Teaching Young Children (TYC), NAEYC’s award-winning magazine for classroom educators, highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers. Rooted in the latest and best research on early childhood education, TYC material is classroom ready. It’s full of practical ideas that you can adapt in your classroom today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the publication targeted to the preschool age group?
The largest group of NAEYC members works with preschoolers, so we created a magazine for these educators.
Where does the content come from?
The content comes from a number of sources including experts in the field, existing NAEYC resources, preschool teachers, the editors, and articles by teachers like you. For more information on how you can contribute to TYC, please visit https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/writing.
How is TYC different from Young Children?
TYC is designed for readers who prefer shorter articles that present practical information in a direct and friendly writing style, with photographs and infographics used to share teaching ideas and strategies. Teachers can put many of the ideas they read about in TYC into practice right away.
How frequently is TYC published?
TYC is published five times per year (October/November, December/January, February/March, April/May, and August/September).
How can I become a member of NAEYC?
The National Association for the Education of Young Children supports preschool teachers on the job—today and in the future. More than half of NAEYC’s members are educators who work with preschool children. We value you and all you do for children and families. Find out more about joining NAEYC.
How can I order TYC?
Visit the Subscribe/Purchase page to become a subscriber. To order single issues, please visit NAEYC's Online Store.
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What is the process for submitting a permissions and/or reprint request?
NAEYC content is copyrighted and many forms of reuse require a permissions request. For more information, please visit https://www.naeyc.org/resources/permissions
Interested in Writing for Teaching Young Children?
Review the writing guidelines and submit a proposal: https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/writing.
TYC Editorial Advisory Panel Members
Technical Assistance Supervisor, Grow NJ Kids
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Professor of Education, Claflin University
Cayce, South Carolina
Early Childhood Educator
Charlotte, North Carolina
Donna Martin Hinkle
Child and Youth Program Coordinator, Defense Supply Center
Preschool Teacher, Passaic Public Schools
Passaic, New Jersey
Deputy Director, DC Special Education Cooperative
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Early Childhood Teacher, Greater Essex County—District School Board
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Professor, Cape Cod Community College
Kristen E. Reed
Senior Project Director and Mathematics Educator, Educational Development Center
Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University
Greenville, North Carolina
Pre-K Education Coach, Pittsburgh Public Schools
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Professor of Early Childhood Education, William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey
Director of Child Care, Black Hawk YMCA
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Clinical Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jessica Mercer Young
Research Scientist and Educational Psychologist, Educational Development Center
Regular contributors to the Look, Listen, Learn Columns are:
Deb Curtis, cofounder of Harvest Resources and a teacher of children and adults in Seattle, Washington.
Nadia Jaboneta, pedagogical leader and classroom teacher at Pacific Primary Preschool, in San Francisco, California.
Matthew Lawrence, early childhood teacher at Epiphany Early Learning Preschool, in Seattle, Washington.