Category Archives: Early Childhood

Preparing for Kindergarten: What to Do When EVERYTHING Is New

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills As your children head off to kindergarten, you are no doubt thinking about clothes and supplies and lunches and getting them there on time and … Continue reading

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Helping Children Join In and Play at Recess

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series I remember the anticipation of the first day of school when I was in first grade, and … Continue reading

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Growing as a Teacher with the Help of a Coach

By Sandra Heidemann, M.S. and Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., M.A., coauthors of Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood As programs aim to improve their care and education, they often use coaches to help teachers implement new strategies. Coaches may help introduce new … Continue reading

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Movement Activities for Young Children to Break the Ice

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Here are two playful movement activities that work well for the beginning of the school year, or anytime! Each includes a guide … Continue reading

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Keep It Local: How to Find Support for Teaching and Learning in Your Community

By Molly Breen I like to fly fish. I love standing in a stream or river, casting and mending my line over and over in a dance with the drift and my fly . . . and hopefully a trout! … Continue reading

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