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.
In 2014, Teaching Young Children received the Periodical of the Year Award and the prestigious Golden Lamp Award from the American Association of Publishers PreK-12 Learning Group.
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 August/September).
How can I order TYC?
Visit the Subscribe/Purchase page to become a subscriber. To order single issues, please visit NAEYC's Online Store.
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
Nefertiti Bruce, Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer, Devereux Early Childhood Initiative, Villanova, PA
Meredith Burton, Director and Lead Teacher, Furman University Child Development Center, Greenville, SC
Martha Cheney, Program Director, MAT in Early Childhood Education, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Maryann Ciskal, Education Specialist, Child Care Resource Network, Buffalo, NY
Tinika Council, Preschool Teacher and Early Childhood Consultant, Peterson City Public Schools, Petersburg, VA
Tiffany Craig, Preschool Teacher, USAG Schweinfurt Child Development Center, Schweinfurt, Germany
Soren Gall, Preschool Teacher, Clayton Early Learning, Denver, CO
Kathleen I. Harris, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Susan Kerr, Interim Educational Director, Wellesley College Child Study Center, Wellesley, MA
Kathleen Kiblin, Education Specialist, EduKids, Inc., West Seneca, NY
Kristi Kirinch, Preschool Teacher, Curriculum Trainer, The Glen at St. Joseph, Dayton, OH
Julia Kolouch, Educational Consultant, Temecula, CA
Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt, Early Childhood Education Consultant and Family Childcare Provider, Decatur, GA
Alberto Mares, MA, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Development Center, Santa Fe, NM
Patricia McDonald, Adjunct Professor, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Jane Noce, Director, Discover Preschool, Andover, MA
Marvin Patton, Program Coordinator, Central California Child Development Services, Inc., Ceres, CA
Laurie Lee Richter, Ph. D, Adjunct Professor, University of New Orleans, Metaire, LA
Susan Shapiro, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY
Lisa Share, Core Faculty, Master of Arts in Teaching: Early Childhood Education, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Meagan K. Shedd, Assistant Professor, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Carol Stone, Preschool Lead Teacher, Preschool in the Village, Amherst, NH
Diane G. Tunis, Head Start Teacher, Arcola Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD
Mary T. Vetere, Associate Professor, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Rebecca Webb, Early Childhood Special Educator, Burlington School District, Burlington, VT
Ann-Marie Wiese, Senior Research Associate, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd, Sausalito, CA
Kate Willaredt, Preschool Teacher, Central Early Childhood Center, Kansas City, MO
TYC Reflective Question Contributors
Reflective Question Columns are contributed by Harvest Resources Associates, an early childhood education community of practice founded by Margie Carter and Deb Curtis. Harvest Resources Associates come from all over North America and are experienced early childhood leaders in their own communities. You can learn more about Harvest Resources Associates at www.ecetrainers.com
Regular contributors to the Look, Listen, Learn Columns are:
Deb Curtis, co-founder of Harvest Resources and a teacher of children and adults currently living in Seattle, Washington.
TYC Dual Language Learning Advisor
Karen Nemeth, Founder/Lead Consultant, Language Castle LLC, Newtown, PA
TYC Spanish Translation Advisor
Georgina Criado-Hall, Bilingual Educational Consultant, Union, NJ