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NAEYC Publishes Book on Integrating the Learning Stories Approach

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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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

DAP With Apps and Other Tech Tools: Making Choices that Make Sense for Preschoolers

Tablets, apps, and other digital technology can help children learn—as long as you carefully plan the content, and monitor how children use them. Read on for ideas for using apps and other digital technology in your classroom!

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Authored by: Jennifer Garrette Lisy Kathleen A. Paciga Mary Quest
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Preschool in the Park: Place-Based Learning in Unexpected Spaces

Place-based education uses local cultures, heritage, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences to create a curriculum in which literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and arts learning occur in the context of place.

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Authored by: Rachel J. Franz
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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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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
July 1, 2021

Teaching and Learning with Hip-Hop Culture

Through music and language, movement, and the visual arts, rap and other elements of hip-hop culture can support preschoolers’ learning and development in all domains.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Instead of Discipline, Use Guidance

Using guidance instead of discipline means helping young children understand they can learn from their mistakes, and it starts with showing them how to do so.

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Authored by: ​Dan Gartrell
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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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Blog
June 23, 2021

What's Next After WOYC Success?

The official proclamations for the 2021 Week of the Young Child are powerful tools can bring attention to the need for continued public support and investments in early childhood education.

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Authored by: Michael Kim
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Blog
June 10, 2021

A Road Forward: Five Democratic Life Skills for a Civil Society

Five democratic life skills provide a model for the holistic education and development of children, guiding them along a continuum from showing resilience in the face of trauma to demonstrating intelligent decision-making as members of society.

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Authored by: Dan Gartrell
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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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Young Children
June 1, 2021

What Are You Thinking? Scaffolding Thinking to Promote Learning

Classrooms that incorporate child-directed experiences offer many opportunities for children to uncover their ideas, to generate questions, and to construct their own knowledge.

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Authored by: Angela K. Salmon María Ximena Barrera
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