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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Big Questions in the Great Outdoors

Mr. Joe has set the stage for ongoing learning opportunities by creating a weekly routine that focuses on the children’s in-depth study of Todd, the adopted oak tree.

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Authored by: Sue Mankiw, Janis Strasser, Lisa Mufson Bresson
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Children looking through magnetic glass in a field
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

A World of Learning

This article will help early childhood educators embed in their instructional plans outdoor learning opportunities that support the whole child. The accompanying examples are based on the authors’ experiences earlier in their careers.

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Authored by: Alicia W. Deaver, Lindsay E. Wright
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Capturing Nature’s Beauty through Multiple Lenses

It began with just the spark of an idea—to construct an outdoor classroom—and ultimately led to using photography as an instructional anchor to explore and capture nature’s beauty, and beyond.

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Authored by: Karen Capraro, Lorraine Downes, John Diego Arango
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Blog
October 26, 2018

Early Childhood Educators #ProtectFamilies

As an NAEYC member and an early childhood educator, we want to share with you some ways to stay informed and continue to advocate for immigrant families and children in your communities and beyond.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn: The Kindness Movement

Read the following story and teacher reflections; use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Teacher and students in a circle looking at a globe
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Children Can Wiggle and Learn

When we find ourselves thinking that sitting and learning go hand in hand for children, we should reflect on our own experiences and remember just how hard sitting can be.

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Authored by: Rae Pica
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child's hands kneading playdough
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teacher with students
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Becoming a Social and Emotional Teacher: The Heart of Good Guidance

By reviewing the research, observing teacher–child interactions, and interviewing practitioners, we developed a model for social and emotional teaching with four essential components.

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Authored by: Katherine M. Zinsser, Susanne A. Denham, Timothy W. Curby
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Infant and mother playing with blocks
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Learning from Birth: Ontario’s EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are free drop-in centers in Ontario, Canada, for children birth to 6 years of age, along with their parents or other caregivers.

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Clara Howitt
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Parents helping children in the kitchen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children

One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adult family members to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with their children.

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Authored by: Kristan Stewart-Henry, Amber Friesen
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