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July 11, 2019

How to Create a Forest Classroom Experience

Here are some tips to help you create meaningful forest experiences for the children in your care—no outdoor classroom required!

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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March 20, 2016

(20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers) عشرون سؤالاً للمعلمات: قائمة متعلقة بالممارسات الملائمة نمائياً

مقتبسة بتصرف من كتابات هيثر بيغر توملنسون على شبكة الانترنت. وقد شاركت الكاتبة في كتابة مقالة بعنوان الممارسة الملائمة نمائيا: التركيز على العاملين في مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة 

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High-Quality STEM Resources

With an internet connection, teachers can access an almost infinite number of STEM resources, but how can they tell if the activities and lesson plans are high quality?

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Authored by: Sherri Peterson, Cindy Hoisington, Peggy Ashbrook, Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, Rosemary Geiken, Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa, Sandy Chilton, Joseph B. Robinson
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June 26, 2019

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Position Statement

Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
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Blog
June 20, 2019

Empowering Refugee Parents, Educating Little Learners

As the field of early childhood education looks to the future of preschool for children who are refugees, there are three key programming components that should be seen as best practices for the field moving forward.

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Authored by: Aimée Vachon
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Blog
June 13, 2019

Announcing the Draft of NAEYC's DAP Position Statement

Reflecting NAEYC’s commitment to periodically revising and updating its core position statements, we’ve worked hard to reflect the knowledge from research and practice that has emerged over the last decade since DAP was last revised.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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Blog
May 24, 2019

Just the Facts: America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets

It’s our pleasure to introduce NAEYC’s America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets to help you talk with policymakers about what’s happening in early childhood education and for early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan
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Blog
May 10, 2019

Early Childhood Educators, Together We’ve Got Your Back!

Here are just a few of the many ways that NAEYC and the Affiliate network are working for you out in the world, while you work for the children and families in your communities.

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Authored by: Lucy Recio, Gwen Simmons
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

From Fear to Freedom: Risk and Learning in a Forest School (Voices)

As an outdoor educator and “nature elder,” Heather Taylor tells two stories that stretched her personal views of what it means to allow children to have the freedom to make their own choices as they study nature.

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Authored by: Heather B. Taylor
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Five Tips for Engaging Multilingual Children in Conversation

In this article, I offer five strategies that take into account the unique aspects of learning an additional language and capitalize on the social and interactive nature of early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: E. Brook Chapman de Sousa
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