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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

10x: Increasing Family Involvement in School

Here are some ideas for welcoming families and fostering a strong partnership with them.

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Authored by: Cheryl A. Paul
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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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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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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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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Fun, Easy Ways to Play with Math at Home رسالة في حقيبة الظهر™ - طرق مسلية وسهلة للعب بالرياضيات في المنزل

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: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Engage Children’s Communities with Friends and Family Day!

Consider celebrating a Friends and Family Day to help all children––and all families––feel like valued members of your learning community.

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Authored by: Will Parnell, Ellie Justice, Laure Pearson Patrick
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2020

Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Healthy Eaters, Classrooms, and Communities

The farm to early care and education initiative includes a variety of strategies that encourage the use of local foods in meals and snacks, gardening opportunities, and food-based learning activities that promote children’s health and well-being.

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Authored by: Christine Lux, Lacy Stephens
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Using the Village to Raise a Reader

In this article, we explore the key roles that teachers, families, and community initiatives like those underway at some laundromats play in helping children become ready to read.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Susan B. Neuman
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Many Languages, One Community: Engaging All Families

This article shares strategies that one center uses to meaningfully engage all families—including multilingual families—in their preschool community.

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Authored by: Lorraine Cooke
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