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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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Young Children
November 1, 2019

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

NAEYC Governing Board, Young Children Consulting Editors, and Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board (November 2019)
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

Help Lead NAEYC!

We need you—your experience and expertise as an NAEYC member and leader in the early childhood field—in our organization. We invite you to come to the table and make your voice heard!
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Preparing for Evaluation with Video Self-Reflection

There is one option that is accessible, ongoing, and effective: video self-reflection. Many professions use videos to evaluate and improve performance.

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Authored by: Michelle Grantham-Caston, Cynthia Fontcuberta DiCarlo
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Applying Knowledge to Practice: How Degree Apprenticeships Support Early Educators

Today, the field is in the midst of another of those periods, with widespread calls for all teachers of infants through third graders to have associate or bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education and to receive fair compensation.

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Authored by: Alison Lutton
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Building a Gender-Balanced Workforce: Supporting Male Teachers

Wanting to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact men’s decisions to teach in early childhood, we spent two years studying the experiences of male early childhood educators in New York City.

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Authored by: Kirsten Cole, Jean-Yves Plaisir, Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Antonio Freitas
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Creating a Work Environment That Supports Staff Retention

The consequences in the wake of high turnover are staggering, with the loss of staff affecting children, families, and the general morale and stress levels of staff remaining in the program (Marotz & Lawson 2007).

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Authored by: Nicole R. Hylton, Jennifer A. Vu
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