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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Less Is More: Taking Distractions Out of the Physical Environment

As explained in this article, the decorations in your preschool classroom can play an important role in helping children feel welcomed, calm, and ready to learn.

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Authored by: Kristen Kennen
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Using the Village to Raise a Reader

In this article, we explore the key roles that teachers, families, and community initiatives like those underway at some laundromats play in helping children become ready to read.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Susan B. Neuman
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Many Languages, One Community: Engaging All Families

This article shares strategies that one center uses to meaningfully engage all families—including multilingual families—in their preschool community.

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Authored by: Lorraine Cooke
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Quick and Easy Notes: Practical Strategies for Busy Teachers

With so many required assessments, it’s understandable why the word itself may bring up negative feelings for teachers. But understanding the different types of assessment and how you can use them to support your reflection and planning is important.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

9x: Easy Ways to Integrate Math in the Gym and Beyond!

With a few simple tools—dice, rulers, number lines, and spinners—children can infuse math into big body activities. Here are nine easy activities for integrating math in the gym and beyond!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Message From Rhian

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 13, No. 1
October 1, 2019

October/November 2019

Guiding Early Education Programs Toward Excellence
Dive in to the October/November 2019 issue of Teaching Young Children!
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Assessment Tools for Early Learning Programs

2018 Early Learning Assessment Tools

The changes will only take effect for site visits occurring on or after September 1, 2019, for programs whose site visit window opens July 1, 2019 or later.
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Assessment Revisions for Early Learning Programs

Early Learning Assessment Revisions

NAEYC Accreditation continuously collects feedback from programs and assessors to understand how well assessment items perform. Based on this analysis, we update guidance and/or select assessment items annually. 
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On-Site Training Request Form

We are delighted to offer a variety of support services to help programs and agencies learn more about NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs. Complete this form to request an in-person training on-site.
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