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Should Child Care Centers Close in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Across the country, child care centers are faced with an excruciating decision: stay open and risk a possible outbreak of COVID-19, … Continue reading

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Child Care Firsts: How to Create a Culture of Communication

By Molly Breen For all parents, entrusting very small children into the care of other adults can feel overwhelming and stressful. They might wonder: Will my children be safe? Will they be nurtured? What if something happens? A parent’s list … Continue reading

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Purposeful Play: Connecting Play and Learning in Preschool

By Molly Breen “Play is serious learning,” quipped Fred Rogers famously. Vivian Gussin Paley devoted a lifetime of teaching and writing to the power of play, describing play as the work of childhood in recognition of its central role in … Continue reading

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Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms in Early Childhood

By Molly Breen Keeping up with current research and trending topics in early care and education can feel overwhelming, particularly in this “information age,” when we are inundated with access to articles, research studies, and even (ahem) thoughtful blog posts … Continue reading

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A Radical Approach to Anger Management

By Molly Breen In Molly Bang’s beautifully illustrated book, When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . . , we see the young title character process through various stages of nuanced anger. She is an enormous and destructive figure, a … Continue reading

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