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.
Spending time on the playground is a great opportunity for children to be physically active and engage in various forms of play, as well as develop a variety of foundational social and emotional skills.
Hsiu-Wen Yang Michaelene M. Ostrosky Paddy Cronin Favazza Yusuf Akemoğlu W. Catherine Cheung Katherine Aronson-Ensign
In this article, we describe our inquiry to better understand children’s thinking through play. We also share ideas about how teachers can build upon children’s interests and expertise in ways that are respectful, inclusive, and engaged.
Mary Ellin Logue Hattie Harvey Amanda Beckett
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.
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.
To create inclusive environments for every young child, early childhood educators must intentionally design and adapt the learning environment based on children’s diverse and unique assets, strengths, abilities, and needs.
Alissa Rausch Jaclyn Joseph Phillip S. Strain Elizabeth A. Steed
To be effective, individualized teaching includes a child’s entire educational team—teachers, specialists, and other professionals who collect assessment information, identify learning outcomes, use instructional strategies, and monitor progress.
Christan G. Coogle Emily R. Lakey Jennifer R. Ottley Jennifer A. Brown Mollie K. Romano
Individuality and Inclusive Practices for Early Childhood
This cluster of Young Children articles takes up that call by digging deeper into the core consideration of individuality and guidelines related to inclusion and offering in-depth descriptions of approaches to meet each child where they are.