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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
September 16, 2020

Ask Hello. Play in the Age of COVID

If your center is operating fairly “normal,” what have you noticed during play? Are children talking about COVID? Do they interact the same way as before?
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child through Change

We gathered insights from individuals with various perspectives and roles in early childhood. Here, you will read excerpts of what some of them would share with families about supporting children during this period of rapid change.
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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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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Now Read This! Books that Promote Race, Identity, Agency, and Voice

This is the first article in a two-part series that explores promoting children’s identity, agency, and voice regarding race through picture books. Included in this article are three exemplary books that early childhood educators can use to foster critica

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children need help making sense of what they are seeing and hearing. These conversations also offer us important teachable moments to engage young children in discussion about their identities, human diversity, fairness and unfairness, and the right of pe

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Feature Teacher: Dina Costa Treff

Dina Treff is the lead teacher of the preschool program at the Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Georgia. She has been an early educator since 2002, with 13 years at the CDL.
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Message from Rhian

We know how crucial social and emotional well-being is to young children’s development, but we all have questions about how teachers wearing masks and how digital distance learning (and the related isolation) are affecting our youngest learners.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Cover of the October/November issue of TYC featuring teaching in a classroom with two children.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 1
September 16, 2020

October/November 2020

Partnering with Families, Helping Children through Change
TYC October/November 2020 issue
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

Everyone is a Star: A New Way to Celebrate and Learn about Each Other

Often, teachers struggle to come up with activities that are inclusive and representative of each child and their family, helping to build self-confidence and also an understanding of others’ social and cultural identities.

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Authored by: Megan King, Dana Pergola
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

10x: Increasing Family Involvement in School

Here are some ideas for welcoming families and fostering a strong partnership with them.

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Authored by: Cheryl A. Paul
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

A Letter to Children During the Pandemic

No one in the world has ever done what we are all doing right now. No one ever thought we would have to try being teachers to 4-year-olds without being in the same room together.

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Authored by: Kelly Fox
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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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