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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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Preschool storytime
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Betsey Stockton
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Betsey Stockton, Pioneer Early Childhood Teacher

This column provides some much-deserved recognition by telling the story of one teacher, Betsey Stockton, an African American freedwoman living in the 19th century.

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Authored by: Larry Prochner
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Teacher reviewing STEM resources and activities online
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High-Quality STEM Resources

With an internet connection, teachers can access an almost infinite number of STEM resources, but how can they tell if the activities and lesson plans are high quality?

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Authored by: Sherri Peterson, Cindy Hoisington, Peggy Ashbrook, Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, Rosemary Geiken, Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa, Sandy Chilton, Joseph B. Robinson
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Teacher reading a children's book to three toddlers
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Rocking and Rolling. Reading with Babies Matters!

For years, researchers have shown that reading to infants is good for their language and cognitive development and is important for building children’s vocabulary and prereading skills.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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Three adults in a board meeting
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

NAEYC Governing Board, Young Children Consulting Editors, and Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board (July 2019)
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Two professionals
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

From Our President. Change: We Can Make It Happen

I am always encouraging other people to advocate, and now I needed to follow my own advice—I was the one who had to take action.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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Boy holding a paintbrush
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Assessing Opportunities to Support Each Child: 12 Practices for Quality Inclusion

Over the past two decades, research on early childhood inclusion has enabled a greater understanding of how we can best support the learning needs of young children with identified disabilities in early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: Camille Catlett, Elena P. Soukakou
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Teacher observing student build blocks
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Anecdotal Records: Practical Strategies for Taking Meaningful Notes

High-stakes, summative assessments are used to gauge student learning against a standard or a benchmark (Afflerbach 2016; Ferguson 2017) and are sometimes used to make significant educational decisions about children.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Children playing with shapes
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Intentional and Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments

The articles in this cluster offer detailed information on ways teachers can observe and document children’s learning across developmental domains and then use that documentation to plan instruction.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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YC July 2019 Cover
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 3
July 1, 2019

July 2019

Intentional & Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments
YC July 2019 Issue
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