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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Preparing to Meet with Aiden’s Family: Strengths, Progress, and Goals

During a family conference, it’s important to provide a detailed—but not overwhelming—picture of a child’s progress. The following example (shared and discussed at a family conference) shows the strengths, progress, and goals of a young student.

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Authored by: Marlen Murray Dionne Gibson Daniela Arbizzi
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

4 Quick Reminders as You Plan for Family Conferences

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or this will be your first year, these reminders will help you plan the many steps of family conferences—from preconference scheduling to follow-up.

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Authored by: NAEYC Professional Learning Team
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Teaching and Learning with Hip-Hop Culture

Through music and language, movement, and the visual arts, rap and other elements of hip-hop culture can support preschoolers’ learning and development in all domains.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Message in a Backpack™ Guiding Your Child’s Behavior

Challenging behaviors often happen when children feel they don’t have another way to express their feelings or another way to get what they need. Here's how to stay calm, patient, and consistent as you help your child understand your expectations.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Instead of Discipline, Use Guidance

Using guidance instead of discipline means helping young children understand they can learn from their mistakes, and it starts with showing them how to do so.

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Authored by: ​Dan Gartrell
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Feature Program: Culver Family Learning Center

This month's feature program is Culver Family Learning Center, one of 12 NAEYC-accredited early learning sites owned and operated by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. (EVSC) in Indiana.
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Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 4
July 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Empowering Educators & Programs: A Blueprint for Excellence
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Blog
June 10, 2021

A Road Forward: Five Democratic Life Skills for a Civil Society

Five democratic life skills provide a model for the holistic education and development of children, guiding them along a continuum from showing resilience in the face of trauma to demonstrating intelligent decision-making as members of society.

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Authored by: Dan Gartrell
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Article
Young Children
June 1, 2021

Embracing Partnerships with Informal Settings to Enhance Teaching and Learning

This article will provide research-driven, practical advice for how early childhood educators can partner with community-based organizations to utilize an integrated and developmentally appropriate approach to teaching and learning.

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Authored by: Sara L. Hartman Jennifer Hines-Bergmeier
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Article
Young Children
June 1, 2021

What Are You Thinking? Scaffolding Thinking to Promote Learning

Classrooms that incorporate child-directed experiences offer many opportunities for children to uncover their ideas, to generate questions, and to construct their own knowledge.

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Authored by: Angela K. Salmon María Ximena Barrera
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Article
Young Children
June 1, 2021

Member Spotlight Summer 2021

For the Summer 2021 issue of Young Children, we had a chance to reconnect with previously profiled members and to get an update on where they are in their journeys.
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Article
Young Children
June 1, 2021

Viewpoint. Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

In this article, we outline the past and present along with strategies for creating anti-racist early childhood spaces.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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