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Embracing Different Perspectives

This article explains how to cultivate trust in young children so their interactions with other children and their friendships function in healthier, stronger ways.

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Authored by: Teresa Draguicevich
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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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What Happens If I Touch this Button? Giving the Silenced a Voice

When I explored the options Zoom provided during virtual meetings, I discovered that its Spotlight feature and the mute button were two ways to work toward learning goals and an approach focused on the whole child.

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Authored by: Garnett Booker
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A child writes a poem.
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Learning Joy and Resilience Through Kindergartners

We may not be able to control the spread of the virus, the changing mandates, or the inequities and social justice issues intensified by the pandemic, but we can control how much our children feel loved by us.

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Authored by: Larissa Hsia-Wong
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Walking to Joy: Using Our Values as Our Map

Over the course of this past year, there have been many inspiring lessons and joys. In this piece, I want to share my two main takeaways.

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Authored by: Kim Lee Ripley
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A child with a book.
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Winter 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Promoting Inclusion in Infant and Toddler Settings

While inclusion is an important goal for many families and teachers and is a hallmark of a high-quality early learning program, effective implementation requires planning, intentionality, and collaboration.

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Authored by: Rebecca Parlakian
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Our Proud Heritage. Building the Kindergarten Curriculum

This article introduces the Patty Smith Hill blocks and describes how they helped one teacher build a curriculum and intentionally plan and teach in ways that engaged children in deep study of topics they could learn through firsthand experiences.

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Authored by: Elizabeth A. Sherwood
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Children and an adult engage in a gardening project.
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

A Place for Wonder: School Gardens as Sites Ripe for Learning

This in-depth look at a yearlong investigation that emerged from a class visit to a school garden gives teachers ideas for extending garden learning across literacy, math, and science content areas.

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Authored by: Kristin N. Rainville Anna E. Greer Cristina Sandolo
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A group of children on a playground.
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

But Can I Trust You? Embracing Different Perspectives (Voices)

This article explains how to cultivate trust in young children so their interactions with other children and their friendships function in healthier, stronger ways.

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Authored by: Teresa Draguicevich
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Dr. Elaine S. Spellman

For Dr. Elaine S. Spellman, a fulfilling career in early childhood education includes three major things: community building, continuous growth, and being responsive to and supportive of others.
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