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Children Need Our Help
May 5, 2021
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
-Thomas Edison
In the Out of the Box Training Kit, "Hard Joys: Managing Behavior with a Creative Mind and a Playful Spirit," Lilli-ann Buffin writes:

"Sooner or later, every child experiences difficulty. For some, it is a fleeting moment brought on by hunger or fatigue, or difficulty sharing a prized toy. For other children, the difficult behaviors spread out into longer ‘stages’ consistent with the issues of their development. A much smaller group of children will struggle intensely with deep and powerful internal pain related to extreme life events or health/mental health disorders."

She presents six tools educators can use to address challenging behaviors, but she begins with these important words:

"At difficult moments, children need our help. With a creative mind, playful spirit, and a few tools, we can reshape these trying behaviors."

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The Out of the Box Training Kit, Making Happy Happen, helps teachers understand specific characteristics or elements in a child’s life that most contribute to resilience. Developing these resilient tendencies will give a child the essential life skills needed to cope with challenges, adopt a positive perspective, and develop self-confidence and self-worth - all essential ingredients for happiness.

Out of the Box Training Kits are ready-to-use professional development programs on a variety of contemporary topics to support and improve the skills and pedagogy of those who work with young children.

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Tiffany Peckham · May 06, 2021
Lincoln, NE, United States

Thank you all for the comments. It seems that there is an agreement that early education is crucial and should be seen as a whole instead of separate from other stages of school. Thank you all for the work that you do for children and our communities. We see you.

Tiffany from Exchange

Marie Haley-Martin · May 05, 2021
Carlisle Integrated Preschool
BILLERICA, MA, United States

It is disheartening that early education and early care are still seen as separate. Early education is care. Please send our political leaders a copy of Illuminating Care by Carol Garboden Murray.

Whirled Peas · May 05, 2021
Altamonte Springs, FL, United States

I just thought I would share a link to the article: Why Caregiving is Key to Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plan


Denise Lewandowski · May 05, 2021
Zion Pre-K
Anoka, Minnesota, United States

Voucher system! We have been doing the work of early education serving 3-5 year olds for years. Don't mess with the system that works. If you feel it needs more access add funds via vouchers and transportation. And you will need faith based programming. Know that now and plan to use our programs.

Ursula Costin · May 05, 2021
Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School
Washington, DC, United States

I wonder why 'day care' grew such a negative connotation. Disrespect for teachers is common in the United States, where "those who can, do - and those who can't - teach" is the mentality. Among all educators, those of us who guide and nurture the youngest as least respected - even by our peers.

It's a mindset that needs to be evolved, if not erased.

Early childhood education is all about learning the most important things: how to regulate 'big emotions' and respect oneself and others. Our students are empowered by our loving support. Everything we do invites children to wonder, dream and create a strong image of themselves.

It's all 'school'.

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