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Teaching Young Children is our award-winning magazine for preschool educators

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Teaching Young Children (TYC), our award-winning magazine for classroom educators, highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers. 

Play is an Important Part of Children's Learning and Development

Supporting Language: Culturally Rich Dramatic Play

This article offers ideas on planning language-rich environments that help dual language learners develop communication skills.

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NAEYC Resources on Play

Find resources on how to intentionally connect play and learning, ideas to share with families, and the latest research about learning and play.

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Message in a Backpack™

Tips you can share with families! These handouts are meant to be printed out and sent home with children as a resource for parents and other adult caregivers.

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Now Read This!

The Now Read This! column spotlights developmentally appropriate children's books for preschoolers.

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TYC February/March 2018 Cover
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 11, No. 3
February 1, 2018

February/March 2018

Supporting Children After Disasters, Bubbles
TYC February/March 2018 Issue
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TYC December/January 2018
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 11, No. 2
December 1, 2017

December/January 2018

Play with Patterns & Creative Finds
TYC December/January 2018 Issue
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 11, No. 1
October 1, 2017

October/November 2017

Play Math Games, Persistence and Problem Solving
TYC October/November 2017 Issue
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