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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rethinking Field Trips: Venturing Out to Foster Meaningful Learning

Knowing that local field trips are a source of curriculum in early childhood education, two teachers venture to a theater with their class, then engage in a project about storytelling, performance, and stages.

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Authored by: Lynette Bagwell Betsy Cahill
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Article
Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Sparking Creativity with Cross-Area Play

Cross-area play is rooted in the idea that when children are given the freedom to experiment with materials in open-ended ways, their play can transform into elaborate, complex plots and offer rich developmental opportunities.

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Authored by: Lydia Minahan Jessica Byrd Sarah Dwyer Sandra Romp Layney Viets Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes
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Article
Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Using Nature Contact to Support Children Under Stress

Contact with nature can help mitigate the negative effects of stress. Through nature-based encounters, we can provide children with strategies to use while they are in our care and beyond.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio Susan Ferguson Wesley Knapp
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 5
September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Nature Learning Indoors and Out
TYC Fall 2021 issue
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Article
Young Children
September 1, 2021

Leading Through Inquiry (Voices)

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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Article
Young Children
September 1, 2021

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

The NAEYC Governing Board provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance for the association.
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 3
September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials
The Fall 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles offering a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.
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Make Transitions work for you

Make Transitions Work for You!

Early childhood educators know how challenging transitions can be! NAEYC has collected a list of resources to support your unique ECE needs. Whether going back to school or looking for strategies in the classroom, NAEYC is here to help.
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Self-Study: 1, 2, 3! (On Demand)

Hear from NAEYC’s professional development team about the process of self-study as a strategy for quality improvement.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Building Reciprocal Relationships with Communities

Building relationships with the community has multiple benefits: Your organization or school builds name recognition and a positive reputation; you are informed of local events and community resources; and your organization’s credibility is enhanced.

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Authored by: Ludmila Battista
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Blog
June 23, 2021

What's Next After WOYC Success?

The official proclamations for the 2021 Week of the Young Child are powerful tools can bring attention to the need for continued public support and investments in early childhood education.

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Authored by: Michael Kim
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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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