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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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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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How to Help Young Children Heal from Pandemic Trauma

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive As summer weather creeps in and vaccines go in arms, you can almost feel the collective exhale as many of us cautiously … Continue reading

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Rough-and-Tumble Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen How do you feel about wrestling? I mean it. How does it feel in your body when children in your group begin wrestling or play fighting? Does it stimulate your flight, fight, or freeze response? Can you … Continue reading

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