Category Archives: Early Childhood

Modeling Compassion in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen When we teachers first decided to work in early care and education, our prevailing thought was likely, “I love being with children,” and perhaps, “I’m good with kids.” Once we began our early years of teaching, we … Continue reading

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Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Preschool Classroom

By Molly Breen Depending upon your setting’s process for enrolling new students, you may have a window of insight into the lives of the children who will soon walk through your doors or you may begin the year with very … Continue reading

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A Welcome Without Walls: 7 Ways to Create a Safe and Inviting Preschool Classroom

By Molly Breen Whenever we prepare to welcome students back to school, we thoughtfully consider our classroom environment as the “third teacher.” We know that every corner of the room matters and details count! The environments we create set the … Continue reading

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Movement, Play, and SEL: Create a Picture Book Dance Story

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Over my long career as a dance educator, I have especially enjoyed teaching creative dance to young children. I love inspiring their … Continue reading

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3 Mindfulness Activities for Challenging Behaviors

By Molly Breen Challenging behavior in preschool is the rule, not the exception. In my setting, every day is a new opportunity for kids to be expressive, interactive, impulsive, and so on. Observing and responding to kids is the bulk … Continue reading

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