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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Building Reciprocal Relationships with Communities

Building relationships with the community has multiple benefits: Your organization or school builds name recognition and a positive reputation; you are informed of local events and community resources; and your organization’s credibility is enhanced.

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Authored by: Ludmila Battista
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Becoming Your Best: Building Professional Competencies

We’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support.

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Authored by: Meghann Hickey
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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
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

Viewpoint. Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

In this article, we outline the past and present along with strategies for creating anti-racist early childhood spaces.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Journeying Together: How Our Program Addresses Race and Anti-Bias Education

Chris Amirault, school director of Tulsa Educare MacArthur in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shares the work he and his staff are doing to address racism and bias. He and six of his colleagues recently gathered to share their approaches and insights.

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Authored by: Chris Amirault Melodie Benish Michelle Bowers Precious Harris Thena Knight Nicole Tate Jennie Williams
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Being an Equity Leader

Integrating an equity approach to diversity into early childhood education programs calls for strategic leadership. In this article, we describe the key concepts and strategies for leading change toward equity and diversity in ECE programs.

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Authored by: John Nimmo Debbie LeeKeenan Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Quality Includes Removing Bias from Early Childhood Education Environments

This article examines efforts made toward removing racial and ethnic biases, addresses our current state as a field, and asserts how the field must be committed to advance equity with the assets of children, families, and communities coming first.

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Authored by: Felicia L. DeHaney Carla Thompson Payton Alandra Washington
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Why History? Educating the Early Childhood Workforce for Equity

Regarding the advancement of equity in ECE, the following article focuses on people of African descent and speaks to how and why knowing their history can shed light on their current practices and help us design more responsive programs.

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Authored by: Barbara T. Bowman
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 2
June 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Nurturing Equity Leaders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be
The Summer 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles drawing on the upcoming NAEYC book, Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Elevating Voices and Actions.
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

When in Doubt, Reach Out: Teaming Strategies for Inclusive Early Childhood Settings

In this article, we will weave strategies for fostering collaboration in inclusive early childhood settings by focusing on a child with delays in the social-emotional and communication domains.

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Authored by: Christine M. Spence Deserai Miller Catherine Corr Rosa Milagros Santos Brandie Bentley
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Our Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

While all aspects of self-care are important for early childhood educators’ well-being, in this article, we focus on how we, as educators of infants and toddlers, can cultivate self-awareness.

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Authored by: Holly Hatton-Bowers Elita Amini Virmani Laura Nathans Bridget A. Walsh Martha J. Buell Patricia Lanzon Sandra I. Plata-Potter Laura Anne Roe
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Can We Change Early Care and Education?

Early care and education professionals, advocates, and supporters have worked to solve real and perceived problems within the early childhood education workforce, but without complete success. One ongoing issue is how we—and others—define who we are.

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Authored by: Edna Runnels Ranck
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

From Our President. Relationships Matter: Embracing Children of Promise

During the early childhood years, children start to develop their self-identity, a sense of who they are based on their roles and relationships in their family, early care settings or school and their community.

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 5
November 18, 2020

December 2020

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: Supporting Identity Development & Advancing Equity
The December issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles with perspectives on enriching curriculum by connecting lessons to children's social and cultural contexts.
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