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Using and Creating Informational Texts at Home

For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
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August 13, 2019

Making the Most of Informational Text

Learn the tips and tricks to make informational texts more engaging and interesting for educators and children.

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Authored by: Nell K. Duke
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August 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

I think about being a parent and a teacher and observing children. Even experts can forget that there is a time to model and guide, and also a time to give space for the kind of learning that happens with uninterrupted play and exploration.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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August 6, 2019

Connecting our Nature Walks to the Classroom

If the environment is the third teacher, there is no better classroom environment than the outdoors. I use our experiences and my notes and pictures as inspiration for our curriculum.

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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Children's Books about Families

A family unit supports children in countless ways, including easing their transitions, helping them learn about the other boys and girls in the class, and strengthening their self-awareness.
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July 11, 2019

How to Create a Forest Classroom Experience

Here are some tips to help you create meaningful forest experiences for the children in your care—no outdoor classroom required!

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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March 20, 2016

(20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers) عشرون سؤالاً للمعلمات: قائمة متعلقة بالممارسات الملائمة نمائياً

مقتبسة بتصرف من كتابات هيثر بيغر توملنسون على شبكة الانترنت. وقد شاركت الكاتبة في كتابة مقالة بعنوان الممارسة الملائمة نمائيا: التركيز على العاملين في مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة 

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Intentional and Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments

The articles in this cluster offer detailed information on ways teachers can observe and document children’s learning across developmental domains and then use that documentation to plan instruction.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 3
July 1, 2019

July 2019

Intentional & Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments
YC July 2019 Issue
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June 26, 2019

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Position Statement

Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
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June 13, 2019

Announcing the Draft of NAEYC's DAP Position Statement

Reflecting NAEYC’s commitment to periodically revising and updating its core position statements, we’ve worked hard to reflect the knowledge from research and practice that has emerged over the last decade since DAP was last revised.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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