May Topic of the Month: Self-Confidence

Learning isn’t always easy, but we can help children develop confidence in themselves and feel safe to try new things

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FOCUS ON EQUITY

Helping Children Become Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race

When adults openly discuss race and human diversity, they help children build confidence in themselves and comfort with others. This action guide, produced by EmbraceRace, shares small but powerful steps to nurture race-brave children. 

Available in English and Spanish.

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DEVELOPING SELF-CONFIDENCE THROUGH BOOKS

Stories to Build Self-Confidence

The early years are an important time for children to develop positive self-confidence. We’ve hand-picked a selection of books that help children build their belief that they are capable.

 

ALL ABOUT SELF-CONFIDENCE

Resources and Activities

View our selection of free and readily available resources, all focused on the topic of self-confidence. We feature wonderful resources you can share with families, as well as a range of activities you can use in any setting.

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School leaders planning together

DESIGN EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Resources for Leaders

The ECE Resource Hub is full of ideas to help you plan and provide great PD. 

We’ve devoted a section of our site to serve as a starting place for leaders. Review our resources, watch our overview video, or sign up for a 1:1 conversation with one of our experts.

The ECE Resource Hub is created by the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia with funding from the Virginia Department of Education.