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Blog
June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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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

The Reading Chair: July 2020

This issues recommended books and favorite reads

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Understanding Children’s Sense of Identity: The Life and Work of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917–1983)

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: Grace Jepkemboi, Annette Mohan, Lois McFadyen Christensen
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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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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood

When hearing the words suspension and expulsion, most people do not think about children 5 and under. However, young children in state-funded preschool settings are expelled at three times the rate of K–12 students, as private school students.

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Authored by: Sarah C. Wymer, Amanda P. Williford, Ann S. Lhospital
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself

This article is excerpted from NAEYC’s upcoming book Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower Children, by Sarah Erdman, Laura J. Colker, and Elizabeth C. Winter. The book will be published in August 2020.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman, ​Laura J. Colker, Elizabeth C. Winter
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 3
June 16, 2020

July 2020

From Good Guidance to Trauma-Informed Care
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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May 27, 2020

Why Making Mistakes Now May Benefit Us Later

That was a good time to remind myself that making mistakes actually makes you smarter, especially if you try to fix the mistake. Brain science backs this up.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young
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May 21, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Supporting Young Children after Crisis Events

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of community disasters and other crises and traumatic events. This articles explains how educators and primary caregivers can help children cope with the stress of a community disaster.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld, Thomas Demaria, Sairam A. Kumar
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