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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Ask Hello. How to Handle Hurtful Words

In a recent Hello discussion, a member asked for advice on how to react when children use words that are hurtful or unsuitable for early learning spaces.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Instead of Discipline, Use Guidance

It’s our job to teach children positive lessons from their mistakes—and to make sure we don’t hold their mistakes against them.

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Authored by: ​Dan Gartrell
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Mindful Morning Meetings

Try integrating a meditation bell into your morning meetings for additional social and emotional benefits.

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Authored by: Ariel Villano
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

6x: What You Can Do to Prevent Preschool Expulsion

. Nationwide, suspension and expulsion from early childhood education programs is prevalent and problematic, and it disproportionately impacts Black boys. Here are six things you can do to prevent preschool expulsion.

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Authored by: Alissa Mwenelupembe
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I'm Not Ready to Tidy Up

So what is a parent to do when they have a room full of playthings and a child who is not interested in picking any of it up? Here are five tips I’ve gathered from my career as an early childhood educator and my experience as a mom
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

How Do I See Myself? How Do Others See Me?: Exploring Identity Kindergarten

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Doriet Berkowitz
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Relationships and Reflection in Early Childhood Programs

Ellen Edge’s courage in reflecting openly and honestly provides a model for all of us. She shares both the gut reactions she is not proud of and the tough questions she asks herself as she works to change how she sees children, families, and her role as a

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Authored by: Ellen Ellsberg Edge
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January 1, 2019

This Is Play: Environments and Interactions that Engage Infants and Toddlers

With its spot-on ideas and suggestions, delightful anecdotes, and engaging photos, you’ll gain a new appreciation for infants’ and toddlers’ competence and curiosity and how important your role is in the birth-to-3 adventure.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill, Aarti Subramaniam, Janet Thompson
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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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