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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

How Early Childhood Educators Can Explain Death to Children

If we help young children understand death, we help them cope with a personal loss that has already occurred or prepare them to understand and cope with a personal loss at a later time.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2021

“How Are You Feeling?” Strategies for Helping Children Understand and Manage Emotions

Young children with responsive caregivers are likely to thrive, whereas young children who experience emotionally unavailable environments are more likely to experience negative impacts on their cognitive, social, language, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Vonda Jump Norman Audrey C. Juhasz Krista Nicole Useche Kristine M. Kinniburgh
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Caring for the Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers

In order to be part of an effective safety net for young children’s emotional well-being, we need to understand their unique vulnerability to trauma and extended stress during the first few years of life.

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Authored by: Kathy Reschke
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 1
March 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Social & Emotional Development: For Our Youngest Learners & Beyond
The Spring 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles devoted to intentional practices that promote social and emotional development.
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom

The three de-escalation activities detailed here can be useful in targeting anxiety—two are used for de-escalating children’s anxious behaviors, and the third assists children in identifying the cause of their anxiety and in developing coping skills.

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Authored by: Sierra L. Brown Allison McCobin Stephanie Easley Kara E. McGoey
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Article
Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children need help making sense of what they are seeing and hearing. These conversations also offer us important teachable moments to engage young children in discussion about their identities, human diversity, fairness and unfairness, and the right of pe

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards Louise Derman-Sparks
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 1
September 16, 2020

October/November 2020

Partnering with Families, Helping Children through Change
TYC October/November 2020 issue
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Social Emotional Learning and Addressing Trauma

Social- emotional learning (SEL) is the foundation and heartbeat of the classroom. Students need to feel connected, safe, and secure, before we even begin to address academics. T

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Authored by: Monica Warren
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Words Matter: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care

While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom

For preschool-age children, evidence of anxiousness in the classroom includes general distress, clinginess, excessive worry, separation fears, somatic complaints, sleep difficulties, and repetitive and perfectionistic behaviors

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Authored by: Sierra L. Brown Allison McCobin Stephanie Easley Kara E. McGoey
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Blog
May 27, 2020

Why Making Mistakes Now May Benefit Us Later

That was a good time to remind myself that making mistakes actually makes you smarter, especially if you try to fix the mistake. Brain science backs this up.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young
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Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Supporting Young Children after Crisis Events

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of community disasters and other crises and traumatic events. This articles explains how educators and primary caregivers can help children cope with the stress of a community disaster.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld Thomas Demaria Sairam A. Kumar
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