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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
October 1, 2018

Mathematical Masterpieces: Exploring Math through Art

There are so many possibilities for math in preschool classrooms. Here are some ideas to inspire you!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

6x: Getting the Most out of Professional Development

These tips should help you become more enthusiastic and get the most out of your professional development.

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Authored by: Erica Holland
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn: The Kindness Movement

Read the following story and teacher reflections; use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Children Can Wiggle and Learn

When we find ourselves thinking that sitting and learning go hand in hand for children, we should reflect on our own experiences and remember just how hard sitting can be.

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Authored by: Rae Pica
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preparing to Meet with Aiden’s Family: Strengths, Progress, and Goals

During a family conference, it’s important to provide a detailed—but not overwhelming—picture of a child’s progress. The following example (shared & discussed at a family conference) shows the strengths, progress, and goals of Aiden, who is 3.5 years old.

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Authored by: Marlen Murray, Dionne Gibson, Daniela Arbizzi
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

4 Quick Reminders as You Plan for Family Conferences

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or this is your first year, these reminders will help you plan the many steps of family conferences—from preconference scheduling to follow-up.

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Authored by: NAEYC Professional Learning Team
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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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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

Now is the perfect time to get to know more deeply the children and families we serve and to form shared goals for children’s learning and development.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 12, No. 1
October 1, 2018

October/November 2018

Family Conferences and The Kindness Movement
TYC October/November 2018 Issue
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Encouraging Persistence and Positive Attitudes toward Math

Here are some ideas for creating a classroom culture that encourages positive feelings toward math, values hard work, and supports children in tackling challenges head-on.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children

One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adult family members to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with their children.

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Authored by: Kristan Stewart-Henry, Amber Friesen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Talking with Parents about Play and Learning

We can help families understand why play is critical for preschoolers’ learning and development—and how play sets children up for future school success.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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