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Young Children
December 1, 2022

Six Resources for Making the Most of Family-Educator Conferences

In this article, we present six research-informed resources for making the most of these conferences, with examples of how pre-K teachers received and made use of them.

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Authored by: Tricia Zucker Michael Mesa April Crawford Shauna Spear Sonia Cabell
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Young Children
December 1, 2022

Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Early Learning Program

In this article, we share strategies and resources to establish breastfeeding-friendly practices and environments in early childhood settings.

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Authored by: Rebecca Dunn Karrie A. Kalich Lynn Arnold
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Young Children
December 1, 2022

Exploring Families’ Language Practices Through a Social Studies Inquiry in Kindergarten

his article describes the collaboration between teachers and researchers designing a translanguaging space where bilingual children and their families could explore the linguistic and cultural practices that they engage in at home.

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Authored by: Ivana Espinet Maite T. Sánchez Sabrina Poms Elizabeth Menendez
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Five Rs for Promoting Positive Family Engagement

I offer five Rs—respect, responsiveness and reassurance, relationship, reciprocity, and reflection—to help you build trust and promote positive family engagement in your preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Bweikia Foster Steen
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