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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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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Tearing Down Silos: A Model for Interagency Collaboration

This article shares a collaborative approach that two counties in Pennsylvania have taken to tear down the silos and instead promptly and effectively support early learning programs and staff and the children and families they serve.

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Authored by: Alison Mellott
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Now Read This: What About Children in Foster Care?

The books featured here provide a sampling of books and activities that can be used to introduce foster care and adoption into the early childhood classroom.

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Authored by: Michelle Kimmy
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Reading Aloud with Infants and Toddlers

Reading aloud helps develop essential competencies that infants and toddlers will need to become skilled readers later on, including vocabulary knowledge and world knowledge.

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Authored by: Kathy Kinsner Rebecca Parlakian
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Two Homes, One Classroom: Inclusive Practices that Work

It’s not uncommon to have children in your program who spend time with parents in two different homes. Individualizing communication is an effective way to recognize and welcome diverse family structures.

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Authored by: Katia González
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

4 Quick Reminders as You Plan for Family Conferences

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or this will be your first year, these reminders will help you plan the many steps of family conferences—from preconference scheduling to follow-up.

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Authored by: NAEYC Professional Learning Team
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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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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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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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