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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Feature Teacher: Indira Elisa Brito Acevedo

Indira Elisa Brito Acevedo is a kindergarten teacher at the Centro Modelo de Educación Inicial (CMEI), in San José, Montecristi, Dominican Republic.
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August 18, 2013

Advice for a New Preschool Teacher

TYC contributors Louis Mark Romei, Holly Seplocha, and Laura Colker answered the question: "What's your advice for a new preschool teacher?" as part of a Q&A on Back to School Strategies. Together they shared 10 tips

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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Two preschoolers during nap time
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Nap Time Is for Letting Go

Preschool staff might start using the transition to nap time as an opportunity to help children take a break from the day’s activities.

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Authored by: Wendy Mendola
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August 12, 2016

Back to School: Why Creating Classroom Community is So Important

The children in my class contribute to classroom rules and participate in discussions with teachers about fair consequences. Early in the year, we create a classroom manifesto that distills the community’s belief system

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Authored by: Kate Kane
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2016

Miss Nelson is Missing! Preparing for a Substitute Teacher

How can you prepare your classroom so that learning can go on while you are away? Maintaining a binder that includes the following can help you think through what's needed to prepare in advance.

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Authored by: Amy Kephart Yastishock
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2013

Transitions to Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten is an important life event. Here are some suggestions to support families so they can help their children with the transition.

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Authored by: Marie Kielty, Angele Sancho Passe, Sherrie Rose Mayle
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