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Teaching Young Children (TYC)—NAEYC's award-winning magazine for classroom educators—highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers.

 

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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Ask Hello. What to Do When a Child Makes a Mistake

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Five Rs for Promoting Positive Family Engagement

I offer five Rs—respect, responsiveness and reassurance, relationship, reciprocity, and reflection—to help you build trust and promote positive family engagement in your preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Bweikia Foster Steen
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Making the Most of Teachable Moments

Even the smallest moment has great potential for learning. But what makes a moment “teachable,” and how can early childhood educators transform an everyday occurrence into such a learning experience?

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Authored by: Karen Walker
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

5X. Optimizing the Use of Media and Technology with Young Children

Educators can reflect on and plan anew how the appropriate use of digital technologies and media can promote young children’s learning and healthy development, particularly when embedded in strong relationships and joyful, engaging experiences.

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Authored by: Michael Levine
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Technology Guidelines Support Preschool Creativity

Here are additional ways you can support and inspire children’s creativity with technology.

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Authored by: Victoria B. Fantozzi
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Harnessing Potential: Integrating Technology and Media in Preschool

However, decades of research and professional practice point to the potential of technology and media, especially when the content is of high quality and created for educational purposes with young children.

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Authored by: Rachel Konerman Jennifer Horwitz Sarah Clancy Carmen Rietta
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Feature Teacher: Ferlady Wilhelm

Ferlady Wilhelm has worked in early childhood education for more than 15 years. She currently serves as director of early childhood and a pre-K teacher at St. Jerome Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Message from Rhian

As we continue experiencing the effects of COVID-19, we have each reflected on how we used technology to stay connected and which lessons we brought back into our in-person classrooms.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 2
January 3, 2022

Winter 2022

What Is Developmentally Appropriate Technology for Preschool?
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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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rethinking Field Trips: Venturing Out to Foster Meaningful Learning

Knowing that local field trips are a source of curriculum in early childhood education, two teachers venture to a theater with their class, then engage in a project about storytelling, performance, and stages.

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Authored by: Lynette Bagwell Betsy Cahill
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Sparking Creativity with Cross-Area Play

Cross-area play is rooted in the idea that when children are given the freedom to experiment with materials in open-ended ways, their play can transform into elaborate, complex plots and offer rich developmental opportunities.

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Authored by: Lydia Minahan Jessica Byrd Sarah Dwyer Sandra Romp Layney Viets Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Now Read This: What About Children in Foster Care?

The books featured here provide a sampling of books and activities that can be used to introduce foster care and adoption into the early childhood classroom.

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Authored by: Michelle Kimmy
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Stepping Back to Nurture

Stepping back from children’s play, rather than always inserting ourselves into it, gives us time to intentionally observe, listen to, and record children as they play.

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Authored by: Krystina Tapia Emma Pickering Jesse Robert Coffino
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