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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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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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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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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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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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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

A Letter to Children During the Pandemic

No one in the world has ever done what we are all doing right now. No one ever thought we would have to try being teachers to 4-year-olds without being in the same room together.

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Authored by: Kelly Fox
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Blog
June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Understanding Children’s Sense of Identity: The Life and Work of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917–1983)

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Grace Jepkemboi Annette Mohan Lois McFadyen Christensen
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