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Young Children
November 18, 2020

The Reading Chair: December 2020

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Can We Change Early Care and Education?

Early care and education professionals, advocates, and supporters have worked to solve real and perceived problems within the early childhood education workforce, but without complete success. One ongoing issue is how we—and others—define who we are.

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Authored by: Edna Runnels Ranck
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Scaffolding Background Knowledge and Emergent Writing Through Conversations

Through the following examples, we aim to show how teachers can support young children’s growth in ways that are important to emergent writing development, with a focus on content knowledge, genre knowledge, and visual literacy.

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Authored by: Carol A. Donovan, Diane C. Sekeres, Cailin Jane Kerch
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

The Toads: Refocusing the Lens (Voices)

In this article, I describe the moment where I learned to hear and respect the voices of children and to hear and respect my own voice as well.

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Authored by: Amanda Jo Messer
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Ron Grady

This month's NAEYC Member Spotlight focuses on Ron Grady, an educator and the founder of Childology, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

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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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Haciendo Conexiones: Todos ustedes son valientes y esenciales

Mucha gente no piensa preste la debida atención a ninguno de sus muchos prioridades y llevar todo el peso de estas demandas. Les decimos a todos ustedes: son valientes. Son esencial. Y ellos no están solos.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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A girl making art in front of a computer.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Making Connections: You Are Courageous and Essential

Many are feeling like they are not giving their full attention to any of their many priorities, and they are carrying the weight of this entire burden on their shoulders. To all of you. You are brave. You are essential. And you are not alone.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

From Our President. Relationships Matter: Embracing Children of Promise

During the early childhood years, children start to develop their self-identity, a sense of who they are based on their roles and relationships in their family, early care settings or school and their community.

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporating Knowledge from Children’s Homes and Communities: A Home-to-School Approach for Teaching STEM in Preschool

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne, Jayanthi Mistry, Sunah Hyun, Virginia Diez, Cynthia Parker, Betty Zan, Daryl Greenfield, Kimberly Brenneman
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