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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2018

Making Connections. That Was Fast ...

Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC's CEO, reflects on four crucial lessons she has learned during her own children's encounter with high-quality early childhood education.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children March 2018 Issue
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Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 1
March 1, 2018

March 2018

Joyful Learning in Kindergarten
YC March 2018 Issue
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Blog
February 21, 2017

11 Reasons to Take the Kids Outside

When the kids are sad or too loud or when fights break out, taking the kids outside seems to fix everything, especially if running water, sand or soil is involved.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Blog
February 12, 2018

#DoubleCCDBG? Congress Says Yes!

Congress passed, and the President signed, a major budget deal that will provide an additional $5.8 billion to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Articles for Families on Play

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on the importance of play and learning at home.
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Join us for the 2018 Public Policy Forum

Join your early childhood colleagues from across the country, new and experienced, in becoming more informed, engaged, connected, and effective. Contact your state team lead today!
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila™: Receta de burbujas

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Swings!

Back and forth, back and forth—the swings on our school playground are always in use. But did you know that swinging is much more than just fun? There are many benefits that make swinging an important childhood activity.

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Authored by: Condie Ward
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions on page 12 to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Bubbling Over with Fun!

This is the first article in a TYC series, Preschool Play Plans, to get children moving, interacting, and laughing—without electronics.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Bubbles: Family Play Plan

Support your child’s learning with bubble play! Watch your child play to see what interests him. It’ll also help you figure out what questions to ask to expand his learning.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Being a Helper: Supporting Children to Feel Safe and Secure after Disasters

Disasters can be defined as unexpected, disturbing, and stress-inducing events. They may be natural, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, or the result of human intervention, like mass shootings.

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Authored by: ​Laura J. Colker
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

We know our members are our strongest advocates, and we are here to help you make your voice heard. NAEYC has several ways for you to get involved.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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