2014 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo November 5-8, 2014.
The 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference
is approaching fast, this year the Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas from November 5-8.2014. Join some of today's top experts in the early childhood field, as we discuss ways to enhance the way we develop, teach and interact with young children. This four-day conference will feature presentations, exhibits, breakouts, consultations, workshops, networking and much more. Be sure to participate in this year's scavenger hunt, where you have the opportunity to connect with different exhibitors and win some great prizes given away daily by the NAEYC.
Here's a look at some of the sessions
that will be held at this year's conference.
A New Pilot Program from the NAEYC Academy
This summer, the NAEYC Academy will pilot the System-Wide Program Portfolio Evidence Review. This new pilot aims to make the Program Portfolio creation and revision processes less burdensome for program administrators across the country. Systems comprising multiple early childhood programs can learn more and apply here.
Updated Fees for NAEYC Accreditation - Effective January 1, 2015
NAEYC’s commitment to the program administrators and teaching staff who pursue quality improvement through NAEYC Accreditation—and to the children and families who ultimately benefit from that inspiring work—has never been stronger. In order to continue supporting early childhood programs and strengthening the accreditation system, NAEYC has taken steps to ensure the long-term viability of NAEYC Accreditation.
After careful consideration, the fees for pursuing and maintaining NAEYC Accreditation will be increased starting January 1, 2015. Click here for more information. We understand that these updated fees will affect your program, and we welcome your questions and concerns.
New Trend Brief Now Available
Trend Briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect those findings to early childhood education research trends. NAEYC is proud to announce a new Trend Brief that considers the importance of family engagement, a concept that is robustly assessed through NAEYC Accreditation. Read more about Trend Briefs here.
Catch Up with the Latest Accreditation Updates
“Revised NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation Criteria—Effective April 1, 2014”—In response to recent changes in best practices in the field of early childhood education, NAEYC has revised five Early Childhood Program Accreditation Criteria.
"Revised Guidance for Assessment—Effective April 1, 2014"—Guidance both explains how the criteria are assessed by NAEYC and clarifies the intent of the criteria. Read more about the criteria and past revisions to Guidance here.
Criterion 5.A.03: Resource for Programs—Use this resource to ensure that your program meets Required Criterion 5.A.03. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NAEYC Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification regarding the current requirements for 5.A.03.
Infant Sleep Equipment Protocol—Beginning April 1, 2014, cribs and infant sleep equipment have not been assessed on visits. Review this protocol for more information.