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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, 2022

Formative Assessment: Doing It with a Purpose

Learn how to plan for formative assessment and incorporate it into your practice.

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Authored by: Starr Batts
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

A New Purpose in Calendar Time

Learn engaging, child-appropriate ways to conduct calendar time.

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Authored by: Susan Swiderek
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Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 16, No. 1
October 1, 2022

Fall 2022

This issue of Teaching Young Children provides information about what is developmentally appropriate assessment, and it offers recommendations for how to assess in practical ways.
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This month's feature teacher, Janice Garcia, with her students.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Feature Teacher: Janice Garcia

San Francisco-based teacher Janice Garcia shares insights about her work.
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A teacher observes as a child plays with toys.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Using Observation to Guide Your Teaching

Help your teachers learn to use classroom observations to adjust teaching strategies and design new learning experiences.

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Authored by: Dawn Petitpas Teresa K. Buchanan
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Foundations of Assessment for Preschool Settings

Follow this three-step process for conducting assessments in preschool settings.

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Authored by: Catherine Scott-Little Kathy L. Reschke
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Ask Hello. Different Approaches to Family Trees

In this month's edition of Ask HELLO, we hear how some teachers approach classroom family trees for children who may be living with someone who is not a biological parent.
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

To create equitable classrooms and programs, early childhood educators must embrace the concepts of anti-racism and use it to inform their classroom practices.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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children reading together
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Message in a Backpack™ Using Sentence Stems at Home: Tips for Families

When reading together, families can support early language and comprehension skills by offering short sentence stems, or sentence starters, to help children share what they are thinking and learning.

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Authored by: Michele Coulombe Erin Zuccaro
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children using food to learn math on a table
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Snack Math: Ideas You Can Taste!

In this article, I share some of our math explorations by using food during snack time to help develop skills and confidence as young mathematicians.

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Authored by: Rowan Machalow
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

In Our Voices: Creating Community Responsive Listening Centers

Here we describe how we worked with center staff, teachers, and students in our undergraduate early literacy class to create community responsive listening centers in seven classrooms.

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Authored by: Emily Brown Hoffman Kristin Cipollone
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children observing a worm in a garden
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

A Wormery Spurs an Inquiry: Worms Throughout the Curriculum

In this article, we describe how we studied a collection of worms to help embed content skills and knowledge across our curriculum.

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Authored by: Maris Miles Deborah Duffy
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a childs painting of a butterfly
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

"How Do You Spell Butterfly?" Connecting Play to Content Learning

In this article, Jenna Valasek explains how she uses open-ended materials with intentional teacher planning and scaffolding to engage children in active thinking, social interactions, and joyful learning across multiple areas.

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Authored by: Jenna Valasek
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