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Self-Study: 1, 2, 3! (On Demand)

Hear from NAEYC’s professional development team about the process of self-study as a strategy for quality improvement.
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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

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
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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DAP in the Time of COVID: Questions to Consider

NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Becoming Your Best: Building Professional Competencies

I’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support from my time as a teacher, an advocate, and a trainer (and continuous learner!) working with programs from coast to coast.

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Authored by: Meghann Hickey
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Less Is More: Taking Distractions Out of the Physical Environment

As explained in this article, the decorations in your preschool classroom can play an important role in helping children feel welcomed, calm, and ready to learn.

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Authored by: Kristen Kennen
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Using the Village to Raise a Reader

In this article, we explore the key roles that teachers, families, and community initiatives like those underway at some laundromats play in helping children become ready to read.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano Susan B. Neuman
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Many Languages, One Community: Engaging All Families

This article shares strategies that one center uses to meaningfully engage all families—including multilingual families—in their preschool community.

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Authored by: Lorraine Cooke
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Quick and Easy Notes: Practical Strategies for Busy Teachers

With so many required assessments, it’s understandable why the word itself may bring up negative feelings for teachers. But understanding the different types of assessment and how you can use them to support your reflection and planning is important.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates Stephanie Madison Schenck Hayley J. Hoover
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

9x: Easy Ways to Integrate Math in the Gym and Beyond!

With a few simple tools—dice, rulers, number lines, and spinners—children can infuse math into big body activities. Here are nine easy activities for integrating math in the gym and beyond!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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