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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Embracing Partnerships with Informal Settings to Enhance Teaching and Learning

This article will provide research-driven, practical advice for how early childhood educators can partner with community-based organizations to utilize an integrated and developmentally appropriate approach to teaching and learning.

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Authored by: Sara L. Hartman Jennifer Hines-Bergmeier
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

What Are You Thinking? Scaffolding Thinking to Promote Learning

Classrooms that incorporate child-directed experiences offer many opportunities for children to uncover their ideas, to generate questions, and to construct their own knowledge.

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Authored by: Angela K. Salmon María Ximena Barrera
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Member Spotlight Summer 2021

For the Summer 2021 issue of Young Children, we had a chance to reconnect with previously profiled members and to get an update on where they are in their journeys.
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Viewpoint. Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

In this article, we outline the past and present along with strategies for creating anti-racist early childhood spaces.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Journeying Together: How Our Program Addresses Race and Anti-Bias Education

Chris Amirault, school director of Tulsa Educare MacArthur in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shares the work he and his staff are doing to address racism and bias. He and six of his colleagues recently gathered to share their approaches and insights.

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Authored by: Chris Amirault Melodie Benish Michelle Bowers Precious Harris Thena Knight Nicole Tate Jennie Williams
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Being an Equity Leader

Integrating an equity approach to diversity into early childhood education programs calls for strategic leadership. In this article, we describe the key concepts and strategies for leading change toward equity and diversity in ECE programs.

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Authored by: John Nimmo Debbie LeeKeenan Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Quality Includes Removing Bias from Early Childhood Education Environments

This article examines efforts made toward removing racial and ethnic biases, addresses our current state as a field, and asserts how the field must be committed to advance equity with the assets of children, families, and communities coming first.

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Authored by: Felicia L. DeHaney Carla Thompson Payton Alandra Washington
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Why History? Educating the Early Childhood Workforce for Equity

Regarding the advancement of equity in ECE, the following article focuses on people of African descent and speaks to how and why knowing their history can shed light on their current practices and help us design more responsive programs.

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Authored by: Barbara T. Bowman
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 2
June 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Nurturing Equity Leaders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be
The Summer 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles drawing on the upcoming NAEYC book, Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Elevating Voices and Actions.
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Blog
May 28, 2021

Modeling Curiosity and Acceptance: My Kindergarten Lunch Story

As Asian American Pacific Islander Month comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on my own experience as the daughter of Korean immigrants. Asian American Pacific Islander is a broad term encompassing many cultures and stories.

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Authored by: Michelle Kang
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Nurturing Equity Leaders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

In our first digital-only issue, we have included chapters from the Advancing Equity book to showcase critical concepts, historical and current trends and obstacles, and recommendations for equitable practices.

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Authored by: Annie Moses Susan Friedman Dana Battaglia
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Blog
April 28, 2021

NAEYC Statement on the American Families Plan

NAEYC honors early childhood educators working with children from birth through age 8 who can feel hopeful about the bold, substantial, and sustainable investments being proposed for early childhood education. 
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