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Do you watch and observe when children use potty words or engage in potty play? Read one teacher's reflection in "The Poop Machine" from the December/January issue of Teaching Young Children!

The Poop Machine | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine

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"The logistics of enjoying nature with a group of infants and toddlers in a city can be daunting; however, with a few smart policies and wise decisions about health and safety, sharing nature with young children brings rewards that more than make up for the inconveniences."

Exploring the Natural World with Infants and Toddlers in an Urban Setting | Young…

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Thousands of early childhood education professionals converged in the Golden State November 2-5, for NAEYC's 2016 Annual Conference. This event is the largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in early childhood education.

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Use these ideas to help your child learn how and why writing and reading are important and useful.

Read Anything and Everything with Your Child | NAEYC For Families

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Join us next Thursday, December 8th for this full-day DAP training for program administrators. Enter code 'DAPLEADER' when registering to save 20 percent!

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Interested in presenting at NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14? NAEYC seeks proposals that reflect the best thinking in early childhood education, informed by research, policy, and practice. Learn more at: [ Naeyc.org Link ]. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 6, 2017.

Presenting at the 2017 NAEYC Institute

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Help NAEYC create a stronger early childhood profession by participating in #GivingTuesday. Donate now: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Join us this Wednesday at 3PM ET for a free webinar featuring the authors of NAEYC’s newest publication, Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning! Learn how you can inspire children’s creative thinking across all areas of learning - including science, math, reading, technology, social studies, and the arts! Register today: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Innovative thinking in the classroom— Join us for a Nurturing Creativity webinar!

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Bamboo is a unique natural material that can provide days—even months!—of exploration for preschool children. Read about the different ways young children learn from bamboo play! [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Preschoolers Play With Bamboo | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine

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"Recent research shows that infants and toddlers are far more empathetic than we once thought. While they have short fuses, and don’t cope well with sharing, they are capable of being compassionate. With this in mind, here are ten tips I use in the classroom to help infants and toddlers become pro-social that families can also try at home."

10 Tips for Raising a Compassionate Infant-Toddler | NAEYC For Families

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We’ve heard from early childhood educators who are are asking about anti-bias approaches, strategies to counter bullying, and ways to guide children’s behavior, to build positive classroom communities, and to support the range of diverse children and families in their programs. With this in mind, we recently culled excerpts and articles from NAEYC’s publications and online content and are...
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Resources to Help You Make a Difference | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Singing to a child is a great way to encourage musical development; but what are some additional ways to support very young children in this developmental milestone? Here are developmentally appropriate expectations for music development for young children of various ages.

Sing With Me Baby! | NAEYC For Families

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Early childhood educators have the power to start early and start strong by helping all children learn to respect themselves and others. When children and teachers speak different languages, they need special strategies to build that life-changing sense of community.

Fast 5 Gamechangers Help Diverse Children Respect Each Other | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Program Administrators! Join NAEYC's Professional Learning & Engagement team at NAEYC Headquarters on December 8 for a full-day training to investigate how infusing developmentally appropriate practice into your interactions can reinvigorate teachers and encourage family engagement. You won't want to miss this workshop, register today! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"Historically, child care has been tasked with supporting working parents, with the focus on keeping kids safe rather than promoting their development and learning. Yet most families want and need both. And neuroscience has confirmed what social scientists have long suspected—the first five years of life are the critical time for rapid brain development. During this period, children build the...
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Daycare or School? There’s a Third Way | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Creativity is a cornerstone of complex, unconventional thinking, and developing creativity begins at a young age. With this book, early childhood teachers will discover how to tap into and scaffold children’s natural curiosity and creative abilities. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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The Fall 2016 Tribute Issue of Voices of Practitioners honoring Voices editor Gail Perry is available now! [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Voices of Practitioners is a vehicle for dissemination of early childhood teachers’ systematic study of an aspect of their own classroom practice. Deeply involved in the daily lives of children and their families, teachers provide a critical insider perspective on life...
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Voices of Practitioners | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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