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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Promoting Inclusion in Infant and Toddler Settings

While inclusion is an important goal for many families and teachers and is a hallmark of a high-quality early learning program, effective implementation requires planning, intentionality, and collaboration.

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Authored by: Rebecca Parlakian
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Teaching Young Children About Disability

In this article, I explore how young children develop attitudes and understandings about disability.

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Authored by: Sue Mankiw
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Embedded Learning Opportunities for Children with and Without Disabilities

To be effective, individualized teaching includes a child’s entire educational team—teachers, specialists, and other professionals who collect assessment information, identify learning outcomes, use instructional strategies, and monitor progress.

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Authored by: Christan G. Coogle Emily R. Lakey Jennifer R. Ottley Jennifer A. Brown Mollie K. Romano
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Individuality and Inclusive Practices for Early Childhood

This cluster of Young Children articles takes up that call by digging deeper into the core consideration of individuality and guidelines related to inclusion and offering in-depth descriptions of approaches to meet each child where they are.

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Authored by: Annie Moses
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 4
December 1, 2021

Winter 2021

Individuality and Inclusive Practices for Early Childhood
Young Children is NAEYC's award-winning, peer-reviewed journal focused on educating children from birth through third grade.
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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
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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Young Children
March 1, 2017

تطبيق نهج التعلم القائم على المشاريع في فصول الدمج: المحاولة الأولى لإحدى المعلمات لاستخدام التعلم القائم على المشاريع Implementing the Project Approach in an Inclusive Classroom: A Teacher’s First Attempt With Project-Based Learning (Voices)

The most powerful learning I have gleaned from my work with the project approach is that when children learn to inquire, they are learning how to learn. They are empowered to ask questions and seek answers.

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Authored by: Stacey Alfonso
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Building a Cohesive Multimodal Environment for Diverse Learners

Ms. Manfredini seeks to understand the children’s backgrounds and draw on their experiences; she also supports children in using several different communication modes to make and express meaning.

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Authored by: Joseph C. Rumenapp P. Zitlali Morales Aquila Manfredini Lykouretzos
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Building Community in the Inclusive Classroom: Setting the Stage for Success

The five key components of creating a caring community of learners, as defined by NAEYC, provide examples of activities early childhood educators can incorporate through the year to build community; and highlight how the activities benefit all.

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Authored by: Melissa A. Sreckovic Tia R. Schultz Christine K. Kenney Harriet Able
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Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms
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January 1, 2013

Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms

This book will help you understand what it means to be exceptionally bright in preschool and prekindergarten and help you guide children to reach their full potential. It includes three broad strategies—differentiation, conversation, and connection—for cr

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Authored by: Ann Gadzikowski
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