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Ed Zigler outside his office at The Zigler Center 2005 – Diplomas (Wall of Fame)
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February 12, 2019

On the Passing of Edward Zigler

Ed Zigler was a man of passion, of dedication, of consummate intelligence, and of incredible street smarts. He was a man who knew what he wanted to get done, and he did it.

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Authored by: Sharon Lynn Kagan
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Blog
February 6, 2019

Nature-Based Mindfulness for More Calm & Peaceful Kids

As children explore and observe nature, they become more aware of, and empathetic to, the plants and animals who share the natural world. Try these nature-based mindful activities indoors or outdoors with your tots!

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Authored by: Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
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Teacher reading book to diverse students
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

More Strategies for Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings

This is the second of two articles offering strategies for teaching children in classrooms where a variety of home languages are spoken.

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Authored by: Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, Elizabeth S. Magruder
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

The Sunshine Call: Celebrating Children’s Successes

For some young children, the transition from home to school is tough. Sometimes a little celebration of progress is just what children, and their teachers, need.

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Authored by: Kim Bell
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Diverse group of students sitting in a classroom
Blog
January 22, 2019

Innovation in Refugee Children’s Education

At NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference, a highlighted session by Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee, shared the most recent and innovative early childhood education initiatives for young children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Authored by: Dakota Saunders
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Mother and son outside talking on a picnic table.

Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.
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Teacher and students with hands up
Blog
December 23, 2018

A Death in the Family: Helping Young Children Understand

Supporting children and their families as they cope with the death of someone close to them is never easy. If you ever need to support a child at such a time, I encourage you to refer to this list of resources.

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Authored by: Michael Coventry
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Three children sitting on a rock in the woods
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Big Questions in the Great Outdoors

Mr. Joe has set the stage for ongoing learning opportunities by creating a weekly routine that focuses on the children’s in-depth study of Todd, the adopted oak tree.

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Authored by: Sue Mankiw, Janis Strasser, Lisa Mufson Bresson
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Children looking through magnetic glass in a field
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

A World of Learning

This article will help early childhood educators embed in their instructional plans outdoor learning opportunities that support the whole child. The accompanying examples are based on the authors’ experiences earlier in their careers.

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Authored by: Alicia W. Deaver, Lindsay E. Wright
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Child looking out window with binoculars
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Capturing Nature’s Beauty through Multiple Lenses

It began with just the spark of an idea—to construct an outdoor classroom—and ultimately led to using photography as an instructional anchor to explore and capture nature’s beauty, and beyond.

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Authored by: Karen Capraro, Lorraine Downes, John Diego Arango
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