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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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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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