The National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest organization for early childhood educators, has a magazine designed especially for preschool educators. Teaching Young Children (TYC) highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers. The articles and other features reinforce the accreditation criteria for the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards on Relationships and Teaching and encourage effective teaching in the preschool years.
Using the TYC website, preschool educators can share and find ideas, suggest topics we can cover in future issues, and network with other teachers. Our goal is to create a magazine that matches our readers' interests and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the publication targeted to the preschool age group?
The largest group of NAEYC members works with preschoolers, so we created a magazine for these educators. In the future we hope to offer similar publications for educators who work with additional age groups.
Where does the content come from?
The content comes from a number of sources including existing NAEYC resources, preschool teachers, the editors, and invited authors (including teachers).
Will TYC replace Young Children?
TYC will not replace Young Children. TYC is designed for readers who prefer shorter articles that present practical information in a direct and friendly writing style, with photographs used to share teaching ideas and strategies.
How frequently is TYC published?
TYC is published 5 times per year (October/November, December/January, February/March, April/May, and June/July).
What is NEXT for TYC: An NAEYC Professional Development Resource?
NEXT for TYC suggests ways to build on the content of articles that appear in TYC. Center directors can use it to plan staff meetings, staff development specialists can use it to design workshops, and teacher educators can use the ideas in their classes. It is published electronically and comes out five times per year, accompanying each issue of TYC. Learn more and sample past issues in the NEXT for TYC area of the TYC website.
How can I become a member of NAEYC?
The National Association for the Education of Young Children supports preschool teachers on the job—today and in the future. More than half of NAEYC’s members are educators who work with preschool children. We value you and all you do for children and families. Find out more about joining NAEYC.
TYC Editorial Advisory Panel Members
TYC Reflective Question Contributors
Regular contributors to the Reflective Question Columns are:
Ijumaa Jordan, an independent early childhood education consultant and Harvest Resources Associate living in the Los Angeles area.
Kelly Matthews, Harvest Resource Associate and owner of A Place For You Consulting in Oshkosh, WI.
Debbie Lebo, early childhood consultant and Harvest Resources Associate from the Washington DC metro area.
Deb Curtis, co-founder of Harvest Resources and a teacher of children and adults currently living in Northern California.
TYC Spanish Translation Advisor
Georgina Criado-Hall, Bilingual Educational Consultant, Union, NJ
TYC Dual Language Learning Advisor
Karen Nemeth, Founder/Lead Consultant, Language Castle LLC, Newtown, PA