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October 3, 2019

Advancing Equity: The Story of a Position Statement

In 2017, after a review of NAEYC’s current position statements, the Governing Board charged the Early Learning Systems Committee with revising both the DAP and Teacher Preparation position statements. This pointed to the need for Advancing Equity.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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Celebrate Your Child’s Multilingualism!

As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
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Building a Partnership with Your Child’s Teacher

Research shows that children thrive when their families are involved in their care and education. Here are some ways you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to create and maintain a great relationship.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: September 2019

New children’s books too good to miss­ and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 4
September 1, 2019

September 2019

Building the Profession: Ensuring Practice Informs Policy
YC September 2019 Issue
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Using and Creating Informational Texts at Home

For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
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August 13, 2019

Making the Most of Informational Text

Learn the tips and tricks to make informational texts more engaging and interesting for educators and children.

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Authored by: Nell K. Duke
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Children's Books about Families

A family unit supports children in countless ways, including easing their transitions, helping them learn about the other boys and girls in the class, and strengthening their self-awareness.
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March 20, 2016

(20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers) عشرون سؤالاً للمعلمات: قائمة متعلقة بالممارسات الملائمة نمائياً

مقتبسة بتصرف من كتابات هيثر بيغر توملنسون على شبكة الانترنت. وقد شاركت الكاتبة في كتابة مقالة بعنوان الممارسة الملائمة نمائيا: التركيز على العاملين في مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة 

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Intentional and Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments

The articles in this cluster offer detailed information on ways teachers can observe and document children’s learning across developmental domains and then use that documentation to plan instruction.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 3
July 1, 2019

July 2019

Intentional & Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments
YC July 2019 Issue
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June 26, 2019

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Position Statement

Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
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