Category Archives: Early Childhood

Begin at the Beginning with Social-Emotional Learning

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Years ago, when I was casting about for a job, I ended up as a part-time nanny to a three-year-old boy named Logan. I got the impression that his parents, who had listed the job on … Continue reading

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Building Class Community and Setting Behavior Expectations

By Molly Breen The summer months can be a time to retool, refresh, and invigorate our teacher tool kits. We look to September as a marker for a “fresh start” with our student groups, and on the teacher side, our … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills In many ways, kindergarten is the most important year in a child’s education. It sets the stage for how children view themselves as students and … Continue reading

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Strategies for Working with Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Education

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive You might have grown up in a city in which you and other children would play in backyards or streets, only … Continue reading

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How to Help Little Kids with Big Feelings

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Not too long ago, a well-meaning acquaintance asked, “How are you?” Here’s what I thought: “Well, if you really want to know, my car is misbehaving and I’m worried about how much I’ll have to spend … Continue reading

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