Teaching Young Children
Editors’ Note: As early childhood educators, you know that many children’s family networks expand to relatives beyond parents or siblings, include important friends and neighbors, and stretch across states, countries, or oceans. Here, Will Parnell, Ellie Justice, and Laure Pearson Patrick offer an engaging alternative to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations; this year, consider celebrating a Friends and Family Day to help all children—and all families—feel like valued members of your learning community.
Parnell, W., Justice, E., Pearson Patrick, L. (2020). Engage Children’s Communities with Friends and Family Day! Teaching Young Children, 13(4). DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children