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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preparing to Meet with Aiden’s Family: Strengths, Progress, and Goals

During a family conference, it’s important to provide a detailed—but not overwhelming—picture of a child’s progress. The following example (shared & discussed at a family conference) shows the strengths, progress, and goals of Aiden, who is 3.5 years old.

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Authored by: Marlen Murray, Dionne Gibson, Daniela Arbizzi
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Article
Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

4 Quick Reminders as You Plan for Family Conferences

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or this is your first year, these reminders will help you plan the many steps of family conferences—from preconference scheduling to follow-up.

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Authored by: NAEYC Professional Learning Team
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Article
Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

Now is the perfect time to get to know more deeply the children and families we serve and to form shared goals for children’s learning and development.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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NAEYC Global Engagement

Globally-Focused Blogs, Books, and Articles

NAEYC Global Engagement works with governments and other large-scale systems to create guidelines to support early learning, as well as to support early childhood professionals throughout the world.
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Blog
August 23, 2018

Joining Skillful Teaching with Educational Media Children Love!

When teachers integrate high-quality, educational media as part of their teaching, children are likely to be engaged and motivated and on their way to developing important knowledge about the world!

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Authored by: Jeanne R. Paratore, Lisa M. O’Brien
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Article
Young Children
September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank, Stefanie Lynch
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Article
Young Children
September 1, 2018

Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Adult Learners

By examining the core considerations of DAP through the lens of adult learning theory, we (the article authors) created a framework for supporting early childhood professionals who are continuing their educations.

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Authored by: Martha Muñoz, Linda Anderson Welsh, Tina L. Chaseley
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Formar conexiones. La obligación profesional de valorar a familias

Los educadores de la primera infancia pueden cumplir estas responsabilidades profesionales solamente recurriendo al conocimiento y la pericia que tienen las familias acerca de sus niños individuales.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

De nuestra presidenta. Momento ¡ajá! de abogacía

Ha llegado nuestro momento de usar todo lo que sabemos para actuar y ser los defensores que necesitan los niños, las familias y los educadores.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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Article
Young Children
September 1, 2018

From Our President. Aha! Advocacy Moment

We have a strong history of leading complex conversations and implementing innovative solutions. Now, it is our time to use all that we know to take action and be the advocates that children, families, and educators need.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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