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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 4, 2020

Beginning (or Continuing) the Journey to a More Equitable Classroom

Knowing that we all have implicit biases and, simultaneously, have the capacity to change our thinking and improve our practices, we’ve outlined four steps that early childhood educators can take to understand our own biases and to advance equity.

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Authored by: Janis Strasser, Llariley Coplin
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Message in a Backpack ™ Developing Your Preschooler’s Spatial Thinking

Research suggests that preschoolers’ early mathematics learning—including spatial-thinking skills—is related to later success in both reading and math. Here are some tips for supporting your preschooler’s spatial thinking!

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Authored by: Ashley Lewis Presser, Jillian Orr Daglilar, Mollie Levin
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Navigating Spatial Learning with Preschoolers

Mathematics activities can contribute to later success in both math and reading, but activities focused on math and spatial learning can also be really fun and playful for young children—and for their teachers!

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Authored by: Ashley Lewis Presser, Danae Kamdar, Ximena Dominguez
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Engineering in Preschool: Building the Basis for Lifelong Problem Solving

This article discusses why engineering is important in the early years, what are core elements of engineering, and how you can foster engineering in your setting.

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Authored by: Katherine Laguzza, Katherine Katzer, Mary Eileen McDonnell, Christine Cunningham
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Message in a Backpack ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child

Young children love to explore the world around them—and STEM activities are a great way to help them do it. With so many STEM ideas to choose from, how do you find what is best for your child?

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken, Sandy Chilton
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Feature Teacher: Hope Cain

Hope Cain has been an associate teacher at the NASA Goddard Child Development Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for 8 years.
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Message From Rhian

This issue of Teaching Young Children offers content that is both relevant to the times we’re living in and looks forward to the day when we can be back in the classroom on a regular basis.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 2
January 4, 2020

Winter 2021

Engineering in Preschool and A More Equitable Classroom
TYC Winter 2021 Issue
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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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