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Blog
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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Article
Young Children
May 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: May 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
May 1, 2019

Looking at the World: Children and Science

One reason it is so important to introduce science to very young children: the understandings they develop—no matter how basic or partial—provide a framework for later learning.

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Authored by: Steve Jenkins
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Helping Young Children Grieve and Understand Death

Teachers should also prepare themselves for basic questions (like whether or not a dead animal feels cold) and for supporting children and their families after a loved one dies.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

From Fear to Freedom: Risk and Learning in a Forest School (Voices)

As an outdoor educator and “nature elder,” Heather Taylor tells two stories that stretched her personal views of what it means to allow children to have the freedom to make their own choices as they study nature.

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Authored by: Heather B. Taylor
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Five Tips for Engaging Multilingual Children in Conversation

In this article, I offer five strategies that take into account the unique aspects of learning an additional language and capitalize on the social and interactive nature of early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: E. Brook Chapman de Sousa
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 2
May 1, 2019

May 2019

Cultivating Bilingualism: The Benefits of Multilingual Classrooms
YC May 2019 Issue
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Early Childhood Science Interest Forum -- Hello Community

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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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Rethinking End-of-Year Concerts

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on how to handle pressure to stage elaborate end-of-year events.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Growing Little Storytellers

When children learn the art of telling stories, it makes them smarter—giving them a head start on success in school and life.

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Authored by: Ronald F. Ferguson, Tatsha Robertson
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Map Your WOYC Event!

Help us show the reach of #WOYC19 events and fill out this form to add your activities to our celebration map!  
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Blog
March 20, 2019

Addressing Quality and Access: China Looks towards DAP

As China and other nations around the world move to incorporate DAP into their early education approach, NAEYC has developed customizable trainings to address the needs of ECE professionals from diverse backgrounds.

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Authored by: Dakota Saunders
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