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August 10, 2018

Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Thinking and acting like scientists not only supports deep understanding of important real-world phenomena, it also helps children develop a self-concept as a capable learner. Here are some ways to inspire children to think and act like scientists.

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Authored by: Jeanne R. Paratore, Lisa M. O’Brien
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School Involvement that Counts

The kinds of involvement that make a difference in children’s learning and academic success are doable for all families. Here are some attitudes and actions that all families can embrace to enhance their child’s learning.
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: July 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Building Community in the Inclusive Classroom: Setting the Stage for Success

The five key components of creating a caring community of learners, as defined by NAEYC, provide examples of activities early childhood educators can incorporate through the year to build community; and highlight how the activities benefit all.

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Authored by: Melissa A. Sreckovic, Tia R. Schultz, Christine K. Kenney, Harriet Able
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Formar conexiones. La educación infantil en Suecia

Nuestras conversaciones me dejaron sorprendida por el compromiso considerable que Suecia ha hecho con garantizar que todos los niños en su país tengan acceso al aprendizaje temprano de calidad superior.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin, Ina Furtenbach Lindén
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Making Connections. Early Childhood Education in Sweden

In conversations, I was struck by the substantial commitment Sweden has made to ensure all young children in that country have access to high-quality early learning.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin, Ina Furtenbach Lindén
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June 29, 2018

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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At Home with Makerspaces

Whether you call them makerspaces, hackerspaces, or DIY labs, the idea is the same—they’re places where kids can tinker, invent, and build to their heart's content. They are great for fostering creativity and hands-on learning.
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