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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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June 20, 2019

Empowering Refugee Parents, Educating Little Learners

As the field of early childhood education looks to the future of preschool for children who are refugees, there are three key programming components that should be seen as best practices for the field moving forward.

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Authored by: Aimée Vachon
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Including All Children in Making and Tinkering!

With the open-ended experiences of making and tinkering, you can give a child like this access to a whole world of learning and expression.

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Authored by: Karen Nemeth, Pamela Brillante
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The Early Years Matter
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The Early Years Matter: Education, Care and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8

Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children’s strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care a

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Authored by: Marilou Hyson, Heather Biggar Tomlinson
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2017

Two Homes, One Classroom: Inclusive Practices That Work

It’s not uncommon to have children in your program who spend time with parents in two different homes. Individualizing communication is an effective way to recognize and welcome diverse family structures.

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Authored by: Katia González
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2016

Welcoming Dual Language Learners

It's important for teachers to create a welcoming environment for children and families from all cultures and who speak different languages. Here are a few quick tips.
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Young Children
November 1, 2015

What Parents Have to Teach Us About Their Dual Language Children

Families’ insights into code switching, the sequence of second language acquisition, and language transference and development help teachers create a welcoming and supportive setting for children.

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Authored by: Sara Michael-Luna
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