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The Confident Classroom

Inspiration and resources for early
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Preschoolers Are Obsessed with Dinosaurs- Here's Why
Prehistoric play can spark an interest in science. Here’s why preschoolers are obsessed with dinosuars. 
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9 Ways Preschool Center Directors Can Set New Teachers Up for Success
Here are 9 ways Center Directors can set up new teachers for success and give your preschool education center an edge over the competition. 
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What are the Benefits of Reading to Preschoolers?
When students and teachers regularly connect over such an experience, it cements that ever-important student-teacher bond. 
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12 Summer Themes for Preschool
Here are 12 inviting and exciting summer themes for preschool to keep the fun and learning going during those sunny days.  
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20 Fourth of July Crafts for Preschoolers
Fourth of July celebrations are packed with fireworks, American flags, and plenty of summer fun. When it’s time to get crafty with your preschoolers for the Fourth of July–you’ll want to bring out the best red, white, and blue crafts.  
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11 End-of-the-Year Preschool Activities
It’s finally here—the end of the preschool year! While some preschoolers are jumping for joy, others might be feeling nervous...
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9 Ways to Improve Teacher Retention at Your Preschool
Here are 9 ways preschool program directors can improve teacher retention at preschools and early childhood education centers.  
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How to Leverage Preschool Art Projects for Play-Based Learning
Here are 15 preschool play-based learning art projects that pique a child’s interest and answer some of their “Why?” questions!  
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10 Ways to Prevent Teacher Burnout
Teacher burnout is an issue educators continue to grapple with as they combat the mental, emotional, and physical stressors of teaching. Here are 10 ways to prevent teacher burnout. 
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How to Teach Self-Regulation Skills to Preschoolers
Co-regulation and direct instruction make a great pair when teaching self-regulation skills. Here are six ways to teach self-regulation skills to preschoolers. 
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What Are the Benefits of Learning Through Play?
Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s well-being and development, encouraging healthy cognitive, personal, and interpersonal growth. 
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Highlights Preschool With a Purpose

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Highlights Preschool With a Purpose