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July 18, 2018

The Importance of Sand and Water Play

The sand table and the water table can be two of the most popular areas of the classroom for young children, but it is important to remember that these areas are essential to the classroom for higher-level learning. 

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Authored by: Sarah Vanover
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July 2, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Dr. Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

True Then, Truer Now: The Enduring Contributions of Arnold Gesell

Although researchers no longer adhere to the notion of fixed stages of development (Siegler 2016), the norms Gesell established are still used today by psychologists, educators, and pediatricians to predict developmental changes.

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Authored by: Peg Oliveira
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Public Libraries Harness the Power of Play

Thanks to a nationwide parent education initiative called Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), an increasing number of librarians are focusing on helping parents interact with their young children in meaningful ways to increase vocabulary development.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Respect: The Heart of Serving Infants and Toddlers

Respect—treating with consideration—was the overarching feature behind the values and actions of teachers I observed for more than six months in one of the four Childspace infant and toddler centers that I co-own with my husband (Christie 2011).

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Authored by: Toni Christie
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 3
July 1, 2018

July 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers
YC July 2018 Issue
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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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Father and child working together
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May 25, 2018

When a Foster Child Enters Your Care: Suggestions from a Foster Parent

Tips from a licensed foster parent and early childhood educator on the best ways to support children in the foster care system, including resources that will help provide a safe and nurturing environment that assists individual needs.

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Authored by: Christa Murray
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May 24, 2018

Preschool Reflections

A preschool teacher asked the families of her preK-4 program to reflect on their children’s experiences before the end of the school year. Read what they had to say, as well as the teacher's own observations about the impact of preschool learning.

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Authored by: Jenny Levinson
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