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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Preschool in the Park: Place-Based Learning in Unexpected Spaces

Place-based education uses local cultures, heritage, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences to create a curriculum in which literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and arts learning occur in the context of place.

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Authored by: Rachel J. Franz
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 4
July 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Empowering Educators & Programs: A Blueprint for Excellence
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Article
Young Children
June 1, 2021

Embracing Partnerships with Informal Settings to Enhance Teaching and Learning

This article will provide research-driven, practical advice for how early childhood educators can partner with community-based organizations to utilize an integrated and developmentally appropriate approach to teaching and learning.

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Authored by: Sara L. Hartman Jennifer Hines-Bergmeier
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Singing and Moving in the Time of COVID-19

Whether used to build community or offer opportunities for creativity, self-expression, and enjoyment, music and movement are critical components of excellent early childhood teaching.

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Authored by: Karen Salvador Kerry B. Renzoni 
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Virtual Playgroups: Sparking Curiosity and Discovery

Whether you’re organizing, scheduling, or hosting online gatherings for one class or a whole program, the following tips will help optimize the experience in virtual playgroups for everyone.

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Authored by: Shakesha Thompson Louisa Anastasopoulos Lori Coletti
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Blog
February 25, 2021

Singing and Moving in the Time of COVID-19

Recognizing the importance of music and movement in early childhood, here are strategies for safer music and movement activities in person and virtually, based on recommendations from the CDC and recent research.

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Authored by: Karen Salvador Kerry B. Renzoni 
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Article
Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

The Power of “Good Morning”

The practice of an intentional morning greeting is something that can empower young children to embrace their day and their learning. Young children may be experiencing challenges or anxieties beyond the classroom, whether we are aware of them or not.

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Authored by: Sarah Calzone
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DAP in the Time of COVID: Questions to Consider

NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
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Article
Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

Everyone is a Star: A New Way to Celebrate and Learn about Each Other

Often, teachers struggle to come up with activities that are inclusive and representative of each child and their family, helping to build self-confidence and also an understanding of others’ social and cultural identities.

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Authored by: Megan King Dana Pergola
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