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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Focus and Self-Control

Self-control and focus are both important skills for children to practice in order to succeed in school. Here are some that you and your child can do together at home.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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School Involvement that Counts

The kinds of involvement that make a difference in children’s learning and academic success are doable for all families. Here are some attitudes and actions that all families can embrace to enhance their child’s learning.
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July 20, 2018

Promoting Children’s Science Learning One Step at a Time

Here are five ideas that will help early childhood educators support science learning in the classroom and communicate with families about how to support children’s science learning at home.

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Authored by: Alexandra Adair, Cindy Hoisington
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Blog
June 29, 2018

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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At Home with Makerspaces

Whether you call them makerspaces, hackerspaces, or DIY labs, the idea is the same—they’re places where kids can tinker, invent, and build to their heart's content. They are great for fostering creativity and hands-on learning.
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Fund Your Way to Annual Conference

The cost of attending and traveling to a conference can be expensive, so we came up with a few solutions to help lower costs, and raise money for your trip to NAEYC's 2018 Annual Conference. 
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