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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, 2022

The Reading Chair

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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Young Children
September 1, 2022

Member Spotlight: Aarie Wade

NAEYC member Aarie Wade is a role model, a community leader, and an example of how NAEYC resources and membership can support an educator’s work and development.
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Young Children
September 1, 2022

From Our President. Driven to Action: Addressing Two Issues of Social Justice

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, social justice inequities related to child care have not been resolved. Advocacy for children and those who care for and educate them is needed now more than ever.

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Authored by: Natalie Vega O'Neil
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Young Children
September 1, 2022

Extending the Math in Picture Books

In this article, we discuss the benefits of engaging children in math learning through shared reading, outlining strategies that early childhood educators can use to extend the math during shared reading of both mathematical and non-mathematical books.

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Authored by: Megan Onesti Colleen Uscianowski Michèle M. Mazzocco
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Young Children
September 1, 2022

Promoting Algebraic Reasoning in the Early Years

Teachers can help children build the foundations of algebraic reasoning in preschool and elementary school by focusing on topics critical to algebra by using concrete objects found in any early learning setting or home and by offering simple activities.

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Authored by: Lindsey Perry
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 3
September 1, 2022

Fall 2022

Early Math Learning: Intentional Instruction, Playful Experiences
This issue of Young Children offers articles pairing essential math concepts with effective, engaging practices for early childhood settings.
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

The Reading Chair: Summer 2022

The latest children's books that are too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Viewpoint: A Culture of Their Own: Exploring Childhood as a Unique Cultural Group

This article focuses on one aspect of a child’s specific culture—making and relating to friends—and the paradigm shift that occurs when teachers evaluate what they observe and experience with children by the yardstick of childhood rather than adulthood.

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Authored by: Emily Plank
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Promoting Inclusive Teaching and Learning Using the Engineering Design Process

In this article, we share contextual information about using the engineering design process our program, including how we adapted a research-based curriculum to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.

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Authored by: Yvette Mere-Cook Gurupriya Ramanathan
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