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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Learning Through Play in Teacher Education

In this article, we discuss the need for teacher candidates to experience play, the equitable benefits of playful learning, and strategies that we use to position play within a standards-based curriculum.

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Authored by: Melanie Loewenstein Toni Denese Sturdivant Josh Thompson
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Young Children
March 1, 2022

Toward Pro-Black Early Childhood Teacher Education

In this article, we share a few practices (of many) that we use to prepare preservice teachers as anti-racist, pro-Black educators.

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Authored by: Meir Muller Eliza G. Braden Susi Long Gloria Swindler Boutte Kamania Wynter-Hoyte
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Young Children
March 1, 2022

Preparing Early Childhood Educators

This cluster of Young Children articles focuses on impactful practices for teacher educators and preparation programs related to syllabi, course assignments, and class activities as well as clinical and field experiences.

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Authored by: Annie Moses Mary Harrill
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 1
March 1, 2022

Spring 2022

Preparing Early Childhood Educators
This cluster of Young Children articles focuses on impactful practices for teacher educators and preparation programs related to syllabi, course assignments, and class activities as well as clinical and field experiences.
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Vote Now: NAEYC's 2022 Governing Board Election

Welcome to the NAEYC 2022 Governing Board Election. Your vote will help determine two Board Members at-large and a Student Board Member to begin NAEYC Board service in June.
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Leading Through Inquiry

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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Read the Higher Education Leadership Report

Early childhood education and higher education are not often linked in the public sphere, yet both are critical infrastructure in the United States and both prepare individuals to understand what it means to be part of society.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Leading Through Inquiry (Voices)

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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Self-Study: 1, 2, 3! (On Demand)

Hear from NAEYC’s professional development team about the process of self-study as a strategy for quality improvement.
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Building Reciprocal Relationships with Communities

Building relationships with the community has multiple benefits: Your organization or school builds name recognition and a positive reputation; you are informed of local events and community resources; and your organization’s credibility is enhanced.

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Authored by: Ludmila Battista
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Becoming Your Best: Building Professional Competencies

We’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support.

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Authored by: Meghann Hickey
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