Category Archives: Early Childhood

Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Children into Your Preschool Classroom

By Molly Breen Starting school can be daunting for any child. Even though parents and other experts understand that the preschool years are a developmentally appropriate time for children to separate from parents, all of us—parents and children—feel the zing … Continue reading

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Helping Young Children Understand Their Changing Feelings

By Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, coauthors of 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me As caring adults, caregivers and professionals play a central and important role in helping children understand and manage their multitude of feelings. A key part of … Continue reading

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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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