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Tips for Safe (and Warm) Outdoor Winter Play in Preschool

By Molly Breen Depending on where your preschool program is located, winter may not equal wintery weather. But in Minnesota, where I run a preschool, we get to experience pretty profound seasonal change—both in the landscape and in the temperature. … Continue reading

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What Is Going On in Preschool Right Now?

By Molly Breen According to recent census data, less than half of US children ages three to four attended preschool in 2020. Is this surprising? Perhaps not. During the COVID-19 pandemic’s early days in this country, early care and education … Continue reading

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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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9 More Free Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators

We’ve shared free professional learning opportunities for educators before. Here are nine more! Watch these edWeb webinar recordings, and you may be able to earn continuing education credits in 60 minutes or less. (All webinars are free, but you may … 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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