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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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Activities for Every Day of Week of the Young Child®

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies and Shawn Forster, vice president of Peaceful Schools and artistic director of Peaceful Schools Productions Started in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Week … Continue reading

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Professional Development in Early Childhood Education: Combating Burnout During the Pandemic

By Molly Breen The weight and strain of the pandemic has stretched most of us beyond what we thought was our limit. We have bowed and bent; we’ve pivoted until we’ve worn out the soles of our shoes. We may … Continue reading

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Positive Preschool Program Changes That Will Outlast the Pandemic

By Molly Breen January is traditionally a month when we take inventory and prepare for a fresh start. We organize our storage spaces, toss out or recycle the things we no longer need, and evaluate whether the items we put … Continue reading

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Simple Songs to Help Kids Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Here are some songs you can teach children to help them remember and understand the important issues of mask wearing and handwashing during the pandemic. The … Continue reading

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