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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

4 Quick Reminders as You Plan for Family Conferences

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or this is 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
October 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

Now is the perfect time to get to know more deeply the children and families we serve and to form shared goals for children’s learning and development.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Formar conexiones. La obligación profesional de valorar a familias

Los educadores de la primera infancia pueden cumplir estas responsabilidades profesionales solamente recurriendo al conocimiento y la pericia que tienen las familias acerca de sus niños individuales.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Learning from Birth: Ontario’s EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are free drop-in centers in Ontario, Canada, for children birth to 6 years of age, along with their parents or other caregivers.

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Clara Howitt
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Engaging Extended Family and Friends in Young Children’s Education

Our Reggio-inspired lab school, experiments with ways to connect extended family and friends to the school’s everyday practices, curricula, and philosophy.

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Authored by: Will Parnell, Ellie Justice, Laure Pearson Patrick
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Supporting Families: Education and Collaboration

There’s an underlying message throughout this Young Children cluster: Make forming strong relationships with families one of your top goals.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 4
September 1, 2018

September 2018

Supporting Families: Education and Collaboration
YC September 2018 Issue
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children

One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adult family members to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with their children.

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Authored by: Kristan Stewart-Henry, Amber Friesen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Talking with Parents about Play and Learning

We can help families understand why play is critical for preschoolers’ learning and development—and how play sets children up for future school success.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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School Involvement that Counts

The kinds of involvement that make a difference in children’s learning and academic success are doable for all families. Here are some attitudes and actions that all families can embrace to enhance their child’s learning.
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Blog
July 20, 2018

Promoting Children’s Science Learning One Step at a Time

Here are five ideas that will help early childhood educators support science learning in the classroom and communicate with families about how to support children’s science learning at home.

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Authored by: Alexandra Adair, Cindy Hoisington
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Blog
July 2, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Dr. Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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