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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Discovering the Brilliance and Beauty in Black (Voices)

Through inquiry, teachers and young children can create authentic, organic learning that informs their understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world they live in.

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Authored by: Patricia Sullivan
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January 4, 2017

“如果把颜料涂在手上会有什么害处吗?” 1-3岁学步儿在家参与感官活动的指南 "What's the harm if I paint my arm?": A Toddler's Guide to Sensory Activities in the Home

Just as infants and toddlers need experience crawling or scooting to learn to walk and babbling and crying to learn to talk, they need to practice using their hands to control art supplies and practice using their minds to figure out how art supplies work

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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DAP in the Time of COVID: Questions to Consider

NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
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Endnotes

The endnotes are available as a PDF for readers to print and use as they read the statement.
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Appendix C: Acknowledgements

NAEYC appreciates the work of the Developmentally Appropriate Practice/Diversity and Equity Workgroup and the Early Learning Systems Committee, who participated in the development of this statement. See a full list here.
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Appendix B: Glossary

Learn about the terms used in the Developmentally Appropriate Practice position statement.
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Appendix A: History and Context

NAEYC has regularly updated and reaffirmed its position statement on developmentally appropriate practice, and the term continues to be widely used within and beyond the early childhood field.
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June 18, 2020

Tell Families, “We See You and We Value Your Contribution"

Dr. Brian Wright asks teachers to let families, especially Black and brown families, know that they are seen and their contributions to their children's learning are valued.

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Talking, Reading, Singing, and Rhyming: Tips for Fostering Literacy in Infancy

Early indications suggest that Goslings improves families’ confidence in interacting with their infants and supports infants in getting the level of stimulation they need (which varies greatly from day to day).

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Authored by: Rebecca Dowling Lisa Shanty Susan Sonnenschein Brenda Hussey-Gardner
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Words Matter: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care

While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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