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May 21, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Supporting Young Children after Crisis Events

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of community disasters and other crises and traumatic events. This articles explains how educators and primary caregivers can help children cope with the stress of a community disaster.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld, Thomas Demaria, Sairam A. Kumar
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: May 2020

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Story Time STEM: Nurturing Children's Joy and Wonder through Shared Reading Experiences

In this article, we share ideas for how to integrate math, science, and literacy during shared reading. These ideas are inspired by our research project Story Time STEM, a collaborative effort by a team of preschool and elementary grade teachers, children

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Authored by: Allison Hintz, Antony T. Smith, Kristin Gray, Erin Gannon, Ashley Wishart
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Nurturing Wonder: STEM Projects Bring Joy to the Classroom

When intentional teachers ask questions to expand children’s thinking and help them explore related vocabulary and concepts, children’s learning is enriched and their curiosity grows, fueling yet more inquiries.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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April 16, 2020

This Family Friday, We #CountAllKids!

This Family Friday, join families across the country to take ten minutes to help their communities for the next ten years by completing the 2020 Census and making sure we #CountAllKids!

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Authored by: Lucy Recio
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Coping with COVID-19

We’ve compiled these online resources to provide information from NAEYC, the CDC, and other educational organizations. 
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Blog
February 26, 2020

From Teacher to Equity Activist

In this excerpt from Each and Every Child, Megan Madison reflects on her own journey towards activism and offers ideas for other early childhood professionals on how they can become equity and social justice advocates fighting for all young children.

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Authored by: Megan Pamela Ruth Madison
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: March 2020

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. NAEYC's First President: Patty Smith Hill

Patty Smith Hill was instrumental in the formation of early childhood educational practice in the United States. Many of her ideals still constitute the foundation for educating and socializing young children.

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Authored by: Betty Liebovich
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