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Article
Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporating Knowledge from Children’s Homes and Communities: A Home-to-School Approach for Teaching STEM in Preschool

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne Jayanthi Mistry Sunah Hyun Virginia Diez Cynthia Parker Betty Zan Daryl Greenfield Kimberly Brenneman
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporar el conocimiento que obtienen los niños de sus hogares y comunidades: Un enfoque del hogar a la escuela para enseñar STEM en preescolar

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne Jayanthi Mistry Sunah Hyun Virginia Diez Cynthia Parker Betty Zan Daryl Greenfield Kimberly Brenneman
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Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 1
September 16, 2020

October/November 2020

Partnering with Families, Helping Children through Change
TYC October/November 2020 issue
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Meeting Families Where They Are

When schools abruptly transitioned to distance learning back in March, I found myself communicating with families more regularly than ever before. And it wasn’t long before I learned many parents and family members were struggling with fears, anxiety, los

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Authored by: Jenny Levinson
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Our Commitment to Self, Team, and Families

Our bi-weekly all staff virtual meetings included personal check-ins. During these moments of truth-telling and tears, teachers expressed loneliness and fears.

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Authored by: Dee Dee Parker Wright
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Focusing on Social and Emotional Needs – 6 Programs Begin the New School Year

As child development programs re-open or begin virtual interactions, teachers and families will need to make enhanced, intentional, targeted efforts to ensure those relationships are meaningful and individualized to respond to each child’s specific needs.

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Authored by: Derry Koralek
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Article
Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2020

A Letter to Children During the Pandemic

No one in the world has ever done what we are all doing right now. No one ever thought we would have to try being teachers to 4-year-olds without being in the same room together.

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Authored by: Kelly Fox
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Engage Children’s Communities with Friends and Family Day!

Consider celebrating a Friends and Family Day to help all children––and all families––feel like valued members of your learning community.

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Authored by: Will Parnell Ellie Justice Laure Pearson Patrick
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Building a Partnership with Your Child’s Teacher

Research shows that children thrive when their families are involved in their care and education. Here are some ways you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to create and maintain a great relationship.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Mensaje en la mochila: Ayude a su hijo a aprender a ser responsable

Para ser responsables, los niños deben darse cuenta de que es necesario hacer, pensar en opciones útiles y sentirse orgullosos de sus contribuciones. Aquí, le mostramos cómo fomentar la responsabilidad.

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Authored by: Marie L. Masterson
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