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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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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Posing a Researchable Question

The focus of this article is how to pose a teacher research question. More precisely, the aim is to examine the components of a researchable question and offer suggestions for how to go about the question in a way that makes it researchable.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

The Complexity of Preparing New Teachers

While teachers can, and should, enter their classrooms with a plan in hand, they should also be open to dialogue with the learners.

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Authored by: Jennifer A. Kampmann
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Parallel Voices Commentary—VOP Articles in the 2018 Compilation

Researching your own teaching practices is fascinating and rewarding. Who better than you to think about what and why you are doing something in your everyday practice?

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Authored by: Dawn Garbett
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Introduction

We are so pleased to be able to offer you the 2018 compilation of Voices of Practitioners articles. This volume marks VOP’s 14th year as an online journal.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson
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Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: November 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

Viewpoint. Finding Joy in Kindergarten Mathematics

Research with young learners indicates that a positive attitude about math matters just as much as IQ because it enhances memory and allows children to engage in problem-solving.

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Authored by: Lauren Solarski
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Toddlers participating in activities to promote diverse learning
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Building a Cohesive Multimodal Environment for Diverse Learners

Ms. Manfredini seeks to understand the children’s backgrounds and draw on their experiences; she also supports children in using several different communication modes to make and express meaning.

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Authored by: Joseph C. Rumenapp, P. Zitlali Morales, Aquila Manfredini Lykouretzos
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Early childhood educators gathering in the Kindergarten Creator Space
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Inquiry Is Play: Playful Participatory Research (Voices)

This online version includes an additional reflection from the authors showing how the defining elements of PPR transform participatory research into a vehicle for shared learning for teachers and children alike.

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Authored by: Megina Baker, Gabriela Salas Davila
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

NAEYC Governing Board, Young Children Consulting Editors, Voices of Practitioners Editorial Board (November 2018)
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Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

Making Connections. Toward Equity

In July 2017, NAEYC’s national governing board approved the development of a new position statement, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education.”

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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 estudiantes y profesor
Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

Formar conexiones. Hacia la equidad

La junta directiva nacional de NAEYC aprobó en julio de 2017 el desarrollo de una nueva declaración de posición, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education”.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

From Our President. The Beginning of a Conversation

In the spirit of our core beliefs and the continuing transformation at NAEYC, the Governing Board convened a leadership summit in July—“Leading and Working toward Equity.”

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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