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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 2
June 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Nurturing Equity Leaders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be
The Summer 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles drawing on the upcoming NAEYC book, Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Elevating Voices and Actions.
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Nurturing Equity Leaders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

In our first digital-only issue, we have included chapters from the Advancing Equity book to showcase critical concepts, historical and current trends and obstacles, and recommendations for equitable practices.

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Authored by: Annie Moses Susan Friedman Dana Battaglia
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

(The Many Benefits of Continuity of Care) الفوائد العديدة المترتبة على عملية استمرارية الرعاية للرضع والأطفال الصغار والعائلات والموظفين العاملين في مجال تقديم الرعاية

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: Mary Benson McMullen
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Spring 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Viewpoint. We’re Not All Friends Here (and That’s Okay)

Should we refer to our class as friends? On the surface, this may seem like a simple question, but it represents a complex aspect of classroom ecology that is debated in early childhood circles.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

“How Are You Feeling?” Strategies for Helping Children Understand and Manage Emotions

Young children with responsive caregivers are likely to thrive, whereas young children who experience emotionally unavailable environments are more likely to experience negative impacts on their cognitive, social, language, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Vonda Jump Norman Audrey C. Juhasz Krista Nicole Useche Kristine M. Kinniburgh
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

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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Young Children
March 1, 2021

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Naila Nazeer

This month's NAEYC Member Spotlight focuses on Naila Nazeer, a preschool teacher with a plan and with a steady dedication to professional development.
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NAEYC CEO Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Formar Conexiones. Abrir Camino Para la Compensación y las Prestaciones

Hay que centrar las prioridades en abordar la equidad por medio de igualar la compensación, los seguros médicos, y la jubilación para educadores de la niñez temprana entre los estados y los tipos de programas.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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NAEYC CEO Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Making Connections. Unlocking Compensation and Benefits

As implementation of the Unifying Framework moves forward, priorities must be centered on addressing equity through scaling compensation, health insurance, and retirement benefits for early childhood educators across states and settings.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

From Our President. Helping Children Hear Their Song

How can we better implement practices that build relationships and create environments that support positive social and emotional growth?

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

When in Doubt, Reach Out: Teaming Strategies for Inclusive Early Childhood Settings

In this article, we will weave strategies for fostering collaboration in inclusive early childhood settings by focusing on a child with delays in the social-emotional and communication domains.

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Authored by: Christine M. Spence Deserai Miller Catherine Corr Rosa Milagros Santos Brandie Bentley
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Caring for the Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers

In order to be part of an effective safety net for young children’s emotional well-being, we need to understand their unique vulnerability to trauma and extended stress during the first few years of life.

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Authored by: Kathy Reschke
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Our Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

While all aspects of self-care are important for early childhood educators’ well-being, in this article, we focus on how we, as educators of infants and toddlers, can cultivate self-awareness.

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Authored by: Holly Hatton-Bowers Elita Amini Virmani Laura Nathans Bridget A. Walsh Martha J. Buell Patricia Lanzon Sandra I. Plata-Potter Laura Anne Roe
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