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Young Children (YC) is NAEYC's award-winning, peer-reviewed journal that combines research and practice. YC supports educational excellence and focuses on meeting the needs of all children, birth through third grade.

 

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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. NAEYC's First President: Patty Smith Hill

Patty Smith Hill was instrumental in the formation of early childhood educational practice in the United States. Many of her ideals still constitute the foundation for educating and socializing young children.

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Authored by: Betty Liebovich
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Girl on playground
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Healthy Eaters, Classrooms, and Communities

The farm to early care and education initiative includes a variety of strategies that encourage the use of local foods in meals and snacks, gardening opportunities, and food-based learning activities that promote children’s health and well-being.

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Authored by: Christine Lux, Lacy Stephens
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Melissa Fine
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Melissa Fine

To Melissa Fine, early childhood education is about children exploring and being engaged in playful learning experiences that build their academic, social, and emotional skills and knowledge.
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Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Formar conexiones: El preescolar en línea no existe

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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Amy O'Leary
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

De nuestra presidenta: ¿Adónde te llevará tu pasión por la educación infantil?

Mientras se acerca el final de mi término como presidenta del Comité Gobernante de NAEYC —un puesto que ni podía imaginarme cuando comencé mi carrera como maestra preescolar— se me ocurren muchos pensamientos sobre cómo era yo hace años y lo que podría ha

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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Amy O'Leary
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

From Our President: Where Will Your Passion for Early Education Take You?

As I near the end of my time as NAEYC Governing Board president—a job I could not have imagined doing when I was starting out as a preschool teacher—I can’t help thinking about my own younger self and what she might need to hear.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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Parent walking with children in woods
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Walking into the Woods: Understanding German Waldkindergärtens

Forest schools are based on the belief that children benefit from being in nature, where they play and engage in open-ended, child-centered social and physical activity.

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Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
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