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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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Students listen while the teacher reads a book out loud
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

The Reading Chair: July 2020

This issues recommended books and favorite reads

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Understanding Children’s Sense of Identity: The Life and Work of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917–1983)

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Grace Jepkemboi, Annette Mohan, Lois McFadyen Christensen
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Infants and their parents sit in a circle clapping and singing together
Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Talking, Reading, Singing, and Rhyming: Tips for Fostering Literacy in Infancy

Early indications suggest that Goslings improves families’ confidence in interacting with their infants and supports infants in getting the level of stimulation they need (which varies greatly from day to day).

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Authored by: Rebecca Dowling, Lisa Shanty, Susan Sonnenschein, Brenda Hussey-Gardner
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Margarita Marichal
Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Margarita Marichal

Margarita Marichal has experienced many different kinds of classrooms and approaches to early childhood education during her career.
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A teacher and student having an after class discussion
Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood

When hearing the words suspension and expulsion, most people do not think about children 5 and under. However, young children in state-funded preschool settings are expelled at three times the rate of K–12 students, as private school students.

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Authored by: Sarah C. Wymer, Amanda P. Williford, Ann S. Lhospital
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A teacher looks on as school children are working in groups
Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself

This article is excerpted from NAEYC’s upcoming book Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower Children, by Sarah Erdman, Laura J. Colker, and Elizabeth C. Winter. The book will be published in August 2020.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman, ​Laura J. Colker, Elizabeth C. Winter
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a group of toddlers and parents clapping together
Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom

For preschool-age children, evidence of anxiousness in the classroom includes general distress, clinginess, excessive worry, separation fears, somatic complaints, sleep difficulties, and repetitive and perfectionistic behaviors

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Authored by: Sierra L. Brown, Allison McCobin, Stephanie Easley, Kara E. McGoey
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child blowing bubbles
Issue
Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 3
June 16, 2020

July 2020

From Good Guidance to Trauma-Informed Care
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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A girl and boy reading a book together
Article
Young Children
May 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: May 2020

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Authored by

Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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