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July 31, 2017

NAEYC Members Discuss Alternatives to Calendar Time

NAEYC’s new community platform has been live for just 3 months and already, it is emerging into a thoughtful community for early childhood educators to engage and connect with their peers

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Authored by: Gilmar Rosas
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YC's May 2017 Issue
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Young Children
May 1, 2017

Read the Full Issue (May 2017)

Young Children's May 2017 issue is available as a PDF for members only. Please see the link below.
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Young Children
May 1, 2017

Young Minds: The Important Role of Brain Science

If you’ve visited NAEYC.org lately, you’ve seen our tagline: Promoting high-quality early learning by connecting practice, policy, and research It’s not just a slogan, it’s our guiding principle—and it’s exemplified by the May issue of Young Children.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
May 1, 2017

Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development

Of all that brain science has taught us over the last 30 years, one of the clearest findings is that early brain development is directly influenced by babies’ day-to-day interactions with their caregivers.

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Authored by: J. Ronald Lally, Peter L. Mangione
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Young Children
May 1, 2017

The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story

Free play and guided play—together known as playful learning—are pedagogical tools through which children can learn in joyful and conceptually rich ways.

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Authored by: Brenna Hassinger-Das, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
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YC May 2017 Issue
Issue
Young Children
Vol. 72, No. 2
May 1, 2017

May 2017

Young Minds: The Important Role of Brain Science
YC May 2017 Issue
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

The Heart of Our Work Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Reading the articles in this Young Children cluster about social and emotional development, I can’t help but dream of a world in which all children reap the benefits of the research-based practices highlighted here.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

Children with higher emotional intelligence are better able to pay attention, are more engaged in school, have more positive relationships, and are more empathic.

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Authored by: Shauna L. Tominey, Elisabeth C. O’Bryon, Susan E. Rivers, Sharon Shapses
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children

Many behaviors have cultural roots that teachers can capitalize on to foster each child’s developing identity, share cultural lessons with the whole class, and help children cultivate shared norms for their behavior as students.

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Authored by: Zeynep Isik-Ercan
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YC's March 2017 Issue
Article
Young Children
March 1, 2017

Read the Full Issue (March 2017)

Young Children's March 2017 issue is available as a PDF for members only. Please see the link below.
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YC March 2017 Issue
Issue
Young Children
Vol. 72, No. 1
March 1, 2017

March 2017

Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
YC March 2017 Issue
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Young Children
November 1, 2016

Rocking and Rolling: Learning to Move

Motor development is a constant learning process. A child’s body is continuously growing and changing, and his environment offers different opportunities for movement.

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Authored by: Sandra Petersen, Emily J. Adams, Linda Groves Gillespie
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