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June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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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

Our Proud Heritage. Understanding Children’s Sense of Identity: The Life and Work of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917–1983)

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: Grace Jepkemboi, Annette Mohan, Lois McFadyen Christensen
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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 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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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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