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May 3, 2010
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NAEYC’s Young Children wins national award for outstanding content
Young Children article receives Silver EXCEL Award from Association Media and Publishing
(Washington D.C.) - The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce that Young Children has received a Silver EXCEL Award from Association Media and Publishing for the article, “Phonological Awareness Is Child’s Play!,” by Hallie Kay Yopp and Ruth Helen Yopp. Young Children, NAEYC’s research-based, peer-reviewed journal, supports early childhood professionals who work with and on behalf of children from birth through age 8.
Each year Association Media and Publishing honors the best and brightest in the publishing field. Contest winners are chosen by peer panelists for exemplary work in a variety of categories, including editorial content and design. This year’s 175 award winners were selected from nearly 1,000 entries.
“We are delighted to be named a 2010 EXCEL Award winner,” said Derry Koralek, Editor-in-Chief. “Young Children has a long history of providing high-quality content to the field of early childhood education. This award would not have been possible without the hard work of the authors and the entire Young Children staff.”
The article, “Phonological Awareness Is Child’s Play!,” appeared in the January 2009 issue of Young Children. In it, the authors define and explain the levels of phonological awareness and give teachers step-by-step instructions for implementing fun activities based on books, songs, rhymes, and games to support children's development of these crucial understandings.
Award recipients will be recognized at the 30th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Award winning entries will be on display at the gala and featured in the July/August issue of Signature magazine.
Launched in 1945, Young Children is celebrating its 65th anniversary.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.