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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

What Has the Pandemic Taught You?

As part of Teaching Young Children’s ongoing series about supporting children and families through change, we asked early childhood education professionals what COVID-19 has taught them.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Virtual Playgroups: Sparking Curiosity and Discovery

Whether you’re organizing, scheduling, or hosting online gatherings for one class or a whole program, the following tips will help optimize the experience in virtual playgroups for everyone.

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Authored by: Shakesha Thompson Louisa Anastasopoulos Lori Coletti
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Solveig’s Sushi: Using Charting to Foster Social and Emotional Development

In this article, I share descriptions and examples of how to incorporate charting to foster these areas in a preschool setting, while simultaneously strengthening early language and literacy skills in a playful, engaging manner.

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Authored by: Nanci L. Red Bird
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

How Early Childhood Educators Can Explain Death to Children

If we help young children understand death, we help them cope with a personal loss that has already occurred or prepare them to understand and cope with a personal loss at a later time.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Feature Teacher: Talista Murrill

Talista Murrill is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Durham Head Start in Durham, North Carolina, who believes a key part of her practice is the importance of building relationships.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Message from Rhian

This issue of Teaching Young Children focuses on nurturing social and emotional development through preschool environments and practices, whether virtual or in-person.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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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

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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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

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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