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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

When in Doubt, Reach Out: Teaming Strategies for Inclusive Early Childhood Settings

In this article, we will weave strategies for fostering collaboration in inclusive early childhood settings by focusing on a child with delays in the social-emotional and communication domains.

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Authored by: Christine M. Spence Deserai Miller Catherine Corr Rosa Milagros Santos Brandie Bentley
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Our Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

While all aspects of self-care are important for early childhood educators’ well-being, in this article, we focus on how we, as educators of infants and toddlers, can cultivate self-awareness.

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Authored by: Holly Hatton-Bowers Elita Amini Virmani Laura Nathans Bridget A. Walsh Martha J. Buell Patricia Lanzon Sandra I. Plata-Potter Laura Anne Roe
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DAP Symposium

Join the NAEYC learning community this June as we seek to ensure all young children have access to high-quality early learning.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Can We Change Early Care and Education?

Early care and education professionals, advocates, and supporters have worked to solve real and perceived problems within the early childhood education workforce, but without complete success. One ongoing issue is how we—and others—define who we are.

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Authored by: Edna Runnels Ranck
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Ron Grady

This month's NAEYC Member Spotlight focuses on Ron Grady, an educator and the founder of Childology, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Haciendo Conexiones: Todos ustedes son valientes y esenciales

Mucha gente no piensa preste la debida atención a ninguno de sus muchos prioridades y llevar todo el peso de estas demandas. Les decimos a todos ustedes: son valientes. Son esencial. Y ellos no están solos.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Making Connections: You Are Courageous and Essential

Many are feeling like they are not giving their full attention to any of their many priorities, and they are carrying the weight of this entire burden on their shoulders. To all of you. You are brave. You are essential. And you are not alone.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

From Our President. Relationships Matter: Embracing Children of Promise

During the early childhood years, children start to develop their self-identity, a sense of who they are based on their roles and relationships in their family, early care settings or school and their community.

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 5
November 18, 2020

December 2020

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: Supporting Identity Development & Advancing Equity
The December issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles with perspectives on enriching curriculum by connecting lessons to children's social and cultural contexts.
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