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    https://chantymacias.myflodesk.com/kreadiness
    Check out all of my favorites for preschool and beyond:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/chantymacias
    Connect with your podcast host:
    www.chantymacias.com/workshop
    https://www.instagram.com/chanty.macias
    https://www.chantymacias.com/contact

    This show/post may contain affiliate links. We only share what we absolutely love so if you decide you love it too, I may earn a small commission when you purchase from the link I shared. Thank you!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let's Get Ready for Kinder | Sign up for the workshop
    chantymacias.com/workshop

    Hey toddler and preschool parents!

    Is the thought of Kindergarten starting soon creeping up on you? Your kiddo is growing and let’s be real, it’s coming pretty fast (cue the tears), but don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve got you!

    Let’s turn that frown upside down and get really excited for what’s coming! I’m launching a brand new workshop for toddler and preschool parents that will take you from panicking to prepared!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:
    Design your ideal daily preschool routine
    Use simple materials you already have at home
    Decide what and how to teach your child
    Create a personalized plan for getting YOUR child ready for K

    Go to www.chantymacias.com/workshop to learn all about our Let’s Get Ready for Kinder workshop. Now, cue the happy dance because we’re so ready to do this with our kiddos together!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

trout1al ,

Exciting New Podcast

I am so excited for this content. I have two littles in the preschool/kindergarten era. Chantal is full of so many great ideas.

MDarde ,

Enjoyable podcast

Great tips and information for parents as well as teachers navigating the preschool and kindergarten years. Easy, soothing listening.

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