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June 18, 2020

Tell Families, “We See You and We Value Your Contribution"

Dr. Brian Wright asks teachers to let families, especially Black and brown families, know that they are seen and their contributions to their children's learning are valued.

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood

When hearing the words suspension and expulsion, most people do not think about children 5 and under. However, young children in state-funded preschool settings are expelled at three times the rate of K–12 students, as private school students.

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Authored by: Sarah C. Wymer, Amanda P. Williford, Ann S. Lhospital
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May 30, 2020

A Message From NAEYC: We Stand Together

NAEYC continues to work towards advancing equity with humility and awareness of our history and limitations, and a recognition that no individual, leader or organization has all the answers.

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Authored by: Ann Terrell, Rhian Evans Allvin
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May 21, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Embracing LGBTQIA+ Staff in Early Childhood Programs

Embracing LGBTQIA+ early childhood professionals creates a positive environment where staff, children, and families thrive.

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Authored by: Jennifer M. Longley
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Promoting Equity through Teacher Research (Voices)

Teacher research has a new generation of scholars who are passionate about methodology and ready to lead us into the future.

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Authored by: Megina Baker
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Four-year-old Kurt created a family portrait for a project in his preschool classroom. He made sure to include his baby sister o
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Nurturing Wonder: STEM Projects Bring Joy to the Classroom

When intentional teachers ask questions to expand children’s thinking and help them explore related vocabulary and concepts, children’s learning is enriched and their curiosity grows, fueling yet more inquiries.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Blog
February 26, 2020

From Teacher to Equity Activist

In this excerpt from Each and Every Child, Megan Madison reflects on her own journey towards activism and offers ideas for other early childhood professionals on how they can become equity and social justice advocates fighting for all young children.

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Authored by: Megan Pamela Ruth Madison
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 1
March 1, 2020

March 2020

Enriching Education Around the World
YC March 2020 Issue
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January 31, 2020

Making Sure Every Young Child Counts

Early childhood educators have an important role to play in the 2020 Census

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Authored by: Deborah Lee Stein
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