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Making a Smooth Transition

In this unusual year, simple parenting strategies can help ease young children’s worries about going back to school

By Usable Knowledge
July 21, 2020

How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play

Soon after the Oklahoma City bombing, in 1995, children in a nearby kindergarten started playing dead. Over and over, they toppled towers of blocks and lay motionless on the floor. When their teacher asked them to tell her about what was happening in their play, the students informed her that they had all been killed by terrorists.

By Emily Kaplan
June 19, 2020

Help Your Preschooler Gain Self-Control

Source: Adapted from the Message in a Backpack, Teaching Young Children 4 (2): 23
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Nurturing Change Through Community and Connection

This will not happen spontaneously. To share who we are and what we are doing in our classrooms with children takes creating a space where risk is supported, where strong relationships have been developed among the teachers and the school leadership, and where trust is high.

By Nora Krieger