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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Becoming Your Best: Building Professional Competencies

I’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support from my time as a teacher, an advocate, and a trainer (and continuous learner!) working with programs from coast to coast.

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Authored by: Meghann Hickey
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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
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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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Making Connections. Why NAEYC Accreditation? Why Now?

As NAEYC continues to study the results of its streamlined system, we are committed to providing data to the field about improving implementation.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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November 17, 2017

The Power of an Invitation

That simple invitation was one step toward ensuring that there is a next generation in our profession, that simple invitation added more voices and feet to our advocacy efforts for a well-compensated, well-respected, and well-qualified workforce.

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Authored by: Mary Harrill
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Standards for Professional Preparation

The standards are the core of early childhood professional preparation across degree levels, from associate through doctoral degree programs.
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