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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Viewpoint. We’re Not All Friends Here (and That’s Okay)

Should we refer to our class as friends? On the surface, this may seem like a simple question, but it represents a complex aspect of classroom ecology that is debated in early childhood circles.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

From Our President. Helping Children Hear Their Song

How can we better implement practices that build relationships and create environments that support positive social and emotional growth?

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

What Babies Ask of Us: Contexts to Support Learning about Self and Other

Vivian Gussin Paley, author of thirteen insightful books that illuminate children’s social and emotional competence, captured the essence of what young children ask of us with respect to social and emotional support.

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Authored by: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 1
March 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Social & Emotional Development: For Our Youngest Learners & Beyond
The Spring 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles devoted to intentional practices that promote social and emotional development.
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

The Power of “Good Morning”

The practice of an intentional morning greeting is something that can empower young children to embrace their day and their learning. Young children may be experiencing challenges or anxieties beyond the classroom, whether we are aware of them or not.

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Authored by: Sarah Calzone
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Supporting Teachers through Change

Here, you will read key excerpts of what they would share with teachers about supporting children and families as they adapt to the dramatic changes in daily routines and circumstances.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

محادثات مع الأطفال! الأسئلة ال تي تحفّز المحادثات وتعمّق الفهم Conversations with Children! Questions that Spark Conversations and Deepen Understanding

This is the first article in a series about asking questions that foster rich conversations. Visiting a variety of preschool settings, we’ll consider the different types of questions teachers ask and listen to children’s responses.

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Authored by: Janis Strasser
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Words Matter: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care

While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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