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Young Children (YC) is NAEYC's award-winning, peer-reviewed journal that combines research and practice. YC supports educational excellence and focuses on meeting the needs of all children, birth through third grade.

 

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Young Children
September 1, 2021

A List of High-Quality Texts from this Issue

The following list of high-quality children’s books covers a variety of genres and themes to support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Fall 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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A baby on the floor with a book.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Reading Aloud with Infants and Toddlers

Reading aloud helps develop essential competencies that infants and toddlers will need to become skilled readers later on, including vocabulary knowledge and world knowledge.

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Authored by: Kathy Kinsner Rebecca Parlakian
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A child plays a shapes activity.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Intentional Teaching Moments: Supporting Executive Function Development and Early Mathematics Through a Geometry Activity

Enhanced by math activities, higher-order mental skills and abilities serve as the behind-the-scenes machinery that facilitates young children’s ability to engage in and demonstrate their learning competency.

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Authored by: Holland W. Banse Douglas H. Clements Julie Sarama Crystal Day-Hess Marisa Simoni Candace Joswick
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A screenshot of the Early Childhood Leaders Inquiry Group.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Leading Through Inquiry (Voices)

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

The NAEYC Governing Board provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance for the association.
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a portrait of rhian evans allvin, ceo of the national association for the education of young children
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Making Connections: What Will It Take to Gain Status in Higher Education?

Because we share a moral imperative for all children to have equitable access to developmentally appropriate, high-quality early childhood education, we must ensure that early childhood education degree programs have a floor of quality.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

From Our President. Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction and Materials

This issue resonates with what research has long demonstrated: instructional practices that address issues of culture and language hold the greatest promise for helping culturally and linguistically diverse learners become successful readers.

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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A young child drawing
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts in Kindergarten

In this article, we will explore what is known about using mentor texts in the early childhood classroom and provide suggestions for how to effectively choose and use them in kindergarten instruction.

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Authored by: Katie Schrodt Erin FitzPatrick Bonnie A. Barksdale Brandi Nunnery Michelle Medlin Hasty
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials

This Young Children cluster offers a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.

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Authored by: Annie Moses
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the cover of the publication young children, Volume 76, Number 3
Issue
Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 3
September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials
The Fall 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles offering a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.
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