NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    • NAEYC Blog
      A Conversation in Hello
      See how a discussion on gift ideas for Father’s Day became an exploration of ways to be inclusive of all families.

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       Updated Topics Pages
      Resources to Help You Make a Difference
      Learn classroom-ready anti-bias approaches, strategies to counter bullying, ways to guide children’s behavior while building positive classroom communities, and how to support the diverse children and families in your program.
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      The Essentials Coming Soon!
      The Essentials
      Understanding and implementing inclusion starts here! A simple, straightforward introduction to the core concepts of teaching and supporting children with disabilities alongside their peers. 
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       YC Article
      Focusing on Families
      This article offers strategies to improve the lives of children growing up in chaotic, stressful conditions. Teachers can learn to model strategies with families and children to improve interactions at home and in programs.
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    • NAEYC Annual Conference
      Register Now!
      Registration is now open for NAEYC's 2017 Annual Conference! Join us this fall in Atlanta, GA, from November 15-18!   
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      Professional Learning Workshop
      Summer Learning for Program Administrators
      On Thursday, July 27th, join NAEYC as we explore Hive, the latest Summer Block Party installation at the National Building Museum followed by a thought-provoking workshop at NAEYC HQ. 
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      Webinar Recording
      Gently Guiding Play
      Dig into the latest research on why play is critical to children’s learning and development with our presenters, psychology expert Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and policy analyst Shayna Cook.


      Image of two children looking in a magnifying glassAdvancing our Goals
      Learn about our Strategic Direction
      NAEYC strives to ensure that all young children reach their full potential. Learn more about our plans as we continue to advance the early learning profession.
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    • NAEYC Governing Board
      Seeking Great Leaders!
      NAEYC is seeking potential candidates for the NAEYC Governing Board. This is a great opportunity to help lead NAEYC and impact the future of ECE!


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      Find high-quality child care or a preschool in your area.
      NAEYC maintains a list of programs that are currently accredited to to help you find a NAEYC-accredited program in your area. 
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